Bo Burnham - Can't Handle This (Kanye Rant) - MAKE HAPPY Netflix [HD]

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This is the most intricate piece of both comedy and self-awareness I have ever seen.
*M A S T E R P I E C E*
Sofia Aviles
“Come and watch the skinny kid with a steadily declining mental health and laugh as he attempts to give you what he can not give himself.” Nobody in the audience was ready for that.
Kyle From The Wood
It got too real, so like us all, he pulled back and acted silly again. We all just play it off and get scared when we actually touch our own sadness.
Are U Super Cereal
This dude is seriously a legend. Not only do the viewers get a stand up comedy show like no other, but we also get a straight up full blown concert with amazing lighting and camera work. Well done sir, without a doubt still one of my all time favorite comics/performers! <3
GD Danny
It's weird to think after this he cried. On the h3h3 podcast he said after the first make happy show he cried backstage because of how nervous he was.
Jenny T20
"Look at them, they're just staring at me, like come and watch the skinny kid with a steadily declining mental health and laugh as he attempts to give you what he cannot give himself." "They don't need to know half of this." "I should just shut up and do my job so here I go... I wouldn't have got the lettuce if I knew it wouldn't fit-" "You can tell them anything if you make it funny, make it rhyme. And if they still don't understand, you run it one more time."
The Poncho Pilgrim
I hate the overwhelming feeling you get when you comment on a Bo Burnham song because you know you'll never be able to adequately express how you feel, whilst communicating to bo, who will never read it, that you understand what he's doing, what he's saying, and that you appreciate his message. The desire to delete the comment you type out is overwhelming. art is dead. i love the idea of you. Im excited for Eighth Grade.
Alizah High
Everyone already talked about the obvious verbal metaphors, but I just have to mention that the lighting is so deeply metaphorical as well, along with his body language. When he kneels on the floor and every bright white spotlight is on him as he lists the ingredients that didn't fit; to me he's saying he can't handle all the lights, the attention, fame, and glory that's shining down on him. Then when he talks directly to the audience, he's still at the closest level to them, nearly on his knees as the lights turn moody purple; initially still trying to please and relate with his little silly noise before getting fully serious. He then goes on to say what he really feels with an appearance of concern, but overall disregard for how it will make his audience feel. As soon as he says "I should just shut up and do my job so here I go." He reluctantly stands up and lethargically dances in front of a muddy light that puts him in a shadow of who he is inside. This effect also allows the audience to see the blinding lights he sees on stage as if they're watching his performance from behind him.
This is the best work of art made about Internet celebrity I've ever come across. So incredibly hard to be this clear-thinking about the many-tentacled beast of fame. -John
Everything Now
Ok so the burrito metaphors are he got to much pressure and the pringle can metaphors is the happieness hes not getting
Emily Hughes
if you’ve seen the whole show of “make happy”, you’ll hear bo saying ‘sorry’ after some of his jokes or songs. he shouldn’t have to apologize for doing his job, or saying what he wants to say. it just makes me sad that people get so offended at the smallest things, they literally force him to apologize at what makes him happy
Charlie James
The only time i have heard autotune that sounds good
Jonathan Ayyoub
"Look at them, they're just staring at me, like come and watch the skinny kid with a steadily declining mental health and laugh as he attempts to give you what he cannot give himself." "They don't need to know half of this." That broke my heart to pieces.
The most thrilling thing about this is when you watch it again and again you're seeing the finale part is slowly building up through the whole thing. And then you remember how chords and words he planted in there are gonna end up at the end. Sends a chill down your spine.
"Part of me loves you, part of me hates you, part of me needs you, part of me fears you" "And laugh as he attempts To give you what he cannot give himself" these two quotes are so deep
Bo is so funny but he worries me, I hope he's doing better than he was when he wrote this, after making eighth grade and everything maybe
KannaBis Kamui
This went from hilarious to incredibly deep quickly.
