There’s gonna be a new Maria Bamford stand-up special on Netflix next week and frankly? this could not be better timing. When the world seems dark, when the vultures of depression are circling, we always turn to America’s weirdest stand-up comic to make us feel better. And the Bamf has never failed us yet. Check out Old Baby – directed by Jessica Yu – on May 2nd, and let your problems blow away like a big ol fart!
If you’re looking for a funny badass who simultaneously give no fucks and also cares way too much, the new Netflix show Girlboss might be for you. Britt Robertson plays legendary tough chick Sophia Amoruso, who built a fashion empire out of a love for thrifting. The showrunner is Kay Cannon of Pitch Perfect fame, Charlize Theron is executive producing, and it’s just chock full of awesome women writers, producers and actors. We legit can’t wait for the premiere.
It’s like someone got us the gift we didn’t know we always wanted. Oh what a glorious day. NBC just greenlit a reality show hosted by Kween Amy and angelic human moustache Nick Offerman, and get this – it’s all about people who make cool stuff. It’s called The Handmade Project, and Poehler is gonna be the crafting noob while Offerman plays the expert. And the best news? YOU COULD BE ON IT!! If you’re crafty you can apply at handmadeprojectcasting.com.
So in honor of this exciting news, we’re sharing this magnificent mashup of Ron and Leslie moments. They just couldn’t be cuter.
If you haven’t heard Sakdiyah’s stand-up yet, today is your lucky day. The badass comic doesn’t always perform in English, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia this TEDx talk is a perfect introduction to Sakdiyah’s irreverent take on extremism, globalism, and dating in your 30’s. She’s the whole package.
How rad is it that SNL finally figured out what to do with Leslie Jones??? She has been absolutely murdering it this season, but that’s no surprise to anybody who followed her stand-up career. Case in point: Problem Child, her stand-up special from 2010. Big Les goes FULL OUT with her takes on girl squads, good dick, being super tall, and way way more. So please enjoy this throwback clip, in which she describes your 4 best friends and you with deadly accuracy.
Can we please get more cool women taking jobs from middle-aged dudes? Aubrey Plaza -aka the patron saint of weirdos – landed a role that was def not written with her in mind, but she’s just so glorious that they couldn’t resist her. Also Legion honestly does sounds dope.