Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham
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Bo Burnham @ Pleasance Dome

5/5 stars
Event review by Hannah Van Den Bergh.
Published 11 August 2010

Words... Words... Words? A more fitting title would be 'the guttural noises of an audience swamped with laughter'. The crowd hangs on Bo’s every word, mesmerised by his talents like small impatient children charmed by a boy with sweets. He commands a very high standard of comedy belying his nineteen years. In fact, he should consider pausing more often to let the audience take breath; with his musical songs plagued with satire and his sexually vivid poetry, the strong dimensions of his performance avoid any lull or distraction.

Bo grapples religion, love and by the end of the performance answers his own question when he asks 'what’s funny?' Those looking out for the next breakthrough in the comedy scene should sit up and take note of Bo, with his straight-faced humour and shrewd timing. Fight your way to the front of the queue and get a ticket before they’re all gone.

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  • Loved him - loved every second. I have been watching him for some time on youtube and got his albums and was hesitant about seeing him live on 7th incase he never lived up to what i was expecting but it was everything i thought. so funny live and knew how to keep us entertained.
    tempted to go back for seconds.

    Posted by Shellsta | Thursday 12 August 2010 @ 16:20

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