• Bo Burnham is an American comedian, singer, musician, rapper, actor, poet, director and screenwriter.
• He is best known for initially finding popularity through the video sharing website YouTube.
• His net worth is over $600,000, mostly earned through success in his comedy ventures.
• Bo has made various comedy albums along with comedy specials coordinated with Comedy Central and Netflix.
• He has dropped out of studying Experimental Theatre to focus fully on his career in comedy.



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3.5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1990
MarkIronic lyrics revolving around subjects such as rape, sex, gay jokes, etc
FactAs of 27 March 2009, at only 18-years-of-age, Bo is the youngest comedian to ever perform on Comedy Central Presents (1998).



Who is Bo Burnham?

Robert Pickering Burnham was born on 21 August 1990, in Hamilton, Massachusetts USA, and is a comedian, singer, musician, rapper, actor, poet, director and screenwriter, but perhaps best known for initially finding popularity through the video sharing website YouTube. Since then, he’s been a part of numerous projects by Comedy Central and Netflix.

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The Net Worth of Bo Burnham

How rich is Bo Burnham? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $600,000, mostly earned through success in his comedy ventures. He’s released various comedy albums along with comedy specials coordinated with Comedy Central. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Bo was born the youngest of three children – his father is a construction company owner, while his mother is a nurse. He attended St. John’s Preparatory School. and was very involved in theatre and campus ministry during his time there. He matriculated in 2008 as a part of the honor roll, and was admitted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts – he was set to study Experimental Theatre but decided to defer his admission for a year to pursue comedy.

He initially began his comedy career on YouTube, posting two songs on the website to share with his family. His video was quickly shared by others, and soon his online popularity grew significantly. He often posted videos playing the guitar or the keyboards, creating songs about various topics such as homosexuality, white supremacy, Hellen Keller’s disabilities and more. His performances tackled subjects such as sex, religion, race, gender, and sexuality, creating a more arrogant persona of himself along the way.

Comedy Breakthrough

Burnham would go on to record a performance for the Comedy Central event “The World Stands Up”, which led him to sign a four-record deal with Comedy Central Records. He released his first EP in 2008 – entitled “Bo Fo Sho” – before going on to release a full album entitled “Bo Burnham” the following year. Since then, he’s performed at various locations internationally, including at Cobb’s Comedy Club, Caroline’s Comedy Club, and locations in London as well as in Montreal. In 2010, he was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Controversy and Recent Work

Bo encountered some controversy when he performed at Westminster College, in which 15 students who were members of various organizations such as the Gay-Straight Alliance, International Club, and Black Students Association protested at his controversial comments. Bo went on to make a statement later that it was meant to be irony, because gay bashers were those who labeled him in high school. He then went on to defend his songs, saying that he writes satire that is well intentioned, but those intentions have to be hidden or else it is not comedy. The college later admitted that they were ignorant of Bo’s material, but the dean of the school praised the opportunity for discourse aroused by the controversy.

Bo would then make his first one hour stand-up special entitled “Words Words Words” as a part of Comedy Central, performing at the House of Blues in Boston, part of a series of stand-up specials called “House of Comedy”. In 2013 he created his second special entitled “what”, which was released both on YouTube and Netflix. One of his latest specials was released in 2016, entitled “Make Happy” and produced by Netflix.

Film and Television Work

While performing at a festival, Burnham was approached by director Judd Apatow, and the two started working on a comedy film described as “anti-High School Musical” – he spent a lot of time writing the music and the script of the show, but it was effectively up in the air. In 2009, he appeared in the sitcom entitled “Yo Teach!”, in which he starred alongside Jason Schwartzman. He also made a cameo appearance in “Funny People” which stars Adam Sandler. Burnham also wrote and produced “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous” which went on to run for a season but was not picked up for a second one.

One of his most recent projects is his first feature film entitled “Eighth Grade”, which he wrote and directed. The Film was produced and distributed by A24, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Relationships and Personal Life

When asked, Bo has maintained that he is single, and actually shows few signs of any romantic interests. Due to his strong support of homosexuality in his shows, there are rumors circulating that he is gay, though it has never been confirmed. Bo has dropped out of studying Experimental Theatre, to focus fully on his career in comedy.

