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Bo Burnham: what. (2013)

A musical stand-up comedy show by Bo Burnham, the famous internet musician.

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Bo Burnham

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A musical stand-up comedy show by Bo Burnham, the famous internet musician.

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Comedy | Music

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Bo Burnham stated in a Reddit AMA that he hated performing the intro to the special because of the number of times he had performed and practiced it making sure it was perfect. See more »

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Bo Burnham: That was called "Beating Off in A Minor", 'A Minor' the key not the felony.
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References Toy Story 3 (2010) See more »

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We Think We Know You
Written and Performed by Bo Burnham
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Bo Burnham Is Back... But Maybe Not Better
23 December 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

After seeing Bo Burnham's "Words Words Words" I became a bit hooked on his style and musical taste. And then seeing another person call this new special a "masterpiece", I had to see if he could pull it off again. My initial opinion is no.

With a voice that sounds more like Weird Al every day, the show featured a large amount of pre-recorded material. While the bits surrounding that material was funny at times, it stretched on a bit long and really took away from the natural spontaneity of stand up comedy.

Burnham has also become more obscene. While his misogyny is clearly ironic, he pushes the sexual humor to a new level. Funny? Yes. But also a sad thing, because he is smarter than this and going for a laugh with a sex joke is the easy way out.

The "God song" (title unknown) was a high point, and he still has plenty of musical creativity in him. I would gladly see Burnham live and look forward to the next special. This was not perfect, but it shows he has not run the well dry just yet.


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English

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18 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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