Maria Bamford is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design. She is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.
Maria voices characters on numerous animated series including BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. She can also be heard voicing lead roles on Fox’s Golan the Insatiable and Yahoo’s Talking Tom & Friends.
Maria recurred as DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat and USA’s Benched. Maria’s new Netflix series, Lady Dynamite was created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). It premieres in May 2016.
Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show.
Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV) and appeared on Louie (FX) this past season. He is a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show and The Joe Rogan Experience and will appear later this year in both Comedy Bang Bang (IFC) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)
A frequent panelist for five years on Chelsea Lately, Greg also spent five years on VH1’s Best Week Ever, hosted Pumped (The Speed Channel) last year and he starred in two half-hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central. Greg’s 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.
Writing credits include HBO’s Lucky Louie, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Man Show and many others. On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savants.
Lee Keeler, a native of Sioux City, is a comedy writer and producer living in Los Angeles. He has written for ScreenJunkies.com, The Devastator, Crave Comedy Online and more. Keeler produces and hosts The Hour of Power Hour, a comedy/variety event in residence at the Improv Hollywood. The show has consistently boasted some of the freshest voices in comedy today, including TJ Miller, Judd Apatow, Kyle Kinane, David Spade, Kevin Pollak, Paul Scheer, Maria Bamford and many more. He has also produced shows at iO West and the Comedy Central Stage and is the founder/producer of the Green Gravel Comedy Fest in Iowa.
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Featuring Maria Bamford (The Special Special Special!), Paul Scheer (The League), Greg Fitzsimmons (FitzDog Radio) and Dave Anthony (Walking the Room), Proudly co-sponsored by FilmDrunk.com, our show will feature head FilmDrunk founder/editor Vince Mancini, frequent contributor Joe Sinclitico and video partner 5 Second Films! Live music and audience prizes!
The Hour of Power Hour is your monthly face-melting of stand-up/sketches featuring the freshest and finest voices in comedy today! Previous Power Hour guests include Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, TJ Miller, James Urbaniak, Neal Brennan, Myq Kaplan, Ali Wong, Dominic Dierkes, Sean Patton, Eddie Pepitone, Keith Knight, Brendon Walsh, DC Pierson, Brent Weinbach, Rick Overton, Moshe Kasher, Allan Havey and many more! Produced and hosted by Lee Keeler (ScreenJunkies.com), The Hour of Power Hour has been cramming funnies into the Improv Hollywood since it began in the Lab in Fall of 2012! Discount admission codes and drink specials available, check www.hollywoodimprov.com for more details! Presented by The Devastator Quarterly, the finest in comedy magazines!