• Eighth Grade is my favorite Oscars snub

    We need to talk about this year’s biggest Oscar snub: Eighth Grade. If you haven’t seen Eighth Grade, it is a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is a sweet, honest, heartwarming, and funny take on growing up that is masterfully written and directed. I am not the only one who thinks this. The film received rave reviews, including a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot

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    Here are the Oscar nominees…if The Academy respected comedies

    The Oscars don’t respect comedy. Full stop. The Academy rarely nominates comedies for the prestigious award. A non-musical comedy film hasn’t won Best Picture since 1977’s Annie Hall, but there was a slight uptake in the 1950s and 1960s when movies like Tom Jones, The Apartment, and Around The World in 80 Days all won Best Picture. 1930s romcoms like You Can’t Take It With You and It Happened One

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    Bo Burnham casts Jaboukie Young-White, Danielle Macdonald in next movie

    Bo Burnham will follow his Eighth Grade success with a comedy starring Jaboukie Young-White and Danielle Macdonald. The two actors are in negotiations to appear in the film, which Burnham will produce alongside Chris Storer. Burnham wrote the film and Amy York Rubin will direct. Originally titled Gay Kid and Fat Chick, the comedy-drama will revolve around two costumed vigilante outcasts (The Beaver and Gold Bitch) who seek revenge on

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    Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade keeps winning awards; adds WGA win

    Bo Burnham shocked Hollywood with another surprising win for Eighth Grade. Burnham won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay, with just a week until the Oscars. The winner of this award is often a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars, so Burnham’s win was especially meaningful. Eighth Grade wins despite 0 Oscar nominations The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate

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    Bo Burnham beats frontrunner at DGA Awards

    Bo Burnham beat out industry darling Bradley Cooper at the Directors Guild of America Awards. Burnham won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director on Saturday night, defying most people’s expectations. Many saw Cooper as a shoo-in for the prize, but Burnham has quietly racked up a series of trophies for his accomplishments with Eighth Grade. Before the DGAs, he won eight awards for

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    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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