Make Happy

Synopsis: Bo Burnham tackles life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans in his dazzling new stand-up special.
Actors: Bo Burnham
60 min


And nothing funny happened,

so I was like,

"Don't mention that on stage. "

I already fucked it up.

I love you!

No, you fucking don't.

You do not.

Haters gonna hate,

lovers gonna love.

You need to reject

both sides of the spectrum

to leave a... healthy middle.

I love the idea of you!

Stop participating.

Not a participatory thing

going on up here.

Trying to immortalize something

I've worked on for a long time.

Shut up!

I have not...

made my mind up about...


It's weird and I'm torn.

You know,

'cause on one hand, it feels good.

Did you not think

I was gonna use it, idiots?

It's not a prop.

It will be used intermittently.


I've got a lot of problems in my life.

I wrote a song

about some of the problems in my life.

I hope that some of you can relate to it.

Here we go.

? Walking around

I got no one to talk to ?

? There's everyone ?

? And then there's just me ?

? If I could change

Don't you think that I'd do it ?

? God only knows

Why he cursed me to be ?

? A straight white man ?

? I state my problems ?

? Other people roll their eyes ?

? Three trips to the mall ?

? Zero khakis in my size ?

? I've never been the victim

Of a random search for drugs ?

? But you can't say

My life is easy ?

? Until you've walked a mile in my Uggs ?

? Straight white man ?

? I know the road looks tough ahead ?

? The women want rights ?

? The gays want kids ?


? Can't you just leave us alone? ?

? And also

"No" to the things you asked for ?

They're being greedy

and they know it, okay?

? Everyone thinks that I've got it easy ?

? And just 'cause it's true ?

? Doesn't mean that it's right ?

? So pull up a chair ?

? And put down your pitchforks ?

? Give me a chance ?

? To show you what it is like ?

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Bo Burnham

Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet. He began his performance career as a YouTuber in March 2006, and his videos have been viewed over 228 million times as of June 2018. Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo Fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. In 2010, Burnham's second album was released, and Words Words Words, his first live comedy special, aired on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. Burnham finished first overall in voting in 2011's Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. His third stand-up comedy special, Make Happy, was released exclusively on Netflix on June 3, 2016.In addition to his career as a comedian, Burnham co-created and starred in the MTV television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and released his first book of poetry, Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone, in 2013. His first feature film as writer and director, Eighth Grade, was released in July 2018 to widespread critical acclaim. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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