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Wikipedia Summary for Bo Burnham

Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, singer, filmmaker, and actor. He began his career on YouTube in 2006, with his videos gaining over 517 million views as of October 2021.

Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. At the age of 18, he became the youngest person to record a half-hour comedy special with Comedy Central. In 2010, his second album, Words Words Words, was released along with his first live comedy special of the same name on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. He finished in first place at the 2011 Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. In 2013, Burnham co-created and starred in the MTV television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and released a book of poetry called Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone. His third stand-up comedy special, Make Happy, was released exclusively on Netflix in 2016.

His first feature film as a writer and director, Eighth Grade, was released in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim; among other accolades, it received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film. In 2020, Burnham starred as Ryan Cooper in the Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman. His fourth special, Bo Burnham: Inside, was released on Netflix in 2021 to widespread critical acclaim and was nominated in six categories at the 73rd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, winning three awards including Outstanding Music Direction. Three songs from the special ("Bezos I", "All Eyes on Me", and "Welcome to the Internet") earned him his first charting songs on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 and Global 200 charts.

Quote: I think because of the Internet I was able to study comedy from quite a young age and watch a lot of comedy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I think because of the Internet I was able to study comedy from quite a young age and watch a lot of comedy.


Quote: Facebook became ubiquitous when I was 16, so I vaguely formed a sense of myself a little bit. I had kind of learned to think a little bit before the stuff was everywhere. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Facebook became ubiquitous when I was 16, so I vaguely formed a sense of myself a little bit. I had kind of learned to think a little bit before the stuff was everywhere.


Quote: Basically, I don't like to tweet stuff about my life. I only like to tweet jokes. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Basically, I don't like to tweet stuff about my life. I only like to tweet jokes.


Quote: It's all about surprising people, and you're not surprising people if you're making them laugh every five seconds. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

It's all about surprising people, and you're not surprising people if you're making them laugh every five seconds.


Quote: The strength of comedy is I don't have to answer to anybody, but sometimes you want to learn from other people and see your ideas strengthen by other people. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The strength of comedy is I don't have to answer to anybody, but sometimes you want to learn from other people and see your ideas strengthen by other people.


Quote: I'd love to write a song that someone else sings that can actually sing really well. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'd love to write a song that someone else sings that can actually sing really well.


Quote: I'm clearly doing what I want. I hope kids can see my act and feel like they can be slightly more comfortable in their own skin because I'm being so ridiculously comfortable in mine. I'm not that comfortable in my skin the moment I walk offstage. But I try to project that while I'm on it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of Bo Burnham quote: I'm clearly doing what I want. I hope kids can see my act and feel like they can be slightly more comfortable in their own skin because I'm being so ridiculously comfortable in mine. I'm not that comfortable in my skin the moment I walk offstage. But I try to project that while I'm on it.- black text on quotes background

I'm clearly doing what I want. I hope kids can see my act and feel like they can be slightly more comfortable in their own skin because I'm being so ridiculously comfortable in mine. I'm not that comfortable in my skin the moment I walk offstage. But I try to project that while I'm on it.


Quote: If I had posted my first video a week later, I don't know if it would have spread like it did. That's why, with everything I do, I try to enjoy the making of it instead of worrying about the release and reception. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

If I had posted my first video a week later, I don't know if it would have spread like it did. That's why, with everything I do, I try to enjoy the making of it instead of worrying about the release and reception.


Quote: I just like to write and then perform. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I just like to write and then perform.


Quote: I misdirect the audience, so they have no idea where they are or who they're listening to. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I misdirect the audience, so they have no idea where they are or who they're listening to.


Quote: I don't really care about capitalizing on momentum. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't really care about capitalizing on momentum.


Quote: I enjoy stand up so much because I take time off, and then I'll be excited to go back to it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I enjoy stand up so much because I take time off, and then I'll be excited to go back to it.


Quote: There's only one rule in stand-up, which is that you have to be funny. Yet 99 per cent of comics look and talk exactly the same. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

There's only one rule in stand-up, which is that you have to be funny. Yet 99 per cent of comics look and talk exactly the same.


Quote: If a comic is himself, there'll be things he can't do -- because he has to adhere to that persona. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

If a comic is himself, there'll be things he can't do -- because he has to adhere to that persona.


