• 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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    Bo Burnham inks MTV pilot deal

    It was only a matter of time before fast-rising comedian and musician Bo Burnham would get a crack at a weekly television gig. The question was always, how and what would this multi-talented performer cook up? Today, we got our answer. MTV greenlighted Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, co-written by and starring the comedian with co-writer Dan Lagana, according to Deadline, who describe the potential series like this: “A

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    The 10 Must-have stand-up comedy DVDs from 2010

    If you’re here, you’ve probably seen that a few weeks ago we released our Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2010. Or maybe you were just Googling “year-end lists” and landed here. Or maybe you were searching for porn and got horribly lost. Whatever the case, we’re happy to have you. This list is a bit different from our album list. First and most obviously, this is a list of comedy

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    Bo Burnham: When Hamlet meets haikus

    Just four years ago, Bo Burnham was a YouTube sensation—just another one of a dozen or so A-list viral video stars. With little more than a camcorder, a piano and a guitar, he made himself famous. Ok, “little more” is completely unfair. He had a lot more. It’s clear now, that whether he self produced songs and videos in his suburban Massachusetts bedroom or whether cable giant Comedy Central is

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    Bo Burnham pays hilarious homage to hip-hop in "Oh Bo" video

    You may know that yesterday Comedy Central released Bo Burnham’s latest collection of bits in the form of Words Words Words– both on DVD and CD; they’re completely different recordings (get them both). In celebration of said release, Bo unleashed a video upon the world; it’s for his song “Oh Bo,” an homage to contemporary hip-hop. I find it hilarious. I chatted with Bo on Sunday for a full-length feature

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    Bo Burnham unleashes "Words, Words, Words" video on YouTube

    Just moments ago, comedian, comedic musician, writer and tall, young person Bo Burnham posted his latest video online. The former YouTube phenom-turned-respected-comic presents an amazingly busy, visually overly stimulating representation of the song “Words, Words, Words,” the title track of his upcoming album, out Oct. 19. And we effing love it. Check it out and let us know what you think. And if you’ve been moved appropriately, why not pre-order

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    Bo Burnham inks deal for MTV show pilot

    Bo Burnham, just back from Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, seems to have everything but free time lately. MTV has ordered a pilot for a new sitcom to be written and produced by the young comic. At the age of 20, Burnham has already toured the world, recorded a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special, and is writing scripts for Judd Apatow. He kicked off this past summer in his hometown recording

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    Bo Burnham, Anthony Jeselnik represent U.S. comics well at Dublin fest

    DUBLIN — The final two days of Dublin’s Comedy Carnival offer a chance to catch seven gigs and over 20 comedians. Myself, I also got the opportunity to speak to sometime Demetri Martin collaborator and support act David O’Doherty (if you ever get the chance to catch Martin reciting his gags while the Irishman lays down a melody on his child’s electronic keyboard, do so) about New York’s antifolk movement

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    Just For Laughs: Bo Burnham and Chelsea Peretti like you've never seen them, sitting outside

    MONTREAL — Hey, all. I just wanted to post this quick video I shot a few minutes ago. Bo Burnham (who’s doing a series of headlining shows this week) and Chelsea Peretti (who was just named one of 10 Comics to Watch by Variety) just hanging out chatting outside the Hyatt — comedian central for the next few days — at the Just For Laughs festival. I think it’s fun

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    On tour: Catching up with Bo Burnham

    Bo Burnham, 19, likes to begin his comedy routines like Hitler began his speeches. Recently at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he strutted over to his piano leading a cheer of “Hey! Ho!” with the audience, and said Hitler gained power in the same way. Burnham gained his power with an endearing, nerdy persona and YouTube. He was the youngest comedian to appear on “Comedy Central Presents,” and performed first

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    Bo Burnham first to record under Comedy Central, Live Nation’s new alliance

    As Punchline Magazine reported earlier this month, Comedy Central and the House of Blues music venue chain are teaming up to create Comedy Central’s House of Comedy Live from House of Blues. Comedy Central is producing a series of monthly live stand-up shows to occur at House of Blues locations around the country. The first act to be filmed for one of two hour long comedy specials for the network

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