|August 21, 1990
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|Comedian, Musician, Singer, Filmmaker, Actor
Robert Pickering Burnham also known as “Bo Burnham” is an American comedian, filmmaker, singer, musician, and actor. Bo Burnham’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 Million. He started his career on Youtube by uploading two songs on the platform in order to share them with his family in 2016.
Burnham got popular so quickly on youtube and other sites, he was the first 18 years old to sign a four-year deal with Comedy Central Records in 2008 and the first person to record a half-hour comedy special with Comedy Central.
Burnham’s collaboration with Comedy Central Records started by releasing many albums like: ‘Bo Burnham’, ‘Words Words Words’, ‘what.’, and many stand-ups and specials. He also released a book of poetry called “Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone”.
Burnham also collaborates with Netflix and HBO for exclusive content. In 2018 he made a feature film as a writer and director, ‘Eighth Grade’, and starred in 2020 as Ryan Cooper in the Oscar-winning film “Promising Young Woman”.
Burnham was born in Hamilton, Massachusetts, on August 21, 1990. He is the youngest of three children, his father Scott Burnham is an owner of a construction company, and his mother Patricia is a hospice nurse. Burnham had a noticeable interest in theatre from a young age, he was performing skits in front of his parents at home.
In 2008 Burnham graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he was on the honor roll and involved in theatre and the campus ministry program. He was accepted in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study experimental theatre, but instead, he deferred his admission for a year to pursue his dream career to become a comedian
Burnham started his career at a young age, in 2006 he uploaded two videos where he signed and shared them with his family, he quickly became so popular because of Break.com an old website that was for entertainment and humor.
Burnham continued his career by uploading videos with his guitar and digital piano, making musical comedy and songs. Burnham’s audience grew and he was described as “simultaneously wholesome and disturbing, intimate in a folksy-creepy sort of way” by The Boston Globe, an American daily newspaper.
Burnham released songs about white supremacy, Helen Keller’s disabilities, homosexuality, and more, from the comfort of his home, he was the recorder, the filmmaker, and everything. Burnham had an intentional “do-it-yourself feel, almost like voyeurism”.
Burnham focuses on subjects as sex, class, gender, race, human, religion, and sexuality in his music, stand-ups, and performances because this type of subject attracts the most attention. Speaking with The Detroit News about his rapping, he said that when he is on-stage his persona is a little bit more arrogant, and he expressed his intent to honor and respect the perspective and culture of hip-hop music.
In 2008 Burnham became the youngest person to perform in London for Comedy Central’s “The World Stands Up”, he was only 17 years old back then. Later that year he signed a four-record deal with Comedy Central Records after this contract, Bo Burnham’s net worth started increasing.
After this collaboration, he released his first EP, the six-song Bo fo Sho, as an online release-only album; a few months later he released his self-titled album “Bo Burnham”. In 2009 a Viral marketing campaign began appearing for Funny People, in which Burnham starred in an NBC sitcom called Yo Teach!
In Montreal later that year “Just for Laughs” festival Burnham met with director and producer Judd Apatow, and negotiated with Universal Pictures to write and create the music for an Apatow-produced comedy film which he described as the “anti-High School Musical”.
In march 2019 Burnham said to “Boston’s Weekly Dig” a free alternative newspaper in Boston, that he was working hard and spending eight hours a day writing the music for the film and spending his evenings writing the script. During an interview with MTV later that year Burnham admitted that he did not know anything about the future of the project.
After the success of his performance in his album “Words, Words, Words”, Burnham was nominated for “Best Comedy Show” at the 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Awards, he took the “Panel Prize”, a £5,000 prize for “the show or act who has most captured the comedy spirit of the 2010 Fringe”. At this point, Bo Burnham’s net worth starts growing.
In that year Burnham performed his music in the US including Cobb’s Comedy Club, YouTube Live in San Francisco, and Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York City. He also performed internationally in London, UK, and Montreal, Canada.
In 2010 Burnham taped his first one-hour stand-up special, entitled “Words Words Words”, for Comedy Central from the House of Blues in Boston as part of the network’s new “House of Comedy” series of stand-up specials. Then he released his second special, titled “what”, on Netflix and Youtube. His third special, ‘make happy’, was produced by Netflix.