Quote: The Internet is so crazy, and you're exposed to so many things. In an hour, you can really jump around. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The Internet is so crazy, and you're exposed to so many things. In an hour, you can really jump around.


Quote: With 'Words, Words, Words,' that show was me experimenting with something, and then there was a clear direction for me. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

With 'Words, Words, Words,' that show was me experimenting with something, and then there was a clear direction for me.


Quote: I'd love to do something that doesn't have my stupid face in front of it. I feel like I've exhausted what I can do with my own face. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'd love to do something that doesn't have my stupid face in front of it. I feel like I've exhausted what I can do with my own face.


Quote: I have no real want or need to be a movie star. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I have no real want or need to be a movie star.


Quote: Even in movies like 'Superbad,' they're all lovable kids. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Even in movies like 'Superbad,' they're all lovable kids.


Quote: I'm not as incredibly prolific as Louis C. K., and I'm definitely not doing a completely brand-new hour probably by the beginning of the tour. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm not as incredibly prolific as Louis C. K., and I'm definitely not doing a completely brand-new hour probably by the beginning of the tour.


Quote: I'm left-brained, so I'm all about a mathematical approach to language. I've always been interested in that. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm left-brained, so I'm all about a mathematical approach to language. I've always been interested in that.


Quote: Music is really, really mathematical. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Music is really, really mathematical.


Quote: All my fans saw me as some little kid who can't even afford new jeans in his room, so they'll support me. That'll work until I become a success. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

All my fans saw me as some little kid who can't even afford new jeans in his room, so they'll support me. That'll work until I become a success.


Quote: I don't interact with people much. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't interact with people much.


Quote: People look at me and go, 'He's only successful because he's got a bunch of 16-year-old girls at his back who don't understand comedy.' Well, they do. In any case, no one hates me more than I do; no one's more self-conscious about that than I am. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

People look at me and go, 'He's only successful because he's got a bunch of 16-year-old girls at his back who don't understand comedy.' Well, they do. In any case, no one hates me more than I do; no one's more self-conscious about that than I am.


Quote: Everyone in my family is very supportive, and any mention of family in my show is just, in my idea, the funniest version of the family of the guy of who's performing. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Everyone in my family is very supportive, and any mention of family in my show is just, in my idea, the funniest version of the family of the guy of who's performing.


Quote: I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy.


Quote: The quality of the work when I was 16... I've had my issues with it, but I've learned to forgive myself because I was 16 years old. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The quality of the work when I was 16... I've had my issues with it, but I've learned to forgive myself because I was 16 years old.


Quote: The U.K. and Europe in general seem to be a lot more patient. The U.S. are expecting 'joke joke joke joke joke joke joke.' They don't actually sit and listen to you. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The U.K. and Europe in general seem to be a lot more patient. The U.S. are expecting 'joke joke joke joke joke joke joke.' They don't actually sit and listen to you.


Quote: I'll stop when I think I'm not doing good stuff. I'll never exploit something just because people like it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'll stop when I think I'm not doing good stuff. I'll never exploit something just because people like it.


Quote: I don't mind having 16-year-old fans, but I hate just having 16-year-old fans. I want more diversity. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't mind having 16-year-old fans, but I hate just having 16-year-old fans. I want more diversity.




Quote: If I was confronted with some 20-year-old American hotshot, I'd hate him. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

If I was confronted with some 20-year-old American hotshot, I'd hate him.


Quote: I don't think I've had a job since I worked for my father's construction company. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't think I've had a job since I worked for my father's construction company.


Quote: I write about what I know: teenage dating, overly charged sexuality, all the things that make you uncomfortable. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I write about what I know: teenage dating, overly charged sexuality, all the things that make you uncomfortable.


Quote: I always wanted to be a comedian but never thought I'd be a musical comedian. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I always wanted to be a comedian but never thought I'd be a musical comedian.


Quote: I was being called a shock comic. I hated that. It's so cheap and stupid. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I was being called a shock comic. I hated that. It's so cheap and stupid.


Quote: I'm still a kid in his bedroom, writing songs and playing them. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm still a kid in his bedroom, writing songs and playing them.


