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She is an exceedingly weird, adorable little blonde woman.

Her latest special was filmed in front of an audience of two: Her parents.

Her jokes aren't of the setup-punchline variety. She weaves dark little narratives and really lays bare a lot of what goes on in her head. She has had mental health issues and confronts them directly.

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To wit: "There's a lot of mental illness in my family. So, if you catch schizophrenia, get four boxes of Mike and Ikes, a Bible, and a cage. Wait it out."

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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:So you're saying that 25 years is probably the cutoff point where people engage in conversation and instead tell each other to go Google it. I think I understand!

Maria Bamford, top 5 comedian, but maybe not possessing one of the top 5 most passionate fan bases.
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Dice.

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Remember that part about not running off the other posters, Ben?

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Post by Roody_Yogurt »

I saw Patrice O'Neal in a crappy movie I was watching last night, and just to make sure it was actually he, I was looking at his imdb page (and it was him).

Anyhow, it had links to an article about a fundraiser for a documentary about him. If anyone is interested, check it out:

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Re: The Top 5 Standup Comedians of All-Time

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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:1. Mitch Hedberg
2. Louis CK
3. Brian Regan
4. George Carlin
5. Richard Pryor

JC, whatcha got? I get the feeling that this thread will make a lot of people angry. Thanks, Ben, for posting it to your Facebook, where you knew it would make you angry.
At no point in your life were you ever entertained by Richard Pryor. Stop trying so hard. Just replace him Dave Chappelle.
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I like him in Superman III. That was a long time ago..

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Richard Pryor and Woody Allen are definitely up there.

Patrice O'Neal doesn't deserve it simply for the single gem of: "You can keep an Estevez down!"

Some other honorable mentions, were certainly honorably mentioned by you guys.

Daniel Tosh is my favorite living comedian not currently accused of rape.

Otherwise, not entirely sure... Sam Kinison is great. Carlin is great, but he's more thoughtful than funny, and he's certainly been outdone.

Oh, by the way Robb, I'm still alive. Not sure exactly where was the proper place to mention that.

--Robbie.

P.S. Maria Bamford is the blonde girl who does all the weird voices. One of her fake voices actually sounds more normal than her real voice... q.e.d.

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Great to see you here again, Erebor!
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Re: Opinion

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Thanks, Robb.

I could have sworn I'd get flamed for my opinion.

I was counting on that... Has the passion simply died down for this topic?

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Robb,

Just wanted to know if my email ended up in a black hole again, or if you got it. If not, I can send you mine.

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Bamford is occasionally on Chris Hardwick's fake gameshow, "@Midnight".

She has never won, to the best of my recollection.
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Kudos to the @Midnight reference.

I knew I couldn't be the only person who liked that show.

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Erebor wrote:Robb,

Just wanted to know if my email ended up in a black hole again, or if you got it. If not, I can send you mine.
Did you send me one recently? If so, I didn't get it! You can always reach me at beaver@zombieworld.com.
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Email, again.

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Yeah, I did, man.

This site has an email link that apparently sends it nowhere.

I'll resend.

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zombieworld.com may not be the best of domain names.
I don't know.

Anyway, here's mine: eyes_only_11@yahoo.com

It's possible I keep ending up in your spam folder.
I sent it for the second time, the other day.

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Erebor wrote:zombieworld.com may not be the best of domain names.
I don't know.

Anyway, here's mine: eyes_only_11@yahoo.com

It's possible I keep ending up in your spam folder.
I sent it for the second time, the other day.

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No, I got it, just haven't had a chance to reply to e-mail yet.
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OK, cool.

Hope your game is coming along well.

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