John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.
Comedian John Mulaney talks about his milk toast boyish looks, his childhood, his Jewish girlfriend, his gayish charm, his favorite TV shows, Ice-T, a homeless person he met in N.Y., and a prostate exam with Batman.
In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.
Bo has stated in an interview that during this tour he received backlash from the audience for his song "Kill Yourself" when he was performing on a college campus for it handling a sensitive subject. Bo has gone on the record saying that because of this incident he no longer performs the song at college campuses. See more »
Bo Burnham's "Make Happy" is structured, especially at the end, to be an "ending" of Bo's career as a stand-up comedian, or at least, that's how I see it.
And if this is the end, I'll be the first to say that this was a stunning show. I personally don't think it was on the same level as "what.", but perhaps that's because "what." was something so unique and different.
Make Happy is still a stunning piece of media, that works because Bo's humor shines through and made me laugh out loud quite a few times. But the ending works too, because we know Bo's persona and we know who he is to us.
So, to end this review, let me tell you that if you liked Bo's previous work, you're probably gonna like this.
And I have just one question to ask: Are you happy?
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