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Storytime: Maria Bamford’s institutionalization in a psych ward is Above Average


What happens if you're committed to a mental institution for psychiatric evaluation on a 5150 hold for 72 hours?

What happens once the psych ward staffers find out you're great comedian Maria Bamford? What happens once they realize Bamford's act already includes channeling different voices and personalities? Do they need to Google her first? Do they need to Google her right then and there? And what's a psych ward stay like, anyhow?

Bamford tells her tale in the latest installment of director Chioke Nassor's "Storytime" webseries for Above Average. Prepare yourself for real talk, and...

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Don't worry, though. The Bammer is doing just fine. Better than fine, in fact: She has begun production on her first starring sitcom, "Lady Dynamite," this summer for Netflix.

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