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‘Who is Maria Bamford?’ Judd Apatow and others try to explain

 Maria Bamford and friends announce premiere date for upcoming Netflix show

Comedian Maria Bamford is shown in her Los Angeles-area home holding a pillow with an image of her two dogs, Bert, left, and Blueberry in 2012. Bamford has a new series scheduled to debut on Netflix on May 20.

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Audiences eagerly awaiting comedian Maria Bamford’s upcoming Netflix series got some very good news in a very amusing way late Monday night.

Bamford announced via her Twitter feed that “Lady Dynamite” would be debuting on May 20 with 12 half-hour episodes, and before long, lots of famous friends were sending along video clips helping her to promote the show.

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Best known for her stand-up comedy that features popular impressions of both her mother and her agent, Bamford has also made notable appearances on FX’s “Louie” and Netflix’s “Arrested Development." 


Bamford will star in the series, as well as serve as an executive producer for the single-camera comedy, which will include several elements inspired by the comedian’s life, along with a few surreal elements as well. Pam Brady (“South Park”) and Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”) join Bamford as executive producers.

Check out tweets from just a few of Bamford’s biggest (and most famous) fans below.

Director Judd Apatow:


Comedian Sarah Silverman:

 Actor Adam Pally:

Comedian Tig Notaro:

Twitter: @midwestspitfire

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