Maria Bamford  with Aparna Nancherla

Maria Bamford with Aparna Nancherla

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Maria Bamford with Aparna Nancherla

High Plains Comedy Festival Presents: Maria Bamford with Very Special Guest Aparna Nancherla

Maria Bamford is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show. She is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.

Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends.

Maria recurred as “DeBrie Bardeaux” on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot. She also recurred on FX’s critically-praised Louie, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, and USA’s Benched. Maria’s new Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, was created by Mitch Hurwitz (from Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (from South Park).

Aparna Nancherla was featured in Elle’s 2016 “Women in Comedy Issue” as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. Aparna was a series regular in Comedy Central’s Corporate and HBO’s Crashing. She was also featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. Other television credits include Netflix’s Master of None and Love, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde, and Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman. In 2018 Aparna makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand-up appearances include Seeso’s stand-up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, season 2 of Comedy Central’s Meltdown, as well as Adam Devine’s House Party. In 2013, Aparna made her late night stand-up debut on TBS’s Conan and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her TV writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyers, as well as being a regular correspondent/writer on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Aparna is an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program and currently headlines throughout the world and has been seen at a number of festivals.