Quote: I was doing theater in my high school, and I started writing sort of silly songs on the piano backstage in summer theater. I eventually put them online and started getting this little following. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I was doing theater in my high school, and I started writing sort of silly songs on the piano backstage in summer theater. I eventually put them online and started getting this little following.


Quote: I just try to do things on stage that I think the audience would enjoy. And I try to draw on and add to acts that I've enjoyed watching. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I just try to do things on stage that I think the audience would enjoy. And I try to draw on and add to acts that I've enjoyed watching.


Quote: Being famous is complete luck, and that's something you can't bank on. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Being famous is complete luck, and that's something you can't bank on.


Quote: I've been doin' drive-bys all of my life. Except the bullets are newspapers, the car is my bike. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I've been doin' drive-bys all of my life. Except the bullets are newspapers, the car is my bike.


Quote: There's tons of dudes -- like David O'Doherty, Tim Key, and Alex Horne -- I made a lot of friends with people who are really incredible comics. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

There's tons of dudes -- like David O'Doherty, Tim Key, and Alex Horne -- I made a lot of friends with people who are really incredible comics.


Quote: My career was exploding at the same time that social media itself was expanding. But when my online videos were taking off, I didn't think, 'Oh, great! I'm going to be able to parlay this into a career!' I just wanted to be a comedian. I just wanted to perform live. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of Bo Burnham quote; white text on black background

My career was exploding at the same time that social media itself was expanding. But when my online videos were taking off, I didn't think, 'Oh, great! I'm going to be able to parlay this into a career!' I just wanted to be a comedian. I just wanted to perform live.


Quote: If comedy is about surprises, about tension, there's a lot of tension and surprise there, in the fact that people are expecting this to be natural. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

If comedy is about surprises, about tension, there's a lot of tension and surprise there, in the fact that people are expecting this to be natural.


Quote: I feel lucky, where I'm not 'famous' famous. I'm not someone that everyone kind of knows for no reason. If people know who I am, they like me because if they didn't like me, they forgot about me. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I feel lucky, where I'm not 'famous' famous. I'm not someone that everyone kind of knows for no reason. If people know who I am, they like me because if they didn't like me, they forgot about me.


Quote: I get more ass than a giant donkey stable. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I get more ass than a giant donkey stable.


Quote: I'm just a giddy teenager who would like to break into show business any way I can. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm just a giddy teenager who would like to break into show business any way I can.


Quote: Poverty. Racism. Isn't it strange, only the homeless are begging for change? by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Poverty. Racism. Isn't it strange, only the homeless are begging for change?


Quote: Forever and an Instant

Forever and an instant met up one day,
had a short but lovely talk,
then each went on its way. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Forever and an Instant

Forever and an instant met up one day,
had a short but lovely talk,
then each went on its way.


Quote: Being self-aware about doing something you hate doesn't save you from the act. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Being self-aware about doing something you hate doesn't save you from the act.


Quote: 'what.' is bombastic introspection. It's large, colourful, and loud but hopefully intimate at the same time. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

'what.' is bombastic introspection. It's large, colourful, and loud but hopefully intimate at the same time.


Quote: I don't want to monitor my audience too closely, as that can really drive you crazy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't want to monitor my audience too closely, as that can really drive you crazy.


Quote: And two balls minus one, six titles at the tour de France. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

And two balls minus one, six titles at the tour de France.


Quote: And if ten percent of men are gay and twenty percent of men are Chinese, what are the odds that a men chosen at random spends his free time and mealtime while on his knees. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

And if ten percent of men are gay and twenty percent of men are Chinese, what are the odds that a men chosen at random spends his free time and mealtime while on his knees.


Quote: What's a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

What's a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy.


Quote: The unlimited amount of information that I have access to has also given me an unlimited threshold for how I need to be stimulated. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The unlimited amount of information that I have access to has also given me an unlimited threshold for how I need to be stimulated.


Quote: Squaring numbers are just like women. If they're under thirteen, just do them in your head. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Squaring numbers are just like women. If they're under thirteen, just do them in your head.


Quote: If Jesus can walk on water, can he swim on land? by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

If Jesus can walk on water, can he swim on land?


