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Lady Dynamite’s season premiere manages to have its cake and eat it too

Lady Dynamite’s second-season premiere wants to have its cake and eat it, too. That’s not a complaint; that’s a theme woven through “Wet Raccoon” right from the jump—the actual jump, when Maria jumps in and out of the shower in the opening scene. (I’ll use “Maria” to speak of the fictionalized character and “Bamford”…

Lady Dynamite’s 2nd season proves you don’t have to suffer for your art

At a time when anxiety is running especially high across the country—or, at the very least, people are more open about those feelings—the return of Lady Dynamite couldn’t be more welcome. Actor-comedian Maria Bamford stars as herself in this comedy from Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, which is equal parts surreal comedy…

Tina and Tammy enter into a babysitting showdown in a competitive Bob's Burgers 

Tina is the character who has grown the most over the course of Bob’s Burgers’s 8 seasons, despite the cartoon rules of arrested development. And in “Sit Me Baby One More Time” we see her grow beyond horse and zombie-loving nerd into a woman so confident she’s a full blown bully. Tina gets nasty when Tammy (Jenny…

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Maria Bamford hits the stage (and the streets, and a bowling alley) in the Old Baby trailer

It’s been almost a year since Maria Bamford and her pugs charmed the pants off of comedy fans with her sweetly kooky and candid Netflix series Lady Dynamite, one of The A.V. Club’s best TV shows of 2016. Next week she returns to the streaming service with Old Baby, her first stand-up special since releasing the show,…