WHY IT'S A PICK
First and foremost, I absolutely adore Maria Bamford. She has continually found new ways to package and promote her unique brand of comedy - from her special which was filmed in her living room (performing for only her parents), to her Ask My Mom webseries (where she plays herself and her mother), to this hysterically funny, different, sharply written, irreverent series based on her life. Completely binge-worthy, unless you want to pace yourself until season 2 comes out later in 2017.
Ashlee is a Texan living in NYC by way of Los Angeles. Her first time doing stand up (well, in front of an audience) was on national television - which is a great place to start when you have no idea what you're doing. After studying, writing, and performing in LA for a couple of years, Ashlee met a boy in a bar in Vegas, who very conveniently lived in NYC. After many a cocktail, exorbitant cell phone bill (remember paying for minutes!?!), and a whirlwind cross-country courtship - the boy is now the husband, and a great source for material (very NICE, LOVING material). Ashlee has taken the stage in many a fine basement, bar, lounge, restaurant, club, rooftop, warehouse, converted apartment... well, you get it.
She is the Founder / Producer of MicShopNYC - a series of mics, shows, and resources for comics, and the Editor of This Week in Comedy. In 2016, Ashlee made her debut at Carolines on Broadway, and was selected to feature in the 5th Annual Chicago Womens Funny Festival as well as the Big Little Comedy Festival in Cleveland.
She is currently following 36 dogs, 5 cats, 4 pigs, and a raccoon on Instagram.
Carolines, Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, the Stand, Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Eastville, Hollywood Improv, The Greg Behrendt Show.
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