Oh, Bo. Play that oboe!

I can’t get Bo Burnham’s new song out of my head. It is just so darned CATCHY.

Bo is 20 years old. At this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival (aka the BIGGEST festival of its kind IN THE WORLD) his show ‘Words Words Words’  was so good that the festival jury didn’t give him the Best Newcomer Award. They didn’t give him the Main Prize (which went to Russell Kane). They gave him a Panel Prize, which basically meant that they thought he deserved AN award, just not the ones that really mean anything. Their reasoning: he’s so young that this can’t possibly be the best show he’ll produce. Thus no Main Prize for him. Confusing? Yeah. But I wasn’t at Edinburgh Fest, so maybe they made the right call. *Shrug*

Here‘s an aggregate of his rave reviews.


About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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3 Responses to Oh, Bo. Play that oboe!

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  2. Erin says:

    ❤ always playing this on my oboe!!!

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