Bo Burnham's Pop Satire Scares Me

I found out about Bo Burnham years ago when I was in the break room at work and his stand-up was on whatever channel was already playing.  I thought it was hilarious, so I dug deeper and learned about his Youtube rise to stardom.

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Apparently this pisses off all of the comics who went on the stand-up circuit instead of exploiting technology and marketing.  Apparently he didn't "pay his dues."  Okay, brah.

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Regardless, he's funny.  And most of his material involves music in some fashion, so that's cool.

Bo is one of those satire type comedians that exposes the obvious by amplifying it ten-fold, like he does here in Repeat Stuff where he puts the teenage love songs on blast:

Look, I didn't even ruin the fun twist.  Satan and the Illuminati own you.  If you pay close attention, the video is full of subliminal messages popping up on the screen quickly, revealing the truth of the JFK assassination conspiracy and much more.  SWAG.

After I downloaded his albums, I decided that I will save my virginity for Bo Burnham, if and only if he gets his official website redesigned.  I mean, I'll settle for Ryan Gosling or Johnny Depp, but you know.  Depends on how nice their websites are.

Late 2016 Edit: If you didn't catch his new standup on Netflix called Make Happy, do yourself the favor.  It's hilarious and chock full of music from tons of genres.  The last 15 minutes is incredible intense.