Posts tagged as bo burnham

Here's Bo Burnham's Country Song from 'Parks and Rec'

Bo Burnham guest starred on last week's episode of Parks and Recreation as super-American country singer Chipp McCapp, and here's a music video for his song, "Beautiful Like My Mom (Support the Troops)" that's sure to replace the national anthem in a few years.

Talking to Bo Burnham About His New Special, the Pursuit of Fame, and Future Plans

Bo Burnham has been busy, and he’s ready for a break. The 23-year-old may have entered the comedy scene in an unconventional way through his YouTube videos, but 2013 has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. He released his third comedy special, what., yesterday on YouTube and Netflix for free and digitally as an album on iTunes for money. And on top of that, this year also saw the release of Burnham’s book of poems, Egghead, and his own MTV show, Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous. 

Burnham took the time to talk with me about his decision to release the special [...]

Here's a Song from Bo Burnham's New Special, Written from the Perspective of God

Comedian Bo Burnham is releasing his new special, what., on Tuesday (the 17th) for free on Youtube, and here's the first song from it. It's called "From God's Perspective," and it's a pretty perfect song for Christmastime.

Bo Burnham Is Releasing His New Standup Special Online for Free

While comedians like Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, and Jim Gaffigan have self-released standup specials online for $5, Bo Burnham is putting his next one out for free. Burnham announced release plans for his new one-hour special, entitled what., during an interview on the podcast Hail Satire!. Here he is explaining why he's releasing it for free:

"I spent three years making this thing. I just kinda want people to see it. I'm not Louis C.K., who has a gigantic audience. I think there a lot of people who haven't heard of me and a lot of people who may have heard of me earlier and not dug me stuff when [...]

Bo Burnham's Poetry Book, 'Egghead,' Is Out October 1st

Comedian Bo Burnham is putting out a book of poetry. Called Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone, his first book is set for an October 1st release, and it's a mix of poetry, writing, illustrations from his friend Chance Bone. In an interview with Splitsider earlier this summer, he called it "an R-rated Shel Silverstein sort of thing."

Burnham posted this picture of the book on Tumblr yesterday, being sure to clarify that it's a normal-sized book and that he just has giant hands. Burnham writes, "I hope you find it silly and weird and sad and sweet. I had so much fun writing [...]

Bo Burnham and Pete Holmes Discuss the Freakdom of Being Tall

Comedian Bo Burnham was a guest on The Pete Holmes Show last night, and the guys spent much of the interview talking about what it's like to be tall and some of the good and not so good height joke material they've come up with in the past. Click through to watch the conversation evolve from height to puberty, where Holmes and Burnham spend a solid three minutes talking about the days their bodies changed, which always starts with "the itch."

Here's Bo Burnham's New Special

Bo Burnham released his new special, called what., for free on YouTube this morning. Here's the full thing, or you can buy the album here if you want to pay Bo Burnham for his comedy, old fashioned-style.

Here's a Trailer for Bo Burnham's New Comedy Special, 'what.'

Bo Burnham's new comedy special, what., comes out on Tuesday, December 17th, and here's a super funny new trailer for it he released yesterday. As he says in the trailer, Burnham is releasing the special for free online via YouTube in addition to a Netflix launch at the expense of him making money to feed his probably shitty future children.

Nick Offerman and Bo Burnham Both Have New Books Out Today

It's a big day for comedy books, as there are new ones out from Parks and Recreation's mustachioed civil servant Nick Offerman and from comedian Bo Burnham, star and co-creator of MTV's unjustly-canceled Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. It's the first book for each of the two authors. Offerman's is a humorous self-help tome called Paddle Your Own Canoe, while Burnham's is a book of poetry, writing, and illustrations called Egghead Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone that's earned blurbs from Jack Handey, Conan O'Brien, and Judd Apatow.

Vine 5 Film Festival: Please Don't Remind Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This week: Bo Burnham performs more magic, Bottlerocket discovers a really effective way to get out of bed, an ice cream cone knows nothing of Icarus, a man faces his mortality, and Michael Cera watches a movie.

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

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.

Bo Burnham, Eric Slovin, and Leo Allen Make This Year's Black List

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:

CBS Buys a Comedy from Bo Burnham's 'Zach Stone' Co-Creator Dan Lagana

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.

11 Shows That Went Head-to-Head With 'SNL' and Lost

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 [...]