Wednesday watch: Lady Dynamite


There’s nobody quite like Maria Bamford. She brings a facility with voices and an endearing, off-kilter personality to stand-up comedy that tackles heavy subjects like her own struggles with mental illness. I was thrilled to hear she was teaming up with Mitch Hurwitz of Arrested Development on her own show for Netflix. It’s out, and it has exceeded my expectations. If you like the surreal, multi-layered humor of Arrested Development, the tone of this show will be resonate with you. In addition to being hilarious, it weaves in issues like mental illness, misogyny and racism seamlessly. Watch the trailer below, and stream the whole first season immediately.



Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

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