Much of the stand-up comedy world is in Montreal this week for the Just for Laughs festival. FishbowlLA was struck by one particular advance interview, given by LA based comedienne Maria Bamford (pictured).

First off, this gal really knows how to break the interviewer-interviewee ice. Having done her research, Bamford was quick to complement Montreal Gazette deputy managing editor Asmaa Malik on both a recent story about Facebook and the quality of the reporter’s tweets. There’s also this funny observation about the LA Times:

“I’m much more interested in you,” Bamford says, emphasis hers. “How’s it going at The Gazette?”

You mean with the whole “death of newspapers” thing?, I ask.

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