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Maria Bamford’s Netflix sitcom ‘Lady Dynamite’ tackles mental health with comedy

'You say diagnosis, I say diagyesis.'


Christine Friar


Posted on Apr 22, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 9:59 pm CDT

Comedian Maria Bamford is trying her hand at a traditional sitcom with her new Netflix series Lady Dynamite, and it looks promising and cute.

Like her standup, the show is autobiographical, and focuses on Bamford trying to negotiate working to be a famous comedian while she’s struggling to cope with her own mental health.

From the trailer alone it looks like the show will feature plenty of appearances from Bamford’s comedian friends, including: Sarah Silverman, Ana Gasteyer, Jason Mantzoukas, the Lucas Brothers, Lennon Parham, and more. Plus, Arrested Development‘s Mitchell Hurwitz and South Park‘s Pam Brady co-created the show with Bamford. She has trusted, hilarious people in her corner.

The first season will have 12 half-hour episodes and premieres on Netflix May 20.

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*First Published: Apr 22, 2016, 9:31 am CDT