The Internet is populated with a massive number of comedy channels; however, before there was Above Average and Bad Teeth, there was Super Deluxe. The TBS-owned channel featured some of the biggest names in comedy before it folded into Adult Swim in 2008. The last remnant of the once-great hub is a sad-looking page on the Adult Swim website that features a partial selection of Super Deluxe’s content.
One of the channel’s biggest stars was Maria Bamford, whose Maria Bamford Show was a shining example of her fast-paced, frenzied, and schizophrenic comedic style. Bamford released the last episode of her series over four years ago, but she will soon be returning to the Internet with a one hour “anti-special”, titled Maria Bamford: The special special special! It will become available on November 28 through Chill.com‘s Chill Direct platform.
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Bamford’s ‘special’ will take place in her living room and will hope to capture the same essence that made us fall in love with her digital work back in the day. A fee of $4.99 will give viewers complete access to the special, continuing a pay-to-view model that has been used by several comedians in the past, including Louis CK and Aziz Ansari.
Bamford has also lent her talents to a number of well-known programs. Since we checked in on her last, she’s made appearances in Louie, The Legend of Korra, and Adventure Time. She’s proven herself as a versatile and talented comedian, and her special special special will be quite worth the $5 price tag.