The young comedian, talented singer and song-writer and internet celebrity, Bo Burnham has been mesmerizing audiences with his comedy shows and songs he writes and performs himself. Being the youngest person to record a comedy central special show, he performs regularly at colleges, clubs, renowned festivals, sold-out theatres and is well-received everywhere by people of every age. He is an emerging comedy star of his generation who certainly knows how to spread laughter and cheer others. Buy Bo Burnham tickets and see what this talented young comedian has to offer to his audiences and fans.
The songwriter, singer, actor, comedian and musician, Robert Bo Burnham was born in 1990. He graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in 2008 and was accepted to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He deferred his enrolment for a year in pursuit of his dream and focused on his media career. Since his childhood, he was a keen performer, participating in school theatre’s programs and receiving rave reviews from audiences. He learned to play piano and guitar and soon started writing and composing funny songs for his friends like My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay.
Burnham began his musical comedy career in 2006. What began with two songs My Whole Family
and My Little Secret
, he wrote himself and posted on YouTube for his older brother to enjoy them, quickly became an overnight sensation drawing huge traffic to these videos. He continued to release more songs and videos online playing electric piano or guitar. His videos were self-recorded in his home with his camera placed on a stack of books and included songs about white supremacy, homosexuality, Helen Keller’s disabilities and several others. With his songs and videos online, his fame and recognition grew quickly and after just seven songs and eight months, his videos got more than 10 million views worldwide generating hundreds and thousands of laughs.
In January 2008, Burnham recorded his performance for The World Stands Up
by Comedy Central. He released his first extended play titled Bo Fo Sho
in June 2008 which featured six songs. He released his self-titled album with Comedy Central Records in 2009. The album was well-received and it instantly reached number 1 on Billboard Comedy charts and number 2 in Comedy’s Central Stand-Up Slowdown.
In May 2009, he starred in NBC Sitcom Yo Teach!
opposite Jazon Schwartzman. In 2010, he recorded his first one-hour stand-up special titled as Words Words
for Comedy Central becoming the youngest person to record his own show.
Burnham tackles subjects like race, human sexuality, gender, sex in his performances and his light-hearted comedy and innovative and funny jokes cheer everyone. Besides winning audiences’ hearts with each of his performances, he has received critical acclaim from critics and several awards and nominations. In 2010, he was nominated for main Edinburgh Comedy Award, the world’s most prestigious comedy prize, at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He won both Malcolm Hardee ‘Act Most Likely to Make a Million Quid’ Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ panel prize. Joseph P. Kahn from The Boston Globe described his videos as "wholesome and disturbing, intimate in a folksy-creepy sort of way" while Entertainment Weekly included him in the list of "12 Rising Stars of Comedy".
Burnham tours extensively performing his stand-up comedy shows and songs and has garnered a huge fan following. He has appeared on Cobb’s Comedy Club, Caroline’s Comedy Club and has given performances in Montreal and London. With his new and distinctive songs and innovative shows, Bo Burnham is again headed on tour. Don’t miss out a chance to watch, listen and experience this comedy genius. Buy Bo Burnham tickets
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