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Bo Burnham's new comedy special "Inside" released today

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    imperialismus
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    I thought he was done with comedy specials. But I guess this isn't really a traditional standup-and-musical-comedy show like the ones he's done in the past...

    I thought he was done with comedy specials. But I guess this isn't really a traditional standup-and-musical-comedy show like the ones he's done in the past...

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    1. csos95
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      He mentions this in the special, how he was having panic attacks on stage and stopped doing live standup. He says he got himself to a point where he felt he could try again and started planning...

      He mentions this in the special, how he was having panic attacks on stage and stopped doing live standup.
      He says he got himself to a point where he felt he could try again and started planning things out in January 2020, but covid happened so he kept going and did this instead.

      5 votes
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    Odysseus
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    Calling it a comedy special feels like a disservice. It definitely had jokes throughout, but the comedy felt like it took a back seat to everything else. Someone's inner monologue interspersed...

    Calling it a comedy special feels like a disservice. It definitely had jokes throughout, but the comedy felt like it took a back seat to everything else. Someone's inner monologue interspersed with satirical commentary on the absurd nature of the world we live in. It was definitely pretty. He's a better singer and musician now than he was before. I liked it, I guess. I'm sure someone more eloquent than me will put my feelings on it in better words than I ever could.

    4 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Yeah, it almost felt like a series of loosely connected comedy vignettes/shorts on social isolation in modern times, rather than a traditional, coherant, comedy special... but I still really...

      Yeah, it almost felt like a series of loosely connected comedy vignettes/shorts on social isolation in modern times, rather than a traditional, coherant, comedy special... but I still really enjoyed it. And "White woman's Instagram", will likely be stuck in my head for a long time too. :P

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  3. vegai
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    Just watched it. Amazing.

    Just watched it. Amazing.

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