Great Job, Internet!: Maria Bamford and Henry Winkler surrender to the void in You Are Nothing

The modern world can be difficult to navigate, with each new day and social interaction bringing their own set of complications. The average person, beset by anxiety and insecurity, might be tempted to hide away from society. A new comedic web series called You Are Nothing created by Mike Stivala advises viewers to steer into the skid, so to speak. Taking the form of a soothing self-help tutorial, complete with a very convincing voice-over by comedian Maria Bamford, the series demonstrates how viewers can achieve happiness, or at least mitigate their abject misery, by embracing nothingness. Drugs and alcohol aren’t the answer, the series teaches. Neither is living in the moment. Therapy? That’s just a runaround. The only cure for the disease called “normal” is to achieve a state of near-total blankness. The test case in You Are Nothing is harried ad executive Mitch (Joel Bryant). As the …

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