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Maria Bamford Spent Her Commencement Address Discussing Exactly How She Negotiated Her Fee

The graduates of the University of Minnesota got a surprise lesson in knowing your worth this Sunday. Maria Bamford, the “crass, money-grubbing comedian from Duluth” who created Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, spent much of her commencement address discussing how exactly she negotiated her fee to speak at the commencement. Then, at the end of her speech, she decided to give away her net earnings from the speech to help pay off a student’s debt. Someone give Bamford a personal finance CNBC show.

Maria Bamford Discusses Her Own Fee in Commencement Speech