Quote: I'm friends with a lot of comedians, but we don't talk about material. Most comedians I know don't watch a lot of other comedy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm friends with a lot of comedians, but we don't talk about material. Most comedians I know don't watch a lot of other comedy.


Quote: I love you just the way you are but you don't see you like I do. You shouldn't try so hard to be perfect. Trust me, perfect should try to be you. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I love you just the way you are but you don't see you like I do. You shouldn't try so hard to be perfect. Trust me, perfect should try to be you.


Quote: I thought I had more of a European sense of humour than the average American comic. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I thought I had more of a European sense of humour than the average American comic.


Quote: The average person has one Fallopian tube. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

The average person has one Fallopian tube.


Quote: Life, to me, doesn't feel like a straightforward story; it doesn't make sense for me to get up there and just tell a story. Life feels like what my show feels like: chaotic and strange and disconnected. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Life, to me, doesn't feel like a straightforward story; it doesn't make sense for me to get up there and just tell a story. Life feels like what my show feels like: chaotic and strange and disconnected.


Quote: I love Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, and Hans Teeuwen, and I'm trying to synthesise elements of theatre into my show a little bit more. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I love Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, and Hans Teeuwen, and I'm trying to synthesise elements of theatre into my show a little bit more.


Quote: I didn't want to bash young people. I don't want to bash a kid for dreaming or wanting something or being slightly ambitious -- that's not the problem. The actual problem is with the culture surrounding him. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I didn't want to bash young people. I don't want to bash a kid for dreaming or wanting something or being slightly ambitious -- that's not the problem. The actual problem is with the culture surrounding him.


Quote: When life gets you down, make a comforter! by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

When life gets you down, make a comforter!


Quote: I like the idea of conceiving a show and putting on a show, and especially when I got to the place where I could play theaters. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I like the idea of conceiving a show and putting on a show, and especially when I got to the place where I could play theaters.


Quote: I just look at Miley Cyrus, and I'm like, 'Great, you've doubled your audience. But you've also doubled the number of people that hate you, and doesn't that hurt?' It takes a crazy person not to be affected by that. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I just look at Miley Cyrus, and I'm like, 'Great, you've doubled your audience. But you've also doubled the number of people that hate you, and doesn't that hurt?' It takes a crazy person not to be affected by that.


Quote: A few people know me, and the few people that do know me only know me because they dig my stuff. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

A few people know me, and the few people that do know me only know me because they dig my stuff.


Quote: My success, literally, is your success figuratively. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

My success, literally, is your success figuratively.


Quote: I don't worship comedy; at the end of the day, I don't fall to the altar of comedy unquestioningly. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't worship comedy; at the end of the day, I don't fall to the altar of comedy unquestioningly.


Quote: I think controversy has this allusion of being controversial but it's totally not, which is why I'm trying to get away from it because it's just easy and automatic. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I think controversy has this allusion of being controversial but it's totally not, which is why I'm trying to get away from it because it's just easy and automatic.


Quote: No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you.


Quote: I don't consciously try to make things difficult as much as I try to make them a little different. I like all kinds of laughs. I tried to make a show that elicit groans, guffaws, chuckles, boos. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't consciously try to make things difficult as much as I try to make them a little different. I like all kinds of laughs. I tried to make a show that elicit groans, guffaws, chuckles, boos.


Quote: My persona on stage was always coming from a place of I know better than you and I'm going to be a little bit pretentious in your face with these sort of crass ideas. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

My persona on stage was always coming from a place of I know better than you and I'm going to be a little bit pretentious in your face with these sort of crass ideas.


Quote: Twitter is a lot like crystal meth, because it's really fun to do and Oprah's on it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Twitter is a lot like crystal meth, because it's really fun to do and Oprah's on it.




Quote: People give me money and I don't know why, my real collection plate is an empty cup held by a homeless guy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

People give me money and I don't know why, my real collection plate is an empty cup held by a homeless guy.


Quote: Women are like fingers and toes because they're easy to count on. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Women are like fingers and toes because they're easy to count on.


Quote: I chose to do comedy instead of going to college. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I chose to do comedy instead of going to college.


Quote: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm thankful for all of you. I am not thankful for the pilgrims. Buckles should never be on hats. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm thankful for all of you. I am not thankful for the pilgrims. Buckles should never be on hats.


