Maria Bamford's latest special, Old Baby, is going to be drastically different from her last one. The last one -- The Special Special Special -- was a very intimate performance for the comedian's parents. This one will take place in the streets, stages, a bowling alley, and a bookstore. It's a lot like Chris Rock: Kill The Messenger except a lot more self-depricating. Old Baby will premiere on Netflix on Tuesday, May 2nd.
As Netflix takes the comedy special crown from both Comedy Central and HBO, the streaming platform sets the date for its next five stand up events. Big Red is staying true to its word that it will in fact release a new special every week this year. Joining already announced Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman specials is Maria Bamford, Norm MacDonald and Hasan Minhaj sets.
On May 2nd, Bamford's Old Baby premieres; May 9th has MacDonald's Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Turkey; Morgan's Staying Alive bows on May 16th; Minhaj's very popular Homecoming King plays on May 23; and A Speck of Dust from Silverman flutters on May 30th.
Netflix also announced premiere dates for their new comedy shows. Master of None season 2 debuts on May 12th. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 begins on May 19th. Season 2 of F Is For Family debuts on May 30th.
Netflix continues giving your favorite comedians their own shows and the next one its premiering is Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite on May 20. The Mitch Hurwitz produced series is a half hour single camera comedy that follows the comedienne as she "loses -- and then finds -- her shit."
Like many of its comtemporaries, the show is going to have a multitude of guest stars including Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Adam Pally, June Diane Raphael, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt and way more. This isn't the first time Bamford has appeared on Netflix. She also has a very intimate standup special that is sure to delight. To add to the announcement enjoyment, Bamford is having a tweetgasm as she asks her fans to tweet her videos of their excitement. Her friends get in on the fun too.