Lil Rel Howery’s next stand-up special is headed to HBO

HBO has been on a bit of a spree in announcing their upcoming stand-up specials. The network announced that their… MORE
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Eighth Grade is my favorite Oscars snub

We need to talk about this year’s biggest Oscar snub: Eighth Grade. If you haven’t seen Eighth Grade, it is a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is a sweet, honest, heartwarming, and funny take on growing up that is masterfully written and directed. I am not the only one who thinks this. The film received rave reviews, including a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot

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Here are the Oscar nominees…if The Academy respected comedies

The Oscars don’t respect comedy. Full stop. The Academy rarely nominates comedies for the prestigious award. A non-musical comedy film hasn’t won Best Picture since 1977’s Annie Hall, but there was a slight uptake in the 1950s and 1960s when movies like Tom Jones, The Apartment, and Around The World in 80 Days all won Best Picture. 1930s romcoms like You Can’t Take It With You and It Happened One

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Bo Burnham casts Jaboukie Young-White, Danielle Macdonald in next movie

Bo Burnham will follow his Eighth Grade success with a comedy starring Jaboukie Young-White and Danielle Macdonald. The two actors are in negotiations to appear in the film, which Burnham will produce alongside Chris Storer. Burnham wrote the film and Amy York Rubin will direct. Originally titled Gay Kid and Fat Chick, the comedy-drama will revolve around two costumed vigilante outcasts (The Beaver and Gold Bitch) who seek revenge on

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Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade keeps winning awards; adds WGA win

Bo Burnham shocked Hollywood with another surprising win for Eighth Grade. Burnham won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay, with just a week until the Oscars. The winner of this award is often a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars, so Burnham’s win was especially meaningful. Eighth Grade wins despite 0 Oscar nominations The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate

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Comedy winners at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards

Congrats to Bo Burnham and the rest of this year’s WGA winners from the Writers Guild, announced Sunday night. Burnham jokingly pointed out in his acceptance speech that all the “losers” in his category would just have to go and have …

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Comedians threaten boycott of New Yorker Fest over invite to Steve Bannon; magazine rescinds invite

And how was your Labor Day? The New Yorker Fest announced its star-studded list of attendees for one-on-one talks Oct. 5-7, 2018, and one name stopped several of the stars from attending. Steve Bannon, the co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm that helped Donald Trump win the White House while also deceiving Facebook (and […]

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Bo Burnham reflects on his own youth and his wonderful new movie, “Eighth Grade”

Bo Burnham grew up in front of the world, thanks to YouTube. Burnham now has translated that experience to 2018 and to everyone else, with his wonderful new movie, Eighth Grade. It premiered at Sundance in January, and goes nationwide this weekend. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Bo for my podcast, Last […]

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Looking into the eyes of Bo Burnham: A discussion about his new film “Eighth Grade”

I sit across from him in a hotel room suite at Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria. We are both slouching into our… MORE

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Episode #200: Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham is the quintessential YouTube comedy star. While still a teen, Bo went from recording funny songs in his bedroom to best-selling artist with Comedy Central. Burnham become a successful touring stand-up comedian as well as an actor, appearing on the big screen in Funny People and The Big Sick, and starring on the […]

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