Quote: Bitches and hoes don't exist because the hoes know Bo's a feminist. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Bitches and hoes don't exist because the hoes know Bo's a feminist.


Quote: I'm happy with what I'm doing. I try not to focus on how I've changed. I just try to focus on what I'm doing now. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm happy with what I'm doing. I try not to focus on how I've changed. I just try to focus on what I'm doing now.


Quote: There's a metal train that a mile long and at the very back end a lightning bolt struck her. How long til it reaches and kills the driver, provided that he's a good conductor? by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

There's a metal train that a mile long and at the very back end a lightning bolt struck her. How long til it reaches and kills the driver, provided that he's a good conductor?


Quote: Laughter is the best medicine, y'know, besides medicine. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Laughter is the best medicine, y'know, besides medicine.


Quote: I think no matter what you do, a certain amount of people are going to call you a sellout, somehow, you know. If I ever start trying to make a living on it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I think no matter what you do, a certain amount of people are going to call you a sellout, somehow, you know. If I ever start trying to make a living on it.


Quote: My first concern is that when you go to a show, you should be present. It's much more exciting to put the camera down and lose yourself in it. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

My first concern is that when you go to a show, you should be present. It's much more exciting to put the camera down and lose yourself in it.


Quote: I love you like a gay geneticist loves designer genes. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I love you like a gay geneticist loves designer genes.


Quote: It's not most important to communicate myself on stage as it is to be as funny or interesting as I possibly can on stage. I feel more like I'm doing a play whose main character just happens to share my name. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

It's not most important to communicate myself on stage as it is to be as funny or interesting as I possibly can on stage. I feel more like I'm doing a play whose main character just happens to share my name.




Quote: My persona is most importantly just to communicate the material in a way that is most funny and meaningful in the moment. It's more like a character that's sculpted for whatever joke needs communicating at the moment. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

My persona is most importantly just to communicate the material in a way that is most funny and meaningful in the moment. It's more like a character that's sculpted for whatever joke needs communicating at the moment.


Quote: I'm a stand up comic and I always sit and slouch, and I got my girlfriend pregnant on my sterile uncles pull-out couch. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I'm a stand up comic and I always sit and slouch, and I got my girlfriend pregnant on my sterile uncles pull-out couch.


Quote: Is there anything better than pussy? Yeah, a really good book. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Is there anything better than pussy? Yeah, a really good book.


Quote: I don't need anything as long as I have my family, friends, millions of dollars, unlimited pussy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't need anything as long as I have my family, friends, millions of dollars, unlimited pussy.


Quote: Women are like puzzles because prior to 1920 neither had the right to vote. Puzzles still don't. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Women are like puzzles because prior to 1920 neither had the right to vote. Puzzles still don't.


Quote: For some comedians it feels so cool to be like: 'I'll say anything, man!'. I'm not quite there yet. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

For some comedians it feels so cool to be like: 'I'll say anything, man!'. I'm not quite there yet.


Quote: I don't want to try to recreate for no reason. Like, me in my bedroom, singing songs to a camera was a special thing that was at that time in my life. But I'm just not that kid. I like the format of it, but I want to be able to release things for free. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

I don't want to try to recreate for no reason. Like, me in my bedroom, singing songs to a camera was a special thing that was at that time in my life. But I'm just not that kid. I like the format of it, but I want to be able to release things for free.


Quote: Back home they call me the tie-dye shirt kid. Well, that and faggot. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of photo of author Bo Burnham with quote

Back home they call me the tie-dye shirt kid. Well, that and faggot.


Quote: I'm very interested in trying to make comedy shows that are a bit bigger, more theatrical, more of a show. Some people might say I'm trying too hard, but that's a compliment to me. I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy. by author Bo Burnham overlaid on photo of Bo Burnham quote: I'm very interested in trying to make comedy shows that are a bit bigger, more theatrical, more of a show. Some people might say I'm trying too hard, but that's a compliment to me. I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy.- black text on quotes background

I'm very interested in trying to make comedy shows that are a bit bigger, more theatrical, more of a show. Some people might say I'm trying too hard, but that's a compliment to me. I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy.


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