Students who go to a four-year college in Minnesota had, on average, $31,500 in debt if they graduated in 2015.
Bamford, who grew up in Duluth and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1993, was the commencement speaker for the U's College of Liberal Arts on Sunday.
In the crowd was Moné, an acting major who had no idea what was about to hit her.
She gives a firsthand account to City Pages here. Bamford announced she was giving away her $5,000 speaking fee, and picked a stunned Moné.
And getting it from a famous Minnesota comedian is pretty cool too.
Bamford has a comedy special on Netflix right now called Old Baby. And season two of her Netflix series Lady Dynamite is coming at some point. We just don't know exactly when.
She also apparently did a set at a Minneapolis game store the other night.