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Bo Burnham: Inside

Streaming on Netflix / Film & TV

The best comedy addresses subjects we can relate to, which should make Bo Burnham’s musical comedy special, shot during lockdown, appealing to everyone. Written, directed, performed, and edited by Burnham himself, the special finds the comedian alone at his keyboard—a throwback to Burnham’s start as a YouTuber—applying his signature tunes and humor to the grim realities of pandemic life. His mental health reaches “an all time low,” and the shortfalls of FaceTime are not overlooked, but the show is so funny you don’t feel it’s too soon to go there. —J.V.

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