My PolicyMic story for this week is about the brilliance of Bo Burnham. It’s a mix of how creative choices kept his career fresh and why you must watch what. immediately.
Thanks to the internet, the road to success in Hollywood has changed dramatically. Before one would need school or training, an agent and a lot of luck. Now anyone with a viral blog, Twitter account or YouTube channel can strike it big in pop culture. No one better represents this phenomenon than musical comedian Bo Burnham, who shot to stardom on YouTube at 16, and today at 23, has managed to build a massive comedy career. His unlikely success and the creatively diverse decisions he made hold many lessons for our generation — and his new one-hour special what. is the young performer’s most shining achievement to date.
Poster: Aziz Ansari Buried Alive | THR
Robin Williams does The Set List
Watch: Erik Charles Nielsen’s stand-up TV debut on Conan | The Comic’s Comic
I recently finished Kumail Nanjiani’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival poster. Enjoy!
Jonah Ray Stand-up on Conan
The Nerdist podcast’s own Jonah Ray makes his stand-up debut on Conan.
Here is a clip from my boyfriend, John Mulaney’s standup special airing on Comedy Central on January 28th at 10pm. He will make you laugh, so watch it!
He has a new special, already? How.
Appearing as a last-minute guest during comedian Tig Notaro’s show at the Largo at the Coronet, Ansari began taking questions from the crowd when a woman queried, “Why don’t you have a red dot on your forehead?”
While the audience gasped, a shocked Ansari replied by asking why she didn’t have the word “c— on her forehead.” Then he remarked about how there are still “racist” people in the world.
What was this person doing at a Tig Notaro comedy show that also featured Nick Kroll and Sarah Silverman?