NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 – Maria Bamford is in full swing as her new album “Ask Me About My New God!” is set to

be released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, July 16.
The album is a brand-new audio performance of much of the material from her special, “Maria

Bamford: the special special special!” which was named one of Vulture’s Top 10 Stand-Up

Specials of 2012 and which The New York Times praised as “compelling” and “as eccentric as

her singularly funny comedy.”

As one of the most revered comics in the industry, Bamford

brings her distinct comedy style to her performance with a parade of voices and characters. She

recites Paula Deen’s recipes as a suicide note, speaks pretend Spanish, and shares many of her

family’s unique life perspectives. Tracks include “Gas Station Recipes,” “Over 40 and Dating” and

“Dark Dad.” The CD version of the album also includes a bonus DVD of Bamford’s two half hour

episodes of “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” from season eleven and season five of the


Bamford has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People and was

most recently praised for her role on Netflix’s “Arrested Development” reboot as “fantastic”

(Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the

entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). Her cult hit web series, “The Maria Bamford

Show,” has been displayed at the Museum of Art and Design in New York and was described as a “cold

blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker. Her previous album, “Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome,”

was named one of the best comedy albums of the decade by The AV Club.

In addition

to her two “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” performances, Bamford starred in the COMEDY CENTRAL series

“The Comedians of Comedy” and Netflix’s “Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.” She has made multiple

late-night appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig

Ferguson,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” as well as not-so-late

appearances on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” and “Premium Blend,” Bamford has guest-starred on FX’s “Louie” and COMEDY CENTRAL’s “The

Sarah Silverman Program” and has recurring roles on the rebooted “Arrested Development” (Netflix),

“Tim & Eric: Awesome Show” and “Check It Out” (both Adult Swim).

Bamford currently

contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time,” FX’s

“Unsupervised,” Disney Channel’s “Kick Buttowski,” Nickelodeon’s “Legend of Korra” and “Kung Fu

Panda,” PBS’s Emmy®-winning series “Word Girl” and the upcoming “Tight Bros” for Adult Swim. She

was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon’s “CatDog” and “Back at the Barnyard.”


writing has been featured in The Onion, The Melbourne Age, and LA Weekly. Her

popular CDs include “The Burning Bridges Tour,” “How to Win,” and “Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome.”

She also created and starred in “The Maria Bamford Show,” a unique 20 webisode series for Turner’s

Superdeluxe that has taken on a cult status afterlife on YouTube. She can currently be seen

performing in her living room for her parents on the Chill.com direct-to-fans event, “Maria

Bamford: the special special special!”

Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL

Records include: “Owen Benjamin: High Five Til It Hurts,” Aziz Ansari’s “Dangerously Delicious,”

“Jim Gaffigan’s “Mr. Universe,” George Lopez’ “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” Reggie Watts’ “ALive At

Central Park,” Hannibal Buress’ “Animal Furnace,” John Mulaney’s “New in Town,” “Patton Oswalt’s

“Finest Hour,” Lewis Black’s “The Prophet,” Louis C.K.’s “Hilarious,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS,

WORDS,” Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If

Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” and the Grammy® Award-winning “Lewis Black: The

Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.

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