Without a doubt, one of the most talked about comedy specials of 2021 is Bo Burnham’s Inside. Cinematic and timely, it’s without a doubt one of the best comedy specials to be made during the pandemic and further proof that great artists can figure out how to make powerful, moving works of art despite the constraints of a worldwide pandemic.
Originally, Netflix was planning an exclusive one night only screening of Inside, but demand for seeing one of the most epic looking specials (despite it being almost entirely shot in one room) on the big screen has prompted the streaming giant to make it into a whole run for next weekend Jul. 22nd-25th at hundreds of theaters across North America.
It’s very rare for comedy specials to ever find their way into theaters and, as far as we can even remember, the last few specials to even make an attempt at a theatrical run over the last few years might all be just from Kevin Hart.
In any case, this is a great excuse to go watch Bo Burnham’s Inside yet again.