Comedian Bo Burnham dropped a new music video today for "Repeat Stuff," an irresistibly catchy (and slightly bloody) tune featuring a small appearance by Paul Scheer as Burnham's high powered agent. Even better is the comment Burnham left on the video for his fans:
MUCH LOVE TO ALL MY FANS. SHOUT OUT TO SATAN, THE ILLUMINATI AND BUILDING 7. DEATH IS COMING AND CANNOT BE STOPPED. I AM SO HUMBLED BY YOUR SUPPORT. I AM IMMORTAL AND THIS SKIN IS TEMPORARY. I NEED THE BLOOD. LOVE TO ANY ONE OUT THERE WHO IS STRUGGLING. THE NONBELIEVERS WILL TASTE FIRE. THE DARKNESS APPROACHES. ACCEPT IT BUT STILL FEAR IT. I AM [...]
As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.
The Black List, an annual ranking of the best-liked unproduced screenplays from a survey of studio and production execs, was released today, and as usual, the list is full of comedies. This year's list featured a few scripts from known comedians, like Eric Slovin and Leo Allen's Superbrat and Bo Burnham's Gay Kid and Fat Chick, as well as comedies from new writers.
Check out the full list of comedy scripts on this year's Black List below, accompanied by how many votes each one got:
MTV impatiently canceled Bo Burnham's MTV comedy Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous this summer, but Burnham's co-creator/showrunner on the series, Dan Lagana, has already sold a new comedy to another network. THR reports that CBS has given a script order to a new show written by Lagana. The untitled project follows a couple who just got married and are struggling to raise a toddler and a teenager at the same time. CBS has only ordered a script to the potential series so far, so they have yet to greenlight a pilot.
Saturday Night Live is an institution that has been considered overrated and underrated since its debut in 1975, always provoking debate, always somewhere on the minds of everyone in the comedy world, and subsequently and most importantly of all, always watched and analyzed every single week. And it seems that from the very beginning, everybody that wasn't NBC knew that they were screwed, and have continually opted to not counter with their own original programming. Fox seems to be the one network that refuses to admit defeat, throwing up their own comedy shows on Saturday nights since 1989, and returning to the weekend late night original programming game with [...]