Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People, Maria Bamford headlines this year's 6th Annual Women in Comedy Festival. Maria held recurring roles on various television shows, such as fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. Additionally, she could be seen as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised for. Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Maria is 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 has made numerous late-night appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Maria currently contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl, Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda and Legend of Korra, and Fox’s upcoming Golan the Insatiable. She was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon’s CatDog and Back at the Barnyard (in which she reprised the role of Mrs. Beady from the Nick feature Barnyard). Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, GQ and LA Weekly. Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God!, is available on Comedy Central Records. The 6th Annual Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) will be held in Boston and Cambridge, MA this year on May 8th through May 11th. This year’s headliners include Maria Bamford, Wendy Leibman, Judy Gold, Cameron Esposito, Jackie Kashian and Erin Jackson. Visit www.womenincomedyfestival.com for more information.
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