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Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite is a vibrant, subversive, sweet, meta-fictional ride - but also a courageous, boundary-busting and ultimately deep portrayal of a troubled psyche.


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A comedy series based on the life of comedian Maria Bamford that tells the story of a woman's chaotic life.


Ana Gasteyer
as Karen Grisham
Fred Melamed
as Bruce Ben-Bacharach
Ed Begley Jr.
as Joel Bamford
Mary Kay Place
as Marilyn Bamford
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Critic Reviews for Lady Dynamite: Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

It's a show that follows the well-worn track of stand-up-comic-does-TV but it ambitiously seeks to subvert not just the sitcom genre, but more dangerously the stand-up-comic-does-TV sitcom genre. It's risky, but it pays off.

September 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Welcome to Lady Dynamite, where not knowing exactly what's going on is half the fun.

May 18, 2016 | Full Review…
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This odd, kaleidoscopic series from Maria Bamford is great, if you like twisted scripted comedy, the theme of mental illness, and hallucinogenic flights of fancy, which I do.

June 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Lady Dynamite was a blast of technicolour goofiness. Characters turned into animals. There were cartoon interludes. Bamford's adorable pug spoke with the voice of Werner Herzog. Time and again, the joyful strangeness outweighed the fear.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a show that says, "you're not alone and never will be". It's also a show that says, "let's laugh about our problems and look at some cute pugs".

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

A series like Lady Dynamite proves that there is room for comedy that is genuinely fresh and surprising, even if it also makes you a little uncomfortable.

July 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Lady Dynamite: Season 1


A very meta comedy filled with surrealism, not something you'd see everyday, took a while for me to get into it but it's got its own little charm.


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