Captain Nwalps
“I should just shut up and do my job.” Then the audience claps, I think they missed the message
I dont think that I can handle this right now
And I STILL can't fit my hand inside a Pringles can! ;-; One Like = One Daughter That Can Fit Her Hands Inside Of A Pringles Can
Jenny T20
In an interview at Vidcon this year, Bo said that his movie, Eight Grade, is trying to show a more straightforward and humane interpretation of how this modern generation is with social media, while his comedic material was more satirical. He discusses how the internet has different sides to it, and how, yes, it can ruin how people interact, but it also is a great thing that brings people together and inspires people. He said that in his stand up comedy, he had to focus on the bad and make fun of it because that's what people laugh at. "I couldn't just go up there and say 'I feel two things at once, bye!'." Make Happy was his last stand up comedy special, with (as many of you know) this song being the last. This song highlights him feeling different things about his world, not just how social media works, but on him and his relationship with his audience. With social media, people are basically surrounded by an audience all the time- their lives, or what they show of their lives, are being projected to so many people (especially on YouTube). And that has it's positives and negatives (which were also discussed in the interview- social media has made people judge themselves and others based off numbers, but it also gives us better ways to be inspired and connect to people like them), and in most of Bo's specials, he focused more on the negatives. But with Make Happy, and especially this song, he decided to kind of express himself more honestly. "I wanna please you, but I wanna stay true to myself. I want to give you the night out that you deserve, but I wanna say what I think and not care what you think about it. A part of me loves you, a part of me hates you, a part of me needs you, a part of me fears you." He's contradicting himself, he's thinking two things at the same time, and it's too chaotic for him. This is also kind of hinted upon in Left-Right Brain- he's fighting himself. This is focused more on his loyalty to himself and to his audience. Now, with Eighth Grade, Bo has expressed both sides of the spectrum, while showing how it can affect people who have grown up with social media, and are going through a strange stage in their lives at the same time. In the interview, Bo explained how Eighth Grade was more straightforward and showed how all of this chaos makes kids feel, and how kids (and people in general, really) can deal with it, and derive some sort of happiness while they're at it, even if there's sadness and negatives along the way. It was kind of like appreciating that everybody can come together to live through this chaos of the entire world changing, and there can be so many things you can be proud of doing, and not regret. This song helped pave the path of this movie coming out, kind of as a sign for hope that Bo wants to give his audience, just in case we were stuck in the satire and hate, just as he might've been once.
Capt Shenanigans
No Bo, I hope YOU are happy
Nicholas Carter
Bo Burnham is this generation's Lenny Bruce or Bill Hicks. The comedian who manages to make you laugh while not feeling like a comedian at all. He feels like someone who knows the state of the world and how to perfectly articulate how we feel about it. He feels like your friend who you have long deep conversations with late at night making revelation after revelation about life. He feels like an old soul who has already experienced it all and knows that making someone laugh, even if for just a second, is a beautiful and helpful moment. He feels like an observationalist of the highest caliber. His sentiments cut deep and illicit an emotional response not often felt while watching a stand up comedian. He feels like the every-man because he is. By his own admission he just got lucky. There isn't anything special about him. He just happens to speak his mind in such a way that people want to listen to it. They believe him. They see the realness in him. They see that he truly feels and cares. They see his fear, his self-loathing, his appreciation for coming together and sharing a moment where we can all get along and laugh at the world, laugh at ourselves and laugh at each other for our differences and for our similarities. Bo posits the meaning of happiness in only a way Bo can. His new special, Make Happy, is filled with throwaway gags and quick cuts of music. Bo understands the ever declining attention span of the populace. He knows how to catch our attention and knows he can only keep it for a short amount of time before he must switch topics or segue into another funny song. Only Bo's songs aren't just funny. They drip with sarcasm and irony and strike close to home in their feelings of inadequacy. Bo isn't just a comedian or an entertainer he is a voice of people. There is something within him that connects with us. It's very easy to feel the emotion running through him every second he is on stage. There is no sense of falseness. Bo lays his own inner conflict bare for the audience and peppers it throughout his show and lays it on thick to great effect in the closing moments. He makes us feel happy that he has achieved this platform. His struggle for happiness is just like our own. He searches for happiness not knowing how to obtain it and worse yet would he truly know it if he had it? For me, this is a fear I feel on a deep level and I suspect many others do as well. Bo has a way about him that is hard to explain. He's odd, depressing, riotously funny, and full of heart and soul. He is a bit of a paradox the same way those two great comedians I listed above were. They achieved a status of something greater than just a comedian. They were observationalists. It was easy to see they weren't perfect people. They had problems. They didn't like the status quo and were uncomfortable conforming to it. They didn't know any other way to deal with it than to just talk about it. To make fun of it. To make fun of their selves and hope someone would listen and empathize. Bo's words ring true and while they are often funny they are always piercing. Bo Burnham isn't just a comedian. He is something more. He is catharsis and he is very much appreciated.
