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For most people, Plan B is nothing more than a fall-back, a pale imitation of the grand plan that might have been. Maria Bamford, as even casual fans will admit, is not ''most people.'' There's no telling what her Plan A might have entailed (perhaps a one-woman rendition of ''Grey Gardens?''), but Bamford's Plan B turns out to be a virtuoso, one-woman performance of a self-imposed stint in Northwoods exile. Filmed live at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, the extra-packed DVD now out from Stand Up! Records has an intimate and theatrical flavor that may feel unexpected to some of Bamford's followers, but skillfully weaves together the most well-wrought portions of her repertoire. More focused than her usual stand-up routine, in Plan B Bamford takes on the story of her own Hollywood life, viewed from the much safer - and possibly much weirder - climes of Duluth, MN. Playing all of the characters, from her parents to her high school nemesis-cum-Target checkout girl, Bamford lovingly skewers her origins, reminding us that, while there may be no place like home, there's really no place like home.
Among the most charming aspects of the whole disc, the many fantastic extras reveal a commentary track voiced by Bamford and her proud parents, Joel and Marilyn. The familial trio falls in easily together, watching Plan B, bantering, reminiscing, and occasionally setting the record straight when it comes to the way things were and the way things were... to Maria.
Plan B is an excellent show... --theseriouscomedysite(dot)com, March 8, 2010See all Editorial Reviews
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The live performance features some of Bamford's best material, relating to insecurities, social discomfort, family, friends, etc. Bamford does hilarious impressions of her family members and arch enemy (who may be fictional) amongst others. This is not a typical live performance. It's more a performance piece meant to make you feel as if you've entered Maria's world.
As a bonus, Maria included an interview which shows her everyday home life. This is another funny portion of the video, but more off the cuff which is entertaining in a different way compared to the live performance.
The DVD features the option to hear Maria and her parents comment over the actual performance and interview portions. Hearing her actual parents is entertaining on different levels.
I highly recommend this DVD for anyone into comedy.
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I would recomend it to anyone who already loves her comedy, there's lots of new stuff.