General Info

Full NameBo Burnham
Net Worth$3.5 million
Salary$3.5 million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1990
Height1.96 m
ProfessionYouTuber, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Author, Poet, Rapper, Actor
EducationSt. John's Preparatory School
NationalityAmerican

Family

ParentsPatricia Burnham, Scott Burnham
SiblingsPete Burnham, Samm Burnham

Accomplishments

NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Poetry
MoviesBo Burnham: Make Happy, Adventures in the Sin Bin, Hall Pass, American Virgin, Funny People, Bo Burnham: what., Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words
TV ShowsZach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Ironic lyrics revolving around subjects such as rape, sex, gay jokes, etc

Quotes

#Quote
1You deserve better than a shout-out from your idol.
2Quotes are for dumb people who can't think of something intelligent to say on their own.
3Most of my songs make fun of myself.
4I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don't have the nerve for it, I'm too anxious. I don't know how you're not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they're real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don't really know you, and that's true, but how can it not hurt your feelings?
5In high school, I worked eight hours a day just so I could get into the college of my dreams and say that I got in - and I never went.
6[when being called homophobic] It's so ironic because gay bashers were the ones labeling me in high school. I try and write satire that's well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can't be completely clear and that's what makes it comedy.

Facts

#Fact
1Ended his tour, Fake ID Tour. [October 2009]
2Was performing skits, or "Bo Shows," in his home by age three, and grew up listening to boomer-generation comedians like George Carlin and Richard Pryor.
3Has two siblings, Pete and Samm.
4As of 27 March 2009, at only 18-years-of-age, Bo is the youngest comedian to ever perform on Comedy Central Presents (1998).
5Attended St. John's Preparatory School, an all-boys Catholic school, located in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comrade Detective2017TV Series pre-productionSergiu
Rough Night2017Tobey
The Big Sick2017CJ
We Bare Bears2016TV SeriesAndy Bangs / Additional Voices
Key and Peele2015TV SeriesLau
Kroll Show2015TV SeriesDiz
Repeat Stuff2014Video shortBo
Watsky: Whoa Whoa Whoa2014Video shortArsonist
Parks and Recreation2014TV SeriesChipp McCapp
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous2013TV SeriesZach Stone
Adventures in the Sin Bin2012Tony
Hall Pass2011Bartender
American Virgin2009Rudy
Funny People2009Yo Teach Cast Member
Yo Teach...!2009TV Mini-SeriesBo

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Coolest Girl in the Worldpre-production
Bo Burnham: Make Happy2016TV Special documentary comedy
Bo Burnham: what.2013TV Special documentary
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be FamousTV Series creator - 12 episodes, 2013 written by - 3 episodes, 2013
Funny as Hell2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words2010TV Special documentary written by
Comedy Central Presents2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Repeat Stuff2014Video short performer: "Repeat Stuff" / writer: "Repeat Stuff"
Parks and Recreation2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bo Burnham: what.2013TV Special documentary performer: "Intro", "Sad", "Left Brain, Right Brain", "#Deep", "From God's Perspective", "Repeat Stuff", "We Think We Know You", "He Meant to Knock the Water Over" uncredited, "A World on Fire", "What Did I Do Last Night?" uncredited, "Walking Between The Microphones Is Really Awkward" uncredited, "It's Time For a Story" uncredited, "Creepy Old Man" uncredited / writer: "Intro", "Sad", "Left Brain, Right Brain", "#Deep", "From God's Perspective", "Repeat Stuff", "We Think
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words2010TV Special documentary performer: "What's Funny", "Men & Women", "Ironic", "Words, Words, Words", "Rant", "Art is Dead", "Oh, Bo", "I'm Bo Yo" / writer: "What's Funny", "Men & Women", "Ironic", "Words, Words, Words", "Rant", "Art is Dead", "Oh, Bo", "I'm Bo Yo"
Comedy Central PresentsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
YouTube Live2008TV Movie performer: "Welcome to YouTube" / writer: "Welcome to YouTube"

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Coolest Girl in the Worldpre-production
Jerrod Carmichael: 82017TV Special
Bo Burnham: Make Happy2016TV Special documentary
Bo Burnham: what.2013TV Special documentary

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jerrod Carmichael: 82017TV Special executive producer
Bo Burnham: what.2013TV Special documentary executive producer
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous2013TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words2010TV Special documentary executive producer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Scottish Play2018TV Series pre-production
Bo Burnham: Make Happy2016TV Special documentary
Repeat Stuff2014Video short

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry2016Documentary special thanks
The Meddler2015special thanks
The Jbaer Show2013TV Mini-Series grateful acknowledgment - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funny: The Documentary2017Documentary completedHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Comic Guest
Bo Burnham: Make Happy2016TV Special documentaryHimself
Baby Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs: All-Access2014TV SeriesHimself
The Pete Holmes Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Bo Burnham: what.2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHimself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza2011TV SeriesHimself
Funny as Hell2011TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Stand-Up Showdown2010TV SeriesHimself
CollegeHumor Originals2010TV SeriesHimself
Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Edinburgh 20102010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
The Soup2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Presents2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
CH Live: NYC2009TV Series shortHimself - Comedian
Comedy Songs: The Pop Years2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
YouTube Live2008TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Travel Bound2010TV SeriesGuy

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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