Daniel Kaiselgruber
"Thank you, I hope you're happy" *drops mic* I CANT STOP CRYING RIGHT NOW BRO
Scarlett Is online
I’m crying after realising what this song could actually be about
It makes me pissed that someone in the background yelled "COME ON" in the start. He's getting to it, calm down. Bo always finds a way to impress us, no reason to rush him random person.
Jonah Miller
I'm a 35 year old white male with three kids, a wife, a successful career in IT. I put on a fake face of happiness for those who know me. I'm not famous and have want or need to be famous. Bo found fame almost accidentally. He is so incredibly talented, highly intelligent and obviously tortured. I don't have answers for anyone that is unhappy or in pain. I just keep pushing through my life and do my best not to think of the suffering on this planet, the meaninglessness of it all, and how nothing in this universe cares about you. I just keep pushing through and past the dark thoughts. Intensely dark thoughts that crowd out any happiness I can try and muster up. The truth abou this shitty little planet is that we only have each other. Spend time with good friends and people that love and care about you. Watch out for your friends and loved ones and hope they watch your back too. People can make lies about things up above or down below to comfort themselves and motivate themselves but those that see through that personal world building know that we only have this life to live and when we are gone, we are gone forever. So here, now, take care of each other and maybe, just maybe we can find some semblance of happiness, together.
Eric Beckwith II
Greatest use of auto-tune ever.
The Dub Rebellion
bo is a fucking legend. LOVE THIS
Nicolas Garcia
Doctor: you have 7 minutes and 24 seconds to live. Me: 0:00
I'm just here for my daily viewing
"and laugh as he attempts to give you what he cannot give himself"
Not once have I managed to get to the end of this video with dry eyes.
Nathan B
But I'll blow my dad before I eat a burrito with a fork
Persian Mapper
That was #Deep
At the end part, at first I thought he was like "screaming" now I think he is saying "ha" as in laughing. So basically it's showing that he talks about his problems making them laugh and he thought that laughing about his problems would make them easier, but it doesn't. because at the end he says "i hope your happy" which in a way is talking to the audience and himself
Pizza Sloth
This is one of the best artists of today's generation. Yes, he's making fun of Kanye... but this is also his goodbye to stand-up comedy (not forever). He's off making his movie(8th Grade), but this was his goodbye to something he's done for a very long time. All he has ever tried to do is make people happy. He began trying to make his brother happy while he was in the army. He never expected to blow up like he did. He never expected to HAVE to make people happy. But that's what happened, and he lived and struggled through years, just to keep us entertained. And godamnit, did you make us proud Bo. One day, I hope to see a new standup from you, but whatever happens, make sure you.... make happy and "stay happy".
