Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham

  • 33 years old
  • American
  • Stand-up comedian

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Chortle Awards 2022 shortlist revealed

The nominees have been announced for the Chortle Awards 2022, with Bob Mortimer, Liz Kingsman and Adam Rowe leading the shortlists, with two nominations apiece.

British Comedy Guide, 8th March 2022

Best of 2021: Comedy

Everybody in the comedy industry started out with so much hope that, finally, things could get back to normal in 2021 - and for a while they did, and there were some gems as live comedy returned to clubs and theatres.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 29th December 2021

The best theatre, comedy and dance of 2021

Including Liz Kingsman, Bridget Christie and Alfie Brown.

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian, 18th December 2021

The best live comedy of 2021

Liz Kingsman, Bridget Christie and Bill Bailey feature in the best shows of the year list.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 14th December 2021

The future of comedy? It's between your ears

In 2021, comedians had to seek audiences in unlikely places. Will stand-up ever be the same again?

Tristram Fane Saunders, The Telegraph, 11th December 2021

What's the secret of a great comedy song?

If comedy is like music, why are funny songs so hard to get right? It's partly because the rhyme scheme can reveal the punchline too early, puncturing its effectiveness. And also because the structure of pop music relies on repetition. Nobody wants to hear the same joke three times in two minutes. These are sort of revelations that comedian Phil Nichol has been making as he records his new podcast, Songs In The Key Of Laugh.

Mark Savage, BBC, 13th October 2021

How the gap between music and comedy has disappeared

Some of my favourite music of this year was made by a comedian, and some of my favourite comedy by musicians.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th September 2021

Covid and woke - dare we be funny any more?

Katherine Ryan, David Baddiel, Nina Conti and more reveal why telling jokes is no longer a laughing matter.

Jonathan Dean, The Sunday Times, 25th July 2021

25 hilarious stand-up sets to make everything better

From classic Chris Rock to Sarah Millican at her bluntest, these are the routines that have got comedians, readers and Guardian writers through a difficult year.

The Guardian, 3rd May 2021

Streaming with laughter: 50 best stand-up comedy shows

From Bill Hicks to Hannah Gadsby, Dave Chappelle to Josie Long - here are 50 specials you can watch right now.

Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Ellen E Jones, Brian Logan and Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 22nd February 2020

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