A year or so after the Chicago Blacksox intentionally blew the 1919 World Series, Shoeless Joe Jackson walked out of a crowded courtroom after being arrested for gambling and some other trumped up charges. Charley Owens of the Chicago Daily News reported that a heartbroken, sweet, little boy with a South Side accent pleaded with the baseball star, “Say it ain’t so, Joe!”
Forget the fact that Jackson later said the quote was completely fabricated; the sentiment’s a good one. And it’s how I feel whenever the creators of a show to which I’ve grown attached decide to call it quits.
First there was Ze (though he did give us a year’s notice), then Winelibrary’s Gary Vaynerchuck teased at throwing in the towel, and now comedian Maria Bamford looks like she’s off to non-Internet things.
At least that’s what Super Deluxe is saying. As the almost believable story goes, Bamford was quarantined to her parent’s house in Duluth, Minnesota after having a nervous breakdown at a stand-up club in Los Angeles several months ago. Now she feels ready to give LA another try. (I was kinda sad when I first heard the news and thought about how her family members might miss having her around. Then I remembered that it’s a one-woman show and she plays the entire family. Yes, it’s that’s good.)