Lightning masters // gaming channel
I've always wondered that the last line "I hope you're happy" had an implied "because I'm not" after the last line
Marissa Turner
Oh Bo Isn't Ironic that a comedian can makes you feel sad? Left and Right are agree that you are the best I've ever seen. I know, we had a hell of a ride but I know is hurting you, and we understand you can't handle this right now, and I know, We'll gonna miss you a lot but I don't want to watch you in the channel 5 news like another sad artist story or hear that you just decided kill yourself because no one never  understood the real you, No. I don't want that ,I want that you live happy. In fact I hope you're happy now.  Because that is what Love is, no just stupid words words words or repeated stuff, for me love is what you did all the time . You made us happy, no. You made us laugh, you did all your best from the deep of your heart, even if you were feeling bad doing it. You never lied to us, even if you don't think that. You did what your heart wanted, you stayed true to yourself even when the people thought that they knew you and wanted to change you. Men and Women, old and young people. We'll never forget you Bo because you are an incomparable artist. What's funny now, people? Art is dead but remember you deserve more. So don't lower your expectations, we deserve real artists, real performers as him. Lesson Learned my friend.   If you want to be happy, stop asking, stop looking for it, do what your heart wants You do your own happiness...
lauren schaefer
"i hope you're happy" makes my heart break every time
Irrational Ramen
“Come and watch the skinny kid with the steadily declining mental health and laugh as he attempts to give you what he cannot give himself” I am literally crying harder than I’ve ever cried because that line is literally me right now it perfectly describes what I’m going through right now
Charles Nichols
you can tell that this song let out a lot of pent up emotion, especially towards the end. those yells weren't for musical effect they were throaty and raw and it was honestly painful to hear. but I'm so glad we have Bo and I'm so glad he was able to say what he thought because so many artists don't and then they have to internalize that forever. thank you Bo Burnham.
Rocky Turnage
i will admit i’m not the biggest bo fan, so that could be why i didn’t catch the metaphors at first, but after reading these comments it made me kinda sad to see what he really meant
Michael Tate
its crazy how this is literally a perfect copy of a kanye show lol. he did such a good job not only delivering original content but also perfectly parodying/imitating that thing kanye does at all his shows lol
When he exerts a passionate scream. Kills me.
Sena is bird god
Woah I just had a wave of realization So with all the stuff he says about how he can't fit things in things like his hand in a Pringles can or ingredients in a burrito is relating to how you can't fit all of your emotions into your bottle without struggling He can't handle the stress of making people laugh and dealing with his own problems
Jørgen Meian
"they don’t even know the half of this right now" makes me think of Aviccii’s death... rip
Lizzam Abdul Latiff
Songs/shows like this makes me hate people like you, Bo. It's layered, wrapping serious issues between jokes and music. Making us audiences laughing and feeling sorry and sad and confused at the same time. It's no secret you're a genius at making something like this. It's in What, it's in Words Words Words, it's probably in many others out there or to come. it's probably your secret sauce to famedom, like CK's self-depreciating-I'm-a-sorry-older-man kinda secret sauce. But what makes me hate it is how sincere it sounds. How it sounds more like a cry for help than a party trick. How it reminds me of the geniuses that made me happily crying watching them showing off their geniuses in concerts, movies and stand up shows, and where it took them, like Robin Williams and Chester Bennington. And I also hate the fact that I loved this so much I ended up repeat-viewing it almost every day. I hate that if something were to happen, I would feel guilty for being part of the cause. I wish you a long and full life.
Scout 9301
Bo Burnham is the most underrated/under appreciated comedian of all time
Megan Vinson
How does guy simultaneously make me laugh and cry
Brice Latimer
The second part of the song sounded like we was being really honest
Ai Leen
When I was 8 I was able to fit my hand into a Pringles can. The good old days.
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Bo had the power to make you laugh and cry in the same 3 minutes.
Michael Todd
"But I'll blow ny dad before I eat a burrito with a fork."
Only Bo could take Aututune and create something truly artistic with it!
