Bo Burnham's 'Inside': Review : Pop Culture Happy Hour Bo Burnham's new Netflix special Inside is not stand-up comedy. It's one-man isolation theater, shot in one enclosed space and bursting with musical performances and video sendups of genres from sad-dude acoustic guitar songs to '80s synth pop. Filmed over more than a year of pandemic disruption, it's whimsical, biting, empathetic and full of earworms.
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'Bo Burnham: Inside' Is A Surprising, Toe-Tapping Peek At Despair

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'Bo Burnham: Inside' Is A Surprising, Toe-Tapping Peek At Despair

'Bo Burnham: Inside' Is A Surprising, Toe-Tapping Peek At Despair

'Bo Burnham: Inside' Is A Surprising, Toe-Tapping Peek At Despair

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Bo Burnham, pictured here at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, wrote, directed and performed the entirety of his new Netflix special, Inside, by himself. Rich Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Bo Burnham, pictured here at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, wrote, directed and performed the entirety of his new Netflix special, Inside, by himself.

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Bo Burnham's new Netflix special Inside is not stand-up comedy. It's one-man isolation theater, shot in one enclosed space and bursting with musical performances and video sendups of genres from sad-dude acoustic guitar songs to '80s synth pop. Filmed over more than a year of pandemic disruption, it's whimsical, biting, empathetic and full of earworms.

The audio was produced by Will Jarvis and edited by Jessica Reedy.