Inside: Bo Burnham returns to stand-up with Netflix special
James R | On 26, May 2021
Bo Burnham is returning to the stand-up stage for a new comedy special on Netflix.
The US comedian, who broke out at a young age with comedy songs on YouTube, went on to release two specials on the streaming service: what. in 2013 and Make Happy in 2016. Both blended witty lyrics and satirical pop music with a focus on the artificial nature of performance and comedy. Since then, he’s gone on to make his feature directorial debut with 2018’s Eighth Grade and co-starred in the Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman.
Now, he’s stepping back behind the mic for the first time in five years – sort of. Inside was made over the past year, with a teaser trailer giving us a glimpse of Burnham playing a piano indoors before seemingly hiding in a closet with a quarantine beard.
“Hi, I made a new special,” he announced on Twitter recently. “It was filmed by me, alone, without a crew or an audience, over the course of the past year. It is almost finished. I hope you like it.”
The special will premiere on Netflix on 30th May.
hi. i made a new special. it was filmed by me, alone, without a crew or an audience, over the course of the past year. it is almost finished. i hope you like it. pic.twitter.com/5a59IUrzVj
— Bo Burnham (@boburnham) April 28, 2021
The Office is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.