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.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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