Bo Burnham Is Releasing His New Standup Special Online for Free


While comedians like Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, and Jim Gaffigan have self-released standup specials online for $5, Bo Burnham is putting his next one out for free. Burnham announced release plans for his new one-hour special, entitled what., during an interview on the podcast Hail Satire!. Here he is explaining why he’s releasing it for free:

“I spent three years making this thing. I just kinda want people to see it. I’m not Louis C.K., who has a gigantic audience. I think there a lot of people who haven’t heard of me and a lot of people who may have heard of me earlier and not dug me stuff when I was 16 who might dig it now. I just wanted to be able to spread it to people to see it.”