Maria Bamford with Ophira Eisenberg

Friday, August 02, 2019

Location Amphitheater

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center, (716) 357-6250

General Admission $40

This event is programmed in partnership with the National Comedy Center.

Maria Bamford, Comedian, actress
Ophira Eisenberg, Host, NPR’s “Ask Me Another”

Stand-up comedian and actress Maria Bamford is the star and executive producer of the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series “Lady Dynamite,” created by Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”) and Pam Brady (“South Park”). She is also the creator and star of “Maria Bamford: the special special special” and of the cult hit web series, “The Maria Bamford Show.”

Bamford 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 has voiced characters on countless animation series, including “Big Mouth,” “Talking Tom and Friends,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Adventure Time,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Legend of Korra,” “Puss in Boots,” “CatDog” and PBS’ Emmy-winning series “Word Girl.” Bamford played DeBrie Bardeaux on the Netflix reboot of “Arrested Development” and also recurred on the ABC hit series, “Fresh off the Boat.” Bamford is the 2014 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic; her late-night appearances include “Conan,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, Bamford also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was the first female member of the college’s improv comedy group, The Improverts.

Bamford will be interviewed by Ophira Eisenberg, the host of NPR’s and WNYC’s weekly trivia, puzzle, and game show “Ask Me Another’ — half raucous pub trivia, half comedy talk show with witty banter, celebrity guests, and live music blended in. It currently airs on radio and is available on iTunes or from the NPR website.

Eisenberg has recently performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and has appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, “The Today Show,” TV Guide Channel’s “Standup In Stilettos,” Fox, E! Channel, CNN, Oxygen Network, and the AXS Network. In Canada, she appeared in her own comedy special for CTV’s Comedy Now. She is the author of the memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, and her writing has been featured in five anthologies including, I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top ComicsRejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Canceled; and Heeb magazine’s Sex, Drugs, and Gelfite Fish. She has also contributed to US Weekly’s “Fashion Police” and

Eisenberg regularly tell stories and tours with the storytelling nonprofit group The Moth, and her stories have also been featured on their “Audience Favorites” CD, podcast, and award-winning radio show.