Comedian Maria returns to LA after a stint in a psych ward in Duluth. Not wanting her life to fall into the same rut that caused her breakdown, she decides to take things slow and put a bench outside her home to create community. But things go awry when her manager books her for a charity event starring her nemesis, Mark McGrath.
Maria gets set up on a blind date with an attractive man who is a bisexual, recovering meth addict. Meanwhile, she must decide whether or not she wants to be the spokesperson in samurai-inspired advertising for sexually-themed ramen.
After Maria gets a job playing a maid in the TV series "White Trash," she begins to question the underlying racism of the show when she has to play the part as a Russian stereotype and two black comedians are hired to play garbage men. In flashbacks, Maria gets a commercial playing a manic shopper at a big box store - something the actress really did for Target.
Maria doesn't like kids - she just can't find ways to connect with them. Then she meets Josue, a tagger she saves from punishment. All seems to be going well, until Maria has to perform for a children's charity and Josue tells her she isn't funny.
A shipment of unwanted t-shirts bearing Maria's likeness makes its way to an all-children army in Africa and a PR nightmare ensues. Meanwhile, it's Thanksgiving and Maria takes the next logical step in her relationship with Scott and invites him to holiday dinner.
Maria ruins her Bastille day appetite, munching away on nine snerks. Later she reads herself to sleep suckling both her pinky toes. In Detroit for beach sun and fun, an angry crowd of half digested snerks attacks. A pillow fight ensues.