Ever since his first temper tantrum, Bo Burnham knew he wanted to perform. After an awkward "athletic" phase, he started dedicating his time to school theatre. ...
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Ever since his first temper tantrum, Bo Burnham knew he wanted to perform. After an awkward "athletic" phase, he started dedicating his time to school theatre.
He continued to nurture his love for performance, receiving rave reviews from countless relatives.
Bo chose to attend an all-boys Catholic high school, thus giving his nickname "theatre queer" some additional validity.
During the autumn of his junior year in high school, Bo started teaching himself how to play piano and guitar and soon after, he was busy writing and composing autobiographical songs, such as 'My Whole Family Thinks I'm Gay', as non-fictional jokes between him and his friends.
On December 28th 2006, Bo recorded two of his songs as videos, and posted them on YouTube.
Eight months and seven songs later, Bo's videos have been seen over 10 million times worldwide, generating literally hundreds of thousands of laughs.
The songs, recorded in Bo's bedroom with a camera resting on a stack of books (couldn't afford a stand), have been remixed, rated and reviewed thousands of times.
Now amongst such an elites as 'The Chocolate Rain guy' and Chris Crocker, Bo hopes to capitalise on his "success" and share his stories with the world.
Bo Burnham's first CD/DVD was released through Comedy Central Records in the U.S. and rocketed to #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart after hitting #2 in Comedy Central's Stand-Up Showdown.
He was also featured in his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents and, at 18, became the youngest person to record such a special.
Entertainment Weekly recently named Bo one of the ‘12 Rising Stars of Comedy’ and at just 20-years-old Bo, was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award at the 2010 Fringe for his show Words, Words, Words.
Unfortunately he lost out to Russell ‘third-time-lucky’ Kane, but was awarded with The Panel prize, which is awarded to the show which best encapsulates the spirit of the Fringe.
He was also named the ‘act most likely to win a million quid’ at the Malcolm Hardee Awards.
Keep a close eye on Bo because he’ll be earning it sooner rather than later!