Pancake King Axel
I really love how genuine you are when you say "i hope you're happy" it sells the entire show
Dr. Doofenward
A++ job to the people who ran the lighting for this show because daaaaammnnn is the lighting beautiful But A++++ job to Bo because he managed to make a song that can make people burst out laughing and burst out crying. A song that can make you so happy, yet so sad. A song that has a Pringles joke and yet still manages to be upsetting. And most importantly, a song that makes you appreciate just how great Bo is as a performer and a person, he gets really sad and anxious and yet he still gets on stage and performs for his fans. Thank you Bo You tall beautiful man
No Body
i over-analyze this shit out of this song tbh
Josh Korte
The Pringle can part is a metaphor for society’s strict standards for people and that the majority of us don’t fit into. And the Chipotle part is a metaphor for not knowing the effects of what you choose until after you see the consequences.
Hitey Whart
I want him to make another show so much, but I honestly don't think it's possible to follow this incredible performance
Karyn Burns
This is absolutely incredible. Crying and laughing and feeling so incredibly amazed by this human.
I love his last line. "I hope you're happy." It's almost like there's an implied "because I'm not" that goes subconsciously after it. Great commentary on the nature of creator v. audience.
The cinematography in this is absolutely amazing.
Hallie Galloway
Elsie Fisher can fit her hands in a pringle can..! He got what he wanted! He’s basically her dad now.
Really puts comedians like Kevin Hart into perspective you know
Leo _The_Deer
"Gosh, I got emotional about a auto-tuned song that 70% about it is Pringles cans and mess burritos" _"yeah, but 30% of it is sad"_ *_(and 100% of it is true)_*
This might be the stairway to heaven of comedy
This is honestly one of my favorite songs ever and I can’t quite pinpoint why but I feel most people here are in the same boat
Long Wu
I see a lot of comments saying how the pringle can and burrito is a methaphor, but i think they are missing the point or over analyzing. In my opinion, this is a brilliantly structured act. All the jokes in front was to build up to the moment when he said "I pretend my biggest problem is pringle cans" and it was mocking how ungrateful people are and complain about trivial things and get offended by it. But at the same time(including himself), hide away what really bother them. Our need for love, purpose, approval, and our insecurities, sadness, loneliness.(For him, and maybe most artists: his position as an artist and his relationship with his audiences) For me after all his videos, he isn't a comedian, he is the most entertaining philosopher.
Thomas M Charles
Is it weird I got emotional watching this?
Louis Russell
I was eating pringles and this came on
Anna Woods
Why am I crying
Bo Burnham IS the new standard by which entertainers, both young and old, new or experienced, should be judged! He WILL be one of THE most famous people in history by the time he's done with this wild ride we call life! He's well on his way of doing just that!
I feel like this performance summarizes his whole commedy style, in which he sometimes makes superficial jokes but with an important critic about different ways modern society works, underneath. From what i understood, the song’s final purpose is to mock and criticize how famous personas talk about topics that are pretty trivial or have been talked over and over. When they express a popular opinion or rant about something meaningless, their crowd will take it as if it was the most philosophical statement anyone has ever expressed over the topic; but when a “normal” (or rather, not famous) person tries to express any of their opinions (no matter small or huge), without all of the autotune and lighting effects, it comes off as trivial and sometimes, even presumptuous. Bo represents all of this by talking with a serious voice and fancy production about simple stuff, like burritos and pringle cans, which are a first world country issue. He also mentions in only one line, his insecurities involving his body and going to the gym, but it is quickly forgotten as he pulls another useless joke from his sleeve. *Side Note:* I’m 15 and not a native speaker, so take it easy on me please. Also, i previously commented this as a response to other user’s comment, but felt like i needed to post it here too :”)
Amber Dreyer
Literally grew up watching this guy... Thought a comedian my age was absolutely amazing... Hands down best performance that hits all the feels. 😭 So proud that he made a movie and I cannot wait to pay money to watch it!
