Bo Burnham is set to perform at The Wilbur Theatre onSaturday, February 5th 2011 at 7:00PM & 10:00PM.
A few years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today, Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with film roles, a full-length LP, an hour-long Comedy Central special and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly named Burnham one of the “12 Rising Stars of Comedy.” Last Year, Burnham released his first full length LP “Bo Burnham” which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was #2 on the Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week. Four days after his eighteenth birthday, Burnham became the youngest person to record a “Comedy Central Presents” special. He recently embarked on the Bo Burnham and (No) Friends Tour in October and is crisscrossing the nation over a span of three months. He also debuted his second Comedy Central special “Words, Words, Words,” on October 16th and released a companion CD/DVD on October 19th. MTV recently ordered a 30 minute scripted pilot from Burnham about a kid fresh out of high school who’s pursuing the American dream of being a celebrity without having any talent.
During the fall of his junior year in high school, Burnham started teaching himself how to play piano and guitar. Soon after, he wrote and composed autobiographical songs, such as “My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay,” as non-fictional jokes between him and his friends. In 2006, Burnham recorded two of his songs as videos, and posted them on YouTube. Since then, Bo’s videos have been seen well over 50 million times worldwide. The songs, recorded in Bo’s bedroom with a camera resting on a stack of books have been remixed, rated, and reviewed thousands of times. In 2008, Burnham signed a four-record deal with Comedy Central Records. He released his first digital-only EP “Bo Fo Sho” on iTunes in June. The album hit #1 on the iTunes comedy album chart and #6 on the overall iTunes album chart, alongside the likes of Coldplay.
With the growing internet buzz, Burnham was invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2008 where he met Judd Apatow. Apatow flipped for the, then 17-year-old, and shortly after Burnham signed a deal to write the script and songs for an “anti-high school musical” feature in which he would also star, with Apatow producing. Burnham has already started compiling film credits with roles in Apatow’s “Funny People,” and Rob Schneider’s “Virgin on Bourbon Street.” He also has wrapped production on the coming of age comedy feature “Sin Bin.”
Burnham currently resides in Massachusetts.
The Wilbur presents Bo Burnham
Saturday, February 5th 2011 at 7:00pm & 10:00pm
Wilbur Theatre is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s historic Theatre District
Tickets: $22.50 & 27.50
To purchase tickets log on to thewilbur.com
or call Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000
For more information on Bo Burnham visit http://www.boburnham.com/