Bo Burnham: Inside

TV review by Martin Brown, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Unique comedy special discusses sex, depression, suicide.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 15+

Inside: Together

A captivating special that comes out swinging in the first few moments and does not let up for 90 minutes. Smart, poignant and full of isolation. I am not a musical theatre fan, but these original songs are perfect for the acerbic wit that is being served. Burnham proves how his voice wedges itself in the different crevices of performativity. Riveting, interesting, boring, and always of the moment Burnham has us inside together.
age 12+

Loved it!!!!

Bo Burnham does discuss some serious topics in this, as it is mainly about his experiences with mental health, maturing, and the pressure of lockdown. In some of his songs, he mentions topics such as suicide, mental health generally, and a lot of swearing!!! One of the songs in the show is called Sexting and is based around that situation, other than that the show does not have that much sexual content. As he is a comedian, he is quite funny, but has made some offensive jokes in the past, and apologises for them in this show. The show is overall quite funny, and he discusses mental health with a tune. I've watched this with my two kids, 13 and 14, and they both thoroughly enjoyed it. Certainly for more mature audiences, as are Burnham's other specials.

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TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 30, 2021
  • Cast: Bo Burnham
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: June 24, 2021

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