Making It Making It #10: Bo Burnham Posted by Katie Levine on September 21, 2011 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email Riki talks with comedian/musician Bo Burnham about getting his start on YouTube, the evolution of his work and using comedy as a vessel for communicating ideas. Follow @boburnham and check out his YouTube page Tags bo burnham, Making It, Riki Lindhome Related Posts What's New What's Trending Nerdist:Play – Can You Beat Our DYING LIGHT Record? article The Mutant Season : Randy Martinez podcast The Jonah Keri Podcast : Keith Olbermann Part 2 podcast DARK SOULS 3's Story Revealed in Opening Cinematic article The New FULLER HOUSE Trailer is Here article Cowabunga! Prehistory's Very Real Ninja Turtle article Nerdist Super Bowl Eats: Settlers of Catan Nachos article Artists Re-Imagine STAR WARS in Some Spectacular Ways article Official VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER Logo Revealed (Exclusive) article Comments Daniel says: October 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm Bo – inspiration! amazing! intellectual! genius!!!!!!! You have given people motivation to succeed, continue doing what they love, and always laugh at everything! Hilarious! Keep doing what your doing! Want to see more of you! Good job! Keep kickin ass! Chris O. says: September 26, 2011 at 10:58 am Loving the show Riki! This was a great ep. It was so cool to hear Bo talking about his process. Also what a nice and really humble guy. Again thanks for the shows! Rob S. says: September 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm So this kid doesn’t even know that there was an old Pepsi can? Go away. Ryan says: September 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm WHY HE NO ON NERDIST!? This one’s good, obviously, ( I wouldn’t be listening otherwise), but I mean come on… He would be awesome with Mira-booey, Vajonah, and the Big C!!!! Art Scotti says: September 21, 2011 at 10:02 pm This is an amazing conversation between my two favorite songwriter/comedians. I’ve followed Riki for 4 years, Bo for over 3, ever since I saw him poorly interviewed by some talk show host on TV. Great questions, unbelievably insightful answers, all the more so for his young age. A thoroughly engaging conversation all around! Hannah says: September 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm Bo is such an intelligent speaker and what he says has so much meaning…I love that he goes beyond the surface of what comedy is and really digs deep into himself and into the world around him to get material for his show. I’ve been a fan of his for about a year and it was really awesome to listen to him talking about his work! Thanks for sharing this! Natasha says: September 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm Simply divine listening to Bo talk for 40 minutes. And Riki is a lovely interviewer. Trenton says: September 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm This is the only “Making it” I’ve listened to. Does that make me a bad person? What about constant Netflix on stolen Wi-Fi? I think it does folks. How could you be surprised that he’s so intelligent? I think it’s obvious in his stand-up how smart and analytical he is. That being said– it would seem that he really does act like he’s a 20 year-old that thinks he knows the world. Anyway… this was good. Bo is one of my favorite musical comedians. Katrina says: September 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm I love Bo Burnham! He’s the BEST comedian out there! The first song I listened to by him was New Math and I was instantly blown away. He’s the funniest man alive. ‘Nuff said. Jeremy says: September 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm I was totally blown away by how intelligent and analytical Bo is. Color me impressed. Great show, albeit sadly shorter than usual– but packed full of good stuff! Tim says: September 21, 2011 at 11:23 am I’m a huge Bo Burnham fan and have been nagging all of my friends to check him out since I first discovered his YouTube videos years ago. This was a great listen!