Seasonal laughs

Nevada City Film Festival Winter Comedy Shows

Technically, the Nevada City Film Festival Winter Comedy Shows take place during spring but we won’t trifle with such details.

The two-night event features headliners Andy Kindler and Maria Bamford (pictured). Kindler, who will perform Friday night, is perhaps best known for stints on The Daily Show and Bob’s Burgers. He’s also somewhat infamous for his willingness to take comedic shots at his peers during his stand-up sets. Awkward, much?

Anyway, Ian Abramson will also perform and the night starts with a performance from Talkies, a sketch comedy show comprising a group of stand-up comedians using multimedia and props.

Bamford headlines the Saturday bill. The performer, praised by Judd Apatow as “the most unique, bizarre, imaginative comedian out there,” has appeared on Arrested Development and Louie. In May she launches a new Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, a mockumentary based on her life. That show promises to be fun in a tense sort of way, as much of Bamford’s comedy is rooted in her experiences with anxiety and depression.

Festival circuit veterans Kate Berlant and John Early kick off Saturday’s bill. $10-$35; 7 p.m. Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street in Nevada City; (530) 362-8601;