It’s been a few months since Scott Moran’s hit web-documentary series, Modern Comedian, has released a new episode. Today, the series returned with a rather profound profile on the great Maria Bamford. For her turn in front of Moran’s camera, she talks about her history of mental breakdowns, bipolar disorder, and seeking out help and finding stabilization.
“[Mood stabilizers] could be effecting me [creatively], but also, I have not had a suicidal thought in four years now, which is something I had my entire life. My entire life, dying seemed like a great idea, so I think I’ll take being a little bit of a dum-dum (laughs) for feeling pretty good,” Bamford says.
Considering the topic of mental illness, even getting help for it, is so taboo today, it is really great to see Bamford candidly tell her story. Watch.