Are you missing Kimmy Schmidt? Of course you are, but as there is nothing we can do about speeding up the passage of time, you’ll be pleased to discover a brand new Netflix series that might tickle your funny bone. Maria Bamford plays of fictionalised version of herself (based on her own real life experiences) in Lady Dynamite. Created and produced by Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) the first season is now streaming on Netflix.
Maria Bamford is a sorely underrated comedian who will be familiar to those of you that watched the Netflix revival of Arrested Development (she played Tobias’ new love interest DeBrie Bardeaux). Anyhoo, all 12 episodes are now available and if you need further convincing to give it a go the series features appearances from Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jenny Slate, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain, and Jon Cryer. If that doesn’t seal the deal then why not watch the trailer below.
This is the true story of a woman who loses — and then finds — her shit.
Lady Dynamite is a 12-episode half-hour comedy from Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park) starring comedian-actress Maria Bamford. Based on what she has accepted to be “her life,” the semi-autobiographical, semi-surreal series is a truthful look at the highs and lows of Bamford’s life — as an actor on the rise, during her hospitalization for bipolar disorder, and through her present life in LA, where she’s reached a middle ground and found love.