• Bo Burnham, Brian Posehn at Gilda’s LaughFest deliver from opposite ends of the spectrum

    GRAND RAPIDS — By Saturday night’s end here at Gilda’s LaughFest I was happily bathed in classically executed musical comedy theatrics set inside a gorgeous 1,500-seat venue and alternatively a persistent stream of dick-and-fart jokes delivered from a stage housed in a gritty, few-hundred-seat rock club. The experience proved that, regardless of subject matter and presentation, comedy of any shape — so long as it’s in a master’s hands —

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    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

    Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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    Bo Burnham’s ‘Repeat Stuff’ music video: hilarious commentary on pop music

    Bo Burnham had one of the best comedy specials of 2013 with Bo Burnham: what. Combined with traditional stand-up and alternative meta gags, Burnham continued to deliver poignant and hilarious songs. One of those songs was “Repeat Stuff,” a commentary on the recording industry’s evil cutesy marketing towards young teenaged girls. Now, Burnham has returned to YouTube after another one of his long lapses in content with a One Direction-esque

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    New Bo Burnham song is excellent, will anger many Christians (Audio)

    Bo Burnham’s song “From God’s Perspective” is the type of thing, I’d imagine, fundamental Christian people are going to hear and despise— mostly because it challenges everything they believe. And because it makes a lot of sense. Not unlike most of what the comedian has done, the four-minute piano tune is brilliant in its lyrical deconstruction of its subject (Christianity, in this case) and just about as funny as musical

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    Bo Burnham delivers a full-bodied show at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL – Bo Burnham seems to carry on in the grand tradition of great vaudevillian performers from days of yore: he’s a multi-talented, multi-faceted, true performer, who appears utterly committed to delivering a full-bodied show rather than a mere act. And that was full on display at his solo show at Just For Laughs on Friday night. Every move the young performer makes is simple, yet complex – there isn’t

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 63: Maria Bamford, Bill Burr, Bo Burnham

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I listen to a track from Maria Bamford’s new album, Ask Me About My New God! (out July 16), hear Bill Burr’s response on that whole Paula Deen debacle, discuss the canceling of Bo Burnham’s show on MTV and deliver exciting news on Tig Notaro, Jim Gaffigan and much more! Also, Mike is kinda drunk. And this episode is brought

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    Bo Burnham responds to ‘Zach Stone’ cancellation: I’m the luckiest guy I know

    MTV announced yesterday that it would not renew comedian Bo Burnham’s show Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous for a second season. “We are huge fans of Bo Burnham and the entire creative and talented team behind Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” the network said in a statement. “After careful consideration of many factors, we have ultimately decided not to move forward with an additional season of the series.

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    Bo Burnham is Zach Stone and he’s got plans to launch Bros Gone Wild (Exclusive preview)

    Each week, Zach Stone (Bo Burnham) hatches a plan to get famous on Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous. Seeing as it’s the summer before college starts – and he has no plans on attending – time is of the essence for the recent high school grad. On tonight’s episode – 10:30 pm ET on MTV – Zach has an airtight plan: Bros Gone Wild. Check out the exclusive preview

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    Bo Burnham on Zach Stone, modern celebrity, working with Judd Apatow, more! (Interview)

    Six years ago, Bo Burnham was a tall, pale, lanky kid from suburban Massachusetts with access to a crappy video camera and an electronic keyboard. What separated him from most 16-year-olds, however, was his ability to use those tools. Thematically speaking, the first two songs Burnham uploaded to YouTube – Dec. 21, 2006 – certainly didn’t stray far from what comedy fans would consider hack: “My Whole Family” centers around

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    Trailer for Bo Burnham’s MTV show Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous is here, looks good (Video)

    Nearly seven months after MTV greenlighted comedian Bo Burnham’s meta-comedy series Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, we finally get our first look. And judging by the trailer below, it seems Burnham’s quick-wit and hyper-intelligent live show has translated well to the smallscreen. The show centers on Burnham’s titular character, who, during the summer before college, is dedicated to becoming famous for anything— anything at all. To that end, he

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    Reggie Watts, Bo Burnham, Kate Micucci and more get sporty for Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling (Video)

    Stand-up comedians are not known for their prowess with bowling balls– or baseballs or footballs or any kind of balls (except their own) that are involved in sports. But is bowling a sport, even, if you can do it while drinking booze, eating pizza and antagonizing the seven-year-old girl in the next lane, who’s just trying to enjoy her birthday party? The answer is yes, bowling is still a sport.

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    Exclusive comedian photo gallery: Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Anjelah Johnson and more!

    In March, I had the great pleasure of attending the second Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 10-day event raises money for the city’s chapter of Gilda’s Club, which offers support for cancer patients and their families. Founded in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club locations can be found across the country. While I was busy taking in shows and interviewing as many comedians as possible, photographer Brian

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    Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

    Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda’s LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country’s other comedy festivals, as it was created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids to help raise money for its center — one of

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    Bo Burnham’s MTV show about reality television becomes a reality

    Back in May, we reported that comedian Bo Burnham had inked a pilot deal with MTV. And today, we hear that the process must have went well, because the network has officially said yes to Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous, a show centered around a teen who just finished high school and is so preoccupied with becoming famous, he hires a film crew to follow him around. Pretty meta,

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