If youre enjoying the golden era of "weird" happening in comedy right now, Maria Bamford
is your gal. With quick manipulations of her thin lips, or a deadpan flattening of her otherwise-squeaky voice to imitate a friend or nemesis, Bamford goes the distance when it comes to making you laugh without a linear narrative. Shes easy to follow, and never boring: You may have caught her in the Comedians of Comedy
tour and movie, alongside the currently ubiquitous Zach Galifianakis (another whose style doesnt rely on pat setups and punchline formulas) and Patton Oswalt. She recently guest-starred on John C. Reillys fantastically whacked and wonderful Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
on Adult Swim, and is sure to be popping up more and more, especially if the mainstream stays weird.
Chris Voth and Nato Green open.
July 20-21, 8 p.m., 2010