Standup comedian: With only her parents and dog as an audience, Bamford made the self-distributed video “The Special Special Special,” released via Chill.com. The 2012 Web-streamed spesh earned her more than all her previous shows combined. This year, she has released “Ask My Mom,” in which she plays her mom and herself, answering questions sent by viewers. Among her many cameos was a side-splitting arc as Tobias’ g.f. in “Arrested Development,” as well as in Louis C.K.’s show, where her character sleeps with C.K. and leaves him with something to remember her by. She recently released comedy album “Ask Me About My New God,” taped at the Helium Comedy Club in Portland, Ore.