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    I'm not a grown up until everybody realises I'm a grown up. When everyone remembers me as the dirty kid singing little songs I am the dirty little kid.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: song  kids 
     
    I just try to do things on stage that I think the audience would enjoy. And I try to draw on and add to acts that I've enjoyed watching.
    — Bo Burnham
    For some comedians it feels so cool to be like: 'I'll say anything, man!'. I'm not quite there yet.
    — Bo Burnham
    People give me money and I don't know why, my real collection plate is an empty cup held by a homeless guy.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  real  money 
     
    I'd really love to make something that doesn't involve my stupid face.
    — Bo Burnham
    What's a pirate minus the ship? just a creative homeless guy
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: creative 
     
    I've been doin' drive-bys all of my life. Except the bullets are newspapers, the car is my bike.
    — Bo Burnham
    Ya back home they call me the tie-dye shirt kid, well that and fagot.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: kids 
     
    My work is trying to at least define myself on my own terms, and then if other people enjoy things that's a lovely addition.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  work 
     
    I've found, across the board, that comedians have been very respectful and kind to me. And that seems to stem from the fact that they are just respectful and kind people in general. Comedians get a bad rap for being dark and anti-social I think.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  dark  bad  facts 
     
    I chose to do comedy instead of going to college.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: comedy  college 
     
    For fifteen cents a day you can feed an African, they eat pennies.
    — Bo Burnham
    I misdirect the audience, so they have no idea where they are or who they're listening to.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: listening  ideas 
     
    Love is all about... whistles.
    — Bo Burnham
    I'm friends with a lot of comedians, but we don't talk about material. Most comedians I know don't watch a lot of other comedy.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: friends  comedy 
     
    I believe, firmly, that women are always right. Ah, I should actually rephrase that: I... don't.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: women  believe  right 
     
    What's that? My six song album entitled Bo Fo Sho is currently available on iTunes? With three songs that have never been heard on the internet? Uh, and if I try to pirate it for free I'll get AIDS? I would have guessed scurvy. Well, see you later ghost of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: song  ghost 
     
    I just like to write and then perform.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: write 
     
    Postmodern comedy doesn't work well with very old audiences, because it's making fun of the comedy they enjoy.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: work  comedy  fun 
     
    I don't try to call myself a poet. But I know that my stuff is pretty literal, in that the themes are pretty simple and on the surface.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: poet 
     
    I worked eight hours a day just so I could get into the college of my dreams and say that I got in - and I never went.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: college  dreams 
     
    I actually wrestled in high school. I was only in one match, and I lost... my virginity.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: lost  school 
     
    The strength of comedy is I don't have to answer to anybody but sometimes you want to learn from other people and see your ideas strengthen by other people.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  comedy  learn  strength  ideas 
     
    I think controversy has this allusion of being controversial but it's totally not, which is why I'm trying to get away from it because it's just easy and automatic.
    — Bo Burnham
    The strange thing with Wikipedia is that the first article that ever gets written about you will define your Wikipedia page forever.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: forever 
     
    I don't consciously try to make things difficult as much as I try to make them a little different. I like all kinds of laughs. I tried to make a show that elicit groans, guffaws, chuckles, boos.
    — Bo Burnham
    It's not most important to communicate myself on stage as it is to be as funny or interesting as I possibly can on stage. I feel more like I'm doing a play whose main character just happens to share my name.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: character  funny  shares 
     
    And an anteater plus a large hungry mutant ant? An ironic way to die.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: die 
     
    And if ten percent of men are gay and twenty percent of men are Chinese, what are the odds that a men chosen at random spends his free time and mealtime while on his knees.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: time  men  gay 
     
    People are gonna think that MTV censored me, and they really didn't. I really wanted to try to make a show that didn't rely on offensive, edgy material because I think it was an exercise in trying to write without that. Because I see that as a crutch sometimes and I want to know that I can do something funny and worthwhile without that. And also make a show that my parents would like and that kids could watch with their parents.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  funny  write  parent  kids  exercise 
     
    I think no matter what you do, a certain amount of people are going to call you a sellout, somehow, you know. If I ever start trying to make a living on it.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  living 
     
    I don't want to try to recreate for no reason. Like, me in my bedroom, singing songs to a camera was a special thing that was at that time in my life. But I'm just not that kid. I like the format of it, but I want to be able to release things for free.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: time  song  kids 
     
    The thing is, I was on YouTube like the golden era, I think. Before ads came in, it was really cool back then.
    — Bo Burnham
    My whole family thinks I'm gay, I guess it's always been that way. Maybe it's 'cause of the way that I walk, Makes them think I like... boys.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: boys  gay 
     
    My first concern is that when you go to a show, you should be present. It's much more exciting to put the camera down and lose yourself in it.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: present 
     
    I'm gay for Jesus, fill me with your grace. Pour your love all over me, but please aim away from my face.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: grace  gay  jesus 
     
    I'm a drunken midget with a loaded gun, a loaded gun.
    — Bo Burnham
    I think comedy has a range, with multiple peaks in different areas. It's like trying to compare Beethoven and the Beatles. Sometimes I hear from people, 'I think you try too hard in your comedy.' And that's what I worry about.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: people  comedy  worries 
     
    I know it's the comedian's instinct to say, "Do it, man, nothing's off-limits! It's cool, bro!" I don't know if that's the answer for me. "Do I really want to make a joke about a miscarriage when a woman in the audience might have had one?" I don't worship comedy; at the end of the day I don't fall to the altar of comedy unquestioningly.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: men  women  comedy  worship  instinct 
     
    In comedy, falling means laughter. You can take something sacred and make it silly. The more sacred it is, the funnier it is. It has a bigger drop to fall.
    — Bo Burnham
    tags: laughter  comedy  sacred 
     
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