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Bo Burnham is a comedian and writer of satirical music.Bo started out by posting a couple of his songs on YouTube so his brother can see them, and they became so popular that he decided he would make more. He signed a four record deal with Comedy Central Records, and the rest is history. He has released four works (three albums and an EP)note Bo Fo Sho EP (2008), Bo Burnham (2009), Words Words Words (2010), and what. (2013)and has done two comedy specials.He's pretty much famous and has done a bunch of different tours. His YouTube channel can be found here with some of his earlier songs on it, but a lot of the newer songs are absent.He briefly starred in Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, an MTV comedy series about a guy who tries to become an internet celebrity. It only lasted one season.Here's his Vine.
Clueless Chick Magnet: He is a sex symbol in real life, though much of his act consists of self deprecation of the "lanky awkward teenage boy who doesn't get girls" stereotype.
Cluster F-Bomb: His song "Eff" contains 72 uses of the word "fuck", considering it gets dropped about every three words. And that's not even including the background part, which elevates it to a MacrossF-BombMassacre.
Justified Trope: Bo doesn't really specialize in comedy as he does more in satire, which allows him to specialize in making fun of things, and that's why his songs can get very offensive. Plus it's funny.
Somehow manages to lampshade and play straight SIMULTANEOUSLY in "What's Funny":
"If you're a musical comic, just give 'em a little weird voice inflection
Then take a viagra, and slap 'em with a rock-hard misdirection"
Mean Character, Nice Actor: His characters are often arrogant and obnoxious, whilst as a person he is generally well spoken, intelligent and kind hearted (despite occasional instances of losing his temper at fans).
Really, all of what. Many many songs and bits in the special start out hysterical and end on a serious note. Examples being; "From God's Perspective", "Left Brain, Right Brain", "Sad", "Repeat Stuff", and "I Fuck Sluts".
Used quite hilariously in the "Repeat Stuff" video. One second, Bo and his friends are hanging out and having fun. The next second, it suddenly turns to night and everyone is standing solemnly, taking part in some Satanic ritual.
Motor Mouth: Bo's insane technical skills do enable him to do this, although it's only occasionally.
My God, What Have I Done?: Bo once made a tweet making fun of people named Hunter. A lot of people got offended, causing Bo to express sincere regret and even personally apologize to as many Hunters as he could.
No Ending: Multiple times, most notably "Welcome to Youtube".
To a lesser extent "Men and Women", "The Perfect Woman", and "Ironic".
Also happens in the live versions of "Oh Bo" (partly justified because the bit about the oboe is hard to replicate live)
"Words Words Words", which just kinda cut off where the studio versions have little codas and fade out.
On the DVD of "Words, Words, Words", he performs "I'm Bo Yo" as an encore, and abruptly stops in the middle of the last chorus after changing one of the lyrics to "This song's gonna end really awkwardly."
Stealth Pun: "Because if I'm in the closet, then you are below me / taking the B A T outta "BASEMENT", homie". Unfortunately he ruins the stealth aspect in the live version of the song available on his self-titled album.
His songs are chock full of them, in fact. "I'm Bo, Yo" is a good example.
This is essentially his modus operandi. Basically, if you laugh at tons of stuff the first time you hear the song and don't bother listening again, you're doing it wrong.
Stylistic Suck: The "Words Words Words" video. There's no better way to describe it.