Written: Joseph Santiago
Date: February 11, 2020
Maria Bamford: Female Comedians Still Can’t Get Through
Maria Bamford has been a stand-up comic for more than 30 years. It is likely that she’s one of your all-time favorites, or you just haven’t heard about her.
This week, Bamford will be releasing another hour-long special, the third of her series. It is titled “Weakness is the Brand,” which is based on how she explains her shakiness in both hands and feet to her audience.
Bamford has a tremor that can be quite distracting, especially in a performer. She imitates a critic who asks why she wouldn’t take medication to offset the hundreds she’s already on so he can feel more comfortable, to which she replies “weakness is the brand.”