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  • tribble66

    I'm very impressed.

    1 Mar 11:05am Reply
  • RamonaVPilgrim

    one of my favorite songs ever <3

    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TopherBU

    @clutnuckle, I think your observation/analysis is primitive. The evolution of stand-up comedy suggests this has not been done before. ((See what I did there?) It's callow to think this is the same as other cynical comics like Bill Hicks, Louis CK, Zach Galifianakis, *insert cynical comic here*. Listen to Traditional Stand-Up (http://www.last.fm/music/Bo+Burnham/_/Traditional+Stand-Up) by Bo--I think you'll change your mind. Just because it's tangential to a comic archetype doesn't make it the same. Richard Pryor killed it for Black Comedy. Does this make more contemporary comics--who discuss the same topics or entertain racial ideas--like Paul Mooney, Patrice Oneil, or Dave Chappelle unworthy or obsolete? I don't think so.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    @TopherBU , the concept of writing about how 'art is dead' and how entertainers are generally selfish, are vain, and are rewarded for 'never maturing' has been done to death in the past by several of your typical 'cynical artists' (and I'm not necessarily saying that's a good thing) among others. @Rohit8 , First off, please don't randomly insinuate that I ever said he wasn't an artist, because I didn't. Also, I've heard pretty much all of his work over the years, and while, yes, all of the songs have different titles, he typically tries to satirize pop music by using the exact same structures/chord progressions each time. It's not like anything he's playing on piano is challenging, since he purposely makes all of his songs very similar for the intended effect. And his lyrics are severely overrated by his fans if you ask me for their surface-value humor, except on occasions like this.

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • narutard116

    one of my favorite songs

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Rohit8

    @clutnuckle well, the boy who makes 'funny wrap songs' is really a very talented artist, and you yourself will admit it if you'll to more of his songs. He plays piano in his songs, composes tunes that are actually good, and writes lyrics that just awesome. Now go and listen to more of his stuff, and come back and then tell if you really think this guy is an artist or not.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TopherBU

    @clutnuckle, explain how this has been done before plz.

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    I'll admit this isn't THE most profound thing ever and that it's been done before, but the language used is really attention-grabbing. There's also the whole shock factor, of how a guy who makes 'funny wrap songs!' wrote this. A Carlin reference sort of makes my lips tingle anyhow.

    8 Dec 2010 Reply
  • TheSanders

    "This next song is honestly not funny at all, but it helps me sleep at night."

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • nonzerobeast

    Great ass song

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Joshua_Lastfm

    Beautiful.

    23 Oct 2010 Reply

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