Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Maria Bamford: Old Baby2017

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)



Critic Consensus: Maria Bamford delights with her distinct style and impressive onstage confidence, solidifying her status as a contemporary master of comedy.

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In her first special since her hit show Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford is back and ready to make things awkward with Maria Bamford: Old Baby. Expect the unconventional with a special that moves through a series of odd L.A. performance venues, exploring the relationship between Maria and her various audiences. Maria takes on dog park philosophers, mismatched in-laws, hard-to-move merchandise, therapy songs, audience abandonment issues, and the true story of peek-a-boo.

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Critic Reviews for Maria Bamford: Old Baby

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Maria Bamford's erratic, scatterbrained comedy has always been an acquired taste, but her latest special proves she's a manic genius.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…
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The venues in this roaming special may change, but whether she's performing for a group on the street or for one person at home, she kills.

July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Maria Bamford is a genius, able to play with form without the ego or cynicism of many lauded deconstructionists. Her comedy and invention is self-inspired.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

[Maria] Bamford is on her own again in Old Baby, and I'm tempted to say it's her strongest comedy special yet, though I almost certainly pronounced her last one the same.

January 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Indeed, you can think of Ms. Bamford as the Wes Anderson of stand-up: Both are refined artists whose meticulous and sensitive set pieces are formally daring and stubbornly committed to a distinctive aesthete's sensibility.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Maria Bamford's unique ability to meld angst, annoyance, joy, and giddy good will into an exhilarating, buoyant whole is a miracle of its own, and it never gets boring.

January 5, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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