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    I don't like calling myself a "feminist" only because I don't think I've done anything active enough to call myself one. It'd be like calling myself a civil rights activist just because I'm not racist.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: right 
     
    At the time of 'Words, Words, Words,' I'm a 19-year-old getting up feeling like he's entitled to do comedy and tell you what he thinks of the world, so that's inherently a little bit ridiculous.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: time  world  comedy 
     
    Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: comedy  song  artist  painting 
     
    If you can think of all the times in your life, some of the happiest times were probably when you were laughing. And some of the worst times in your life you were being laughed at.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: time 
     
    I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a 'sociopath.'
    — Bo Burnham
    Poverty. Racism. Isn't it strange, only the homeless are begging for change?
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: poverty  racism 
     
    There's a metal train that a mile long and at the very back end a lightning bolt struck her. How long til it reaches and kills the driver, provided that he's a good conductor?
    — Bo Burnham
    No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: thoughts  believe  god 
     
    Comedy is very strange to me and I don't fully understand it's purpose or function.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: comedy 
     
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I'm thankful for all of you. I am not thankful for the pilgrims. Buckles should never be on hats.
    — Bo Burnham
    I work really hard on the shows and I think the shows speak for themselves. I don't want to construct the show to prove something.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: work 
     
    Happy Thanksgiving! I broke into Best Buy and stole a copy of Pocahontas to celebrate.
    — Bo Burnham
    All you god damn dirty Catholics can cath-o-lick my balls.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: god 
     
    I never felt like I was stealing anyone's fans as much as I was introducing some younger people to comedy who will eventually find tons of other comedians that they love.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  comedy 
     
    The biggest danger, for me, with making yourself your act is that a lot of people with think they know you for better or worse. That's an ongoing struggle with me and it can get really trippy sometimes. I try to be strong about it and assure myself that only my close friends and family can really pass judgement on me personally, but it's impossible to not let it get to you.
    — Bo Burnham
    I love you like a gay geneticist loves designer genes.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: gay  designer 
     
    I get more ass than a giant donkey stable.
    — Bo Burnham
    I'm a stand up comic and I always sit and slouch, and I got my girlfriend pregnant on my sterile uncles pull-out couch.
    — Bo Burnham
    If comedy is about surprises, about tension, there's a lot of tension and surprise there, in the fact that people are expecting this to be natural.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  comedy  facts 
     
    You guys like impressions? Why?
    — Bo Burnham
    Comedy should be a source of positivity. I don't want to bully people, and I don't want people to come to my show to feel terrible about something. I'm actually very open to having a conversation about what I should or shouldn't say.
    — Bo Burnham
    When life gets you down, make a comforter!
    — Bo Burnham
    I think the comedy clubs tend to homogenize the acts a little bit, because they force them to be palatable in way too many environments.
    — Bo Burnham
    At once I feel that comedy is this amazing sort of transcendent thing, and I'm also open to the fact that maybe it's just an evolutionary hiccup, something that upright apes do in their free time.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: time  comedy  facts 
     
    There's a certain line between jokes and music and poetry that's a bit blurred in my mind.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: music  mind  poetry 
     
    My persona is most importantly just to communicate the material in a way that is most funny and meaningful in the moment. It's more like a character that's sculpted for whatever joke needs communicating at the moment.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: character  funny  moment 
     
    I think the love-hate is fundamental. Everyone hates reality television, and everyone's watching it. Everyone hates Facebook, and everyone is on it.
    — Bo Burnham
    I got a safe full of cherries 'cause I pop it and lock it.
    — Bo Burnham
    Was Einstein's theory good? Relatively.
    — Bo Burnham
    My persona on stage was always coming from a place of I know better than you and I'm going to be a little bit pretentious in your face with these sort of crass ideas.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: ideas 
     
    I met a bipolar bear. He laughed, cried, then wanted a threesome.
    — Bo Burnham
    And two balls minus one, six titles at the tour de France.
    — Bo Burnham
    When I see someone filming me, I don't usually think, 'No, man, don't put this up online!' I'd think, 'Hey man, you don't get to go to shows very often, put down the camera and enjoy it!' I love going to theatre and to shows so much.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: men 
     
    When things [writing] are over, I always think, 'well, I'm never going to do anything again because I have no ideas so I'm going to go be a farmer'. Or else ideas will come and and if not then I become a farmer. Hopefully won't happen.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: ideas 
     
    I thought I wanted to be a physicist in high school until I learned that there was much more math than philosophy in it. I assumed I would just sit around all day and think.
    — Bo Burnham
    For me, if you distill comedy down, it is surprise and the unexpected. That has to be it on its most base level, in any form.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: comedy 
     
    Drugs kill, just like cancer. So don't smoke... tumors.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: drugs  smoke 
     
    Bitches and hoes don't exist because the hoes know Bo's a feminist.
    — Bo Burnham
    I'm very interested in trying to make comedy shows that are a bit bigger, more theatrical, more of a "show." Some people might say I'm trying too hard, but that's a compliment to me. I like to inject a bit of production value and flair to comedy, or at least to my little corner of comedy.
    — Bo Burnham
    I do think that stand-up comedy in general heavily favors masculinity and so I like to act a little feminine onstage.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: comedy 
     
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