Bo Burnham: Inside
It’s technically a Netflix comedy special. But Inside is far more unsettling than any true crime show. Bo Burnham’s latest foray into millennial musical comedy chronicles his crack-up over the course of a COVID year alone via punishingly catchy earworms.
There’s one part where a puppet made of a sweatsock delivers an indictment of neoliberalism, only to be cowed by a genuinely unsettling threat of violence. There’s a moving passage about death in a song devoted mostly to mocking the consumerist clichés of white women’s Instagrams. Burnham turn
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