4:56 same look Frodo gives Sam
Nikita Ferreira
W-WHAT?! IM NOT CRYING...Something just got in my eye....
if you feel me put your hands up - C'mon, If you feel me put your hands *uuUUUUUuup* Damn dude. I put my hands up. I was happy. 3 minutes later I cried.
izzy higgins
honestly i keep coming back to this i think half the views are mine
Grace Driver
great now im crying in the club
Bernard O'Hanlon
That part where he's describing the burrito ordering process reminds me of the piece in his previous show - ie. what. - where he played his right and left brain. It's as if he is his left brain - ie. the logical guy ordering a burrito - and his right brain is the one making it, that is, the part of him that was supposed to be in touch with his emotions and realise how much he could handle. So when he's telling the burrito maker that he should have warned him he's telling his right brain that it should have done better to realise how much he could handle emotionally. Just something I noticed. Might not be true. But the way he actually physically turns from left to right at that part is pretty compelling.
Josiah Krafft
He’s what you could call a hero he sacrificed everything inside him so he could help you
michael eli
So I went on NETFLIX right after this to see what this show is all about. I'm 12 minutes in and had to come back to say, WTF, this guy's a a comedic genius! Edit: What a trip, thanks Bo Edit #2: Would love to hear what Ray Romano thinks of this
I dont even know what made me click this , I dont know him or have ever heard about this guy. That said this is pretty dang interesting 🤦🏿‍♂️
IM IM Mrs.Burnham.
Bo, please come back we all love you, i understand its not your fault, you have anxiety witch leads to panic attacks on stage and not really your best work, but its barely noticeable, we come or watch your shows to laugh at your hilarious jokes or cry to your #deep words. We dont care if you forget lyrics to a song, or miss a key, stumble on words, breathe heavily, its still funny. I understand that it effects you more, but what im trying to say is you are so talented and funny and you deserve way more. We love you Bo, please come back. You probably arnt going to see this but if you do, hopefully this helped you slightly. I love you bo, we love you, please start making more shows, you are so talented❤ oh ya and eighth grade, best movie ever, we love you bo
Hallie Galloway
this breaks my heart. but i need it. it’s honest. and i need to hear it. part of him fears us, part of him needs us, part of him hates us and part of him loves us. he wants us to be happy, something he can’t give himself. but he also wants to us to be happy, even though he.. is not. god this show is so important. funny, endearing, honest, introspective.. especially how he paces and orders the jokes. steadily getting darker - steadily opening up. “a steadily declining mental health..” god, how it’s just what it needs to be. and it’s what i needed right now. followed up by the ending song.. it’s just bloody perfect.
Can't stop watching this. So good Bo!! 😂😂
This makes me really emotional and obviously I wouldn’t understand what he’s going through but I’m just generally unhappy and for some reason this song about some random comedian feels very close to home for somebody nowhere near being in his shoes
“I hope you’re happy” Thanks Bo, I hope the same for you one day
Wade Stubanas
Whatever number the view counter says is not enough.
tR NerdStain
He changed his profile picture (This probably dosent mean anything)
egg boi
When one of an artist's saddest songs is autotuned and 65% about Pringles and Chipotle.
Noah Hostetler
I'm not claiming to understand how he feels, especially at the end, but you can truly see his expression at the end before he drops the mic, and walks away. Just makes me wonder how he's doing after the show ends... Love (the idea of) you Bo, you're a gift to this world, that we never deserved.
Love the Runaway outro strings that come in midway through
Cam Crosland
Doug Lee
Truly this guy is so talented, since his start he has been a genius. Will go down as one of the greatest of all time.
The "I hope you're happy" at the end. I felt that.
Furious Client
While it's sad he quit I'm glad he told people he can't handle the fame instead of bottling it up and eventually ruining or ending his life
Paul Marchano
I know he don't want me to cry, but I do.