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Bo Burnham

Name in Native Language: "Robert Pickering Burnham" (English/EN)
Actor / Screenwriter / Singer-songwriter / Comedian / YouTuber / Poet / Film Director / Film Producer / Pianist / Television Producer / Composer / Musician | * 08/21/1990 (33) | Hamilton, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
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Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American stand-up comedian, musician, YouTuber, actor, and filmmaker. Burnham's work combines elements of filmmaking with music, sketch, and stand-up comedy, often with a dramatic or tragic twist, left open to his fans for interpretation. In 2006, Burnham created a YouTube channel, where he uploaded videos of him playing comedic songs that he created on his own, often featuring wordplay and taboo or dark subject matter. Despite only being in his late teens, his music videos quickly went viral, making him one of the earliest YouTube stars. He began creating albums featuring his songs, such as Bo fo Sho (2008) or the titular album Bo Burnham (2009). As time went on, Burnham switched his focus from YouTube to performing stand-up comedy routines, which combined his comedy songs with regular stand-up. He released three comedy specials, Words Words Words (2010), what. (2013), and Make Happy (2016). He also worked on the music and script for a scrapped comedy film, and created and starred in the MTV mockumentary series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013) along with publishing the poetry book Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas ... ()
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Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, actor, film director, screenwriter, and poet. He began his career on YouTube in March 2006, with his videos gaining more than 300 million views as of March 2021.Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. At the age of 18, he became the youngest person to record a half-hour comedy special with Comedy Central. In 2010, his second album, Words Words Words, was released along with his first live comedy special of the same name on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. He finished in first place at the 2011 Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. His third stand-up comedy special, Make Happy, was released exclusively on Netflix in 2016. His fourth comedy special, Bo Burnham: Inside, premiered on Netflix in 2021.In 2013, Burnham co-created and starred in the MTV television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and released a book of poetry called Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone. His first feature film as a writer and director, Eighth Grade, was released in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim; among other accolades, it received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film. In 2020, Burnham starred as Ryan Cooper in the film Promising Young Woman.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Talk-Shows

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Awards & Nominations for Bo Burnham

Emmy Awards Directors Guild of America Awards Writers Guild of America Awards Independent Spirit Awards
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Movies with Bo Burnham as Actor(14)

as himself2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
as CJ2017 The Big Sick
as Tobey2017 Rough Night
as himself2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy
as himself2013 Bo Burnham: What.
as Bartender2011 Hall Pass
as Rudy2009 American Virgin
as Yo Teach Cast Member2009 Funny People
as himself2008 YouTube Live

TV Shows/Series with Bo Burnham as Actor(10)

as Andy Bangs / Additional Voices (voice)2015 We Bare Bears
as himself2010 Conan
as Bo2009 Yo Teach...!
as Chipp McCapp2009 Parks and Recreation

Movies with Bo Burnham as Crew(40)

Production/Producer2023 Gay Kid and Fat Chick
Writing/Writer2023 Gay Kid and Fat Chick
Crew/Thanks2023 Beau Is Afraid
Sound/Music2023 Sesame Street
Directing/Director2022 Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Editing/Editor2022 Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Production/Executive Producer2022 Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Directing/Director2022 Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind
Production/Executive Producer2022 Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind
Camera/Director of Photography2022 Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
Directing/Director2022 Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
Production/Producer2022 Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
Sound/Original Music Composer2022 Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
Sound/Sound Editor2022 Bo Burnham: The Inside Outtakes
Camera/Director of Photography2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Directing/Director2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Editing/Editor2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Production/Producer2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Sound/Original Music Composer2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Sound/Sound Editor2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Writing/Writer2021 Bo Burnham: Inside
Production/Executive Producer2020 Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One
Production/Executive Producer2019 Home Videos
Production/Executive Producer2019 Sermon on the Mount
Production/Executive Producer2019 Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw
Directing/Director2018 Chris Rock: Tamborine
Directing/Director2018 Eighth Grade
Writing/Screenplay2018 Eighth Grade
Directing/Director2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8
Production/Executive Producer2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8
Directing/Director2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy
Sound/Music2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy
Writing/Writer2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy
Directing/Director2013 Bo Burnham: What.
Production/Executive Producer2013 Bo Burnham: What.
Writing/Writer2013 Bo Burnham: What.
Production/Executive Producer2010 Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words

TV Shows/Series with Bo Burnham as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Creator/Creator2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Writing/Writer1998 Comedy Central Presents

Additional Information

Born: Tuesday, 08/21 1990 (August) in Hamilton, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 33 years + 186 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: St. John's Preparatory School, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Member of: Writers Guild of America, East
Record Label: Comedy Central Records
Influenced by/Role models: Adam Sandler, George Carlin, The Jerky Boys, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, "Weird Al" Yankovic
Other names for Bo Burnham (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert "Bo" Burnham"
"Robert Burnham"
"Robert Pickering Burnham"
"博伯哈"
Bo Burnham frequently works together with these people:
Jerrod Carmichael (17x, Actor)
Christopher Storer (13x, Crew)
Judd Apatow (10x, Crew)
Joe Mande (8x, Actor)
Patton Oswalt (7x, Actor)
Keith Ferguson (7x, Actor)
Bert Youn (7x, Crew)
Andrew Wehde (7x, Crew)
Amy Poehler (6x, Actress)
Adam Scott (6x, Actor)
Nick Offerman (6x, Actor)
Alan Yang (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307584, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 02/16/2024