Review: Bo Burnham, Make Happy (Netflix)
What's it about?
I'll let Burnham tell you what he says 45 minutes into his latest hour of comedy and art:
“But for real. What is it about? It’s about performing. I try to make my show about other things but it always ends up becoming about performing. I started performing very young, as a teenager, professionally. And as a comedian, what you’re supposed to do, you’re supposed to talk about what you know. And what I knew always was performing. So to talk about traffic or laundry felt incredibly disingenuous. But I worried that making a show about performing would be too meta. It wouldn’t be relatable to people that aren’t performers. But what I found is that I don’t think anyone isn’t.”
Despite Burnham's advice for me...
@thecomicscomic play on mute.
— Bo Burnham (@boburnham) May 12, 2016
More to come...