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“I don’t want to try to recreate for no reason. Like, me in my bedroom, singing songs to a camera was a special thing that was at that time in my life. But I’m just not that kid. I like the format of it, but I want to be able to release things for free.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I think no matter what you do, a certain amount of people are going to call you a sellout, somehow, you know. If I ever start trying to make a living on it.”

 

Bo Burnham

“It’s not most important to communicate myself on stage as it is to be as funny or interesting as I possibly can on stage. I feel more like I’m doing a play whose main character just happens to share my name.”

 

Bo Burnham

“The strange thing with Wikipedia is that the first article that ever gets written about you will define your Wikipedia page forever.”

 

Bo Burnham

“What’s that? My six song album entitled Bo Fo Sho is currently available on iTunes? With three songs that have never been heard on the internet? Uh, and if I try to pirate it for free I’ll get AIDS? I would have guessed scurvy. Well, see you later ghost of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I just try to do things on stage that I think the audience would enjoy. And I try to draw on and add to acts that I’ve enjoyed watching.”

 

Bo Burnham

“When things [writing] are over, I always think, ‘well, I’m never going to do anything again because I have no ideas so I’m going to go be a farmer’. Or else ideas will come and and if not then I become a farmer. Hopefully won’t happen.”

 

Bo Burnham

“The thing is, I was on YouTube like the golden era, I think. Before ads came in, it was really cool back then.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I’m very interested in trying to make comedy shows that are a bit bigger, more theatrical, more of a “show.” Some people might say I’m trying too hard, but that’s a compliment to me. I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I’m a stand up comic and I always sit and slouch, and I got my girlfriend pregnant on my sterile uncles pull-out couch.”

 

Bo Burnham

“Bitches and hoes don’t exist because the hoes know Bo’s a feminist.”

 

Bo Burnham

“People are gonna think that MTV censored me, and they really didn’t. I really wanted to try to make a show that didn’t rely on offensive, edgy material because I think it was an exercise in trying to write without that. Because I see that as a crutch sometimes and I want to know that I can do something funny and worthwhile without that. And also make a show that my parents would like and that kids could watch with their parents.”

 

Bo Burnham

“For some comedians it feels so cool to be like: ‘I’ll say anything, man!’. I’m not quite there yet.”

 

Bo Burnham

“The strength of comedy is I don’t have to answer to anybody but sometimes you want to learn from other people and see your ideas strengthen by other people.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I don’t consciously try to make things difficult as much as I try to make them a little different. I like all kinds of laughs. I tried to make a show that elicit groans, guffaws, chuckles, boos.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I think controversy has this allusion of being controversial but it’s totally not, which is why I’m trying to get away from it because it’s just easy and automatic.”

 

Bo Burnham

“Comedy is very strange to me and I don’t fully understand it’s purpose or function.”

 

Bo Burnham

“I just like to write and then perform.”

 

Bo Burnham

“For me, if you distill comedy down, it is surprise and the unexpected. That has to be it on its most base level, in any form.”

 

Bo Burnham