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Sure, I'll Join Your Cult with Maria Bamford

interviews Sep 27, 2023


Comedian and author, Maria Bamford, who shares the hometown of Duluth, Minnesota with Sharon, has a few laughs on today's episode. Together, they discuss how Maria began her career as a comedian, and dive into her book: Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere. In this delightful conversation, they playfully banter about the irony of fundraising benefits, what makes one susceptible to cult-like mentality, and explore the cultural shift that has allowed society to speak more openly about mental health. Maria’s quirky and personal comedy style gives room to breathe, and to not be offended if something is not your style.


Special thanks to our guest, Maria Bamford, for joining us today. 


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About the Guest:

Maria Bamford is revered for her deeply personal and experimental comedy about mental illness.  She starred in the surreal, semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown, and is the star of three unconventional hour-long stand-up specials: Weakness is the Brand, Old Baby and Maria Bamford, the special, special, special!  Maria was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She is often recognized for her prolific voiceover work, including characters on Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, HouseBroken, Teenage Euthanasia and Adventure Time. Her memoir Sure, I'll Join Your Cult will be published by Simon & Schuster in September 2023.

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