[20060023] Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford @ Nova 2

7:00pm, Tues 28 Feb 2006

Score: 4

Let’s cut to the chase – Bamford’s schtick is her little-girl-lost voice, contrasting against her larger-than-life characterisations. That’s it. There’s no insightful wit; no acerbic jibes; no absurd surrealism.

Just observational humour and characterisations.

Most of her act is spent making fun of her mother, and of her temping jobs she’d used to support her chosen career. She has a minor (almost in passing) dig at her President. And that’s about it. That’s the content of her show. There’s a few giggles to be had – but they’re just that, giggles. No guffaws… giggles. Which kind of suit the whole little-girl-lost thing… hunched giggles hiding your face.


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