UPDATED: Netflix’s musical comedy special Bo Burnham: Inside is extending a theatrical run planned for next week by an additional three days, pushing it into more than 400 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
The news comes amid higher demand for tickets for what had been planned as a one-night theatrical stand July 22. It also comes after the special scored six Primetime Emmy nominations earlier this week including for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded), writing, directing and music.
Netflix and Iconic Events Releasing said Thursday they are now adding July 23-25 to the run, taking Inside through the weekend box office frame. It marks the first time Netflix has ever presented on of its comedy special in theaters.
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Burnham tweeted about the expanded gameplan today.
in a week, inside will be in theaters nationwide (and canada). should be fun. if you couldn’t get tickets before, we’ve added many more theaters and screenings. https://t.co/YankW6ZJN9
— Bo Burnham (@boburnham) July 15, 2021
PREVIOUSLY, July 10 AM: Comedian Bo Burnham is taking over theaters for a one-night-only stand, bringing his unique insights to the masses in conjunction with Netflix and Iconic Events.
The musical comedy special Bo Burnham: Inside will bow nationwide on July 22.
The young comic, whom some compare to comedy legend Tom Lehrer, has had an eclectic and impressive career. His Netflix debut Bo Burnham: Inside launched May 30, and its accompanying album, Bo Burnham: Inside (The Songs), was released on June 9. After just one day of availability, the soundtrack album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart. On June 26, it was No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums.
Burnham has also released Words, Words, Words on Comedy Central, and the specials What and Make Happy on Netflix. He starred in the MTV show Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, portraying a kid who pursues fame instead of going to college in a life-imitates-art depiction. The film won an Independent Spirit Award for Breakthrough Actor, a Critics Choice Award for Best Young Performer, and a WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay.
He is also a published poet.