Later that year he executive-produced, and starred in “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”, the series was not picked up for a second season and officially ended in 2013. And In 2013 Burnham won first place at the 2011 Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown.
In 2018 “Eighth Grade” was the first film that Burnham wrote and directed, which was produced and distributed by A24 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was successful and has been universally acclaimed; 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. The Film gained a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 316 ratings and holds an average rating of 89 out of 100 on Metacritic.
Burnham was the director of two comedy specials, “Jerrod Carmichael: 8” in 2017 for HBO and “Chris Rock: Tamborine” in 2018 for Netflix. This year Burnham‘s net worth say a dramatic increase, and when he got interviewed by Vulture the American biweekly magazine, he said “I approached the special, which was me taking stock of the feelings that I get out of watching this person perform and asking, “How can I recreate that for the audience as best as possible? How can I make a good container for the thing?” But the thing is being provided by them, so a lot of directing is just getting out of their way.”
In 2019 Burnham contributed the songs to the upcoming theatrical Sesame Street film, starring Anne Hathaway. The next year he appeared alongside Carey Mulligan in Emerald Fennell’s black comedy revenge thriller Promising Young Woman. Burnham played the leading role as Ryan Cooper, a pediatric surgeon and love interest for Cassie (Mulligan). The film got a nomination for the “Academy Award for Best Picture”, and debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received awards buzz and critical acclaim.
Burnham said in an interview “This is a story I could never tell. This is a perspective I don’t have. After doing my things, it’s like I like the idea of, I just want to serve someone else’s vision”. In 2021 he was cast as Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird in an untitled Los Angeles Lakers project from HBO. but he didn’t continue the project because of some scheduling conflicts.
Burnham announced on social media in 2021 that he will release a new comedy special called “Inside” which he filmed completely alone in a room of his house without a crew or audience during the “quarantine”. This also reminds him of the old days.
The special did well and was nominated in six categories for the 73rd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, winning three for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. And Three songs from the album (“Bezos I”, “All Eyes on Me”, and “Welcome to the Internet”) earned him his first charting songs on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 and Global 200 charts.
Burnham career wasn’t just fun and success, because of tackling sex and homosexual subject, one day he got protested (members of the campus’ Gay-Straight Alliance, Black Students Association, International Club, and Cultural Diversity Organization) protested his concert due to his use of homophobic and racist terms in performances.
Bo Burnham Insulted Justin Bieber
In a Show with Conan O’Brien net worth, Burnham said that he didn’t know that neither Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber wore at his show one day, and he continue by saying that songs Bieber and other pop stars are making girls feel so good about themselves, but on the other side these stars are on magazines that tell girls they should be skinny and change many parts of their body and that make girls feel terrible about themselves.
Bo Burnham Girlfriend
Bo Burnham is in a romantic relationship with Lorene Scafaria who is a screenwriter, playwright, actress, singer, and film director by profession. They started dating each other in 2013. The couple now lives in Los Angeles, United States.
Bo Burnham Funny Moment
Bo Burnham has a funny personality; he often makes the audience laugh at any interview or show.
Bo Burnham On Anxiety
Bo Burnham on H3 Podcast spoke about his experience with anxiety and panic attacks, he said that he was suffering from anxiety from high school, every day he was feeling that something is wrong. When Burnham was 23 years old his first panic attack on stage but he pushed through it to continue his show.
Political Correctness In Comedy
In an interview with “CBS This Morning: Saturday” Burnham explains why he’s not pressured by political correctness and how he sees it as an “overcorrection for a serious problem.” Burnham said that political Correctness with young people is an overcorrection for serious problems like bigotry and racism.
FAQ About Bo Burnham
Bo Burnham’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million
- You got to take a deep breath and give up. The system is rigged against you.
- Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.
- Uncharted territory is a good place to be in.
- I’m grateful for every stupid mistake and dumb joke I tried to make.
- There’s tons of dudes – like David O’Doherty, Tim Key, and Alex Horne – I made a lot of friends with people who are really incredible comics.
- I have a show on MTV called ‘Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.’ I think that’s a secret to a vast majority of America.
- Your hard work and talent will not pay off.
- I don’t mind having 16-year-old fans, but I hate just having 16-year-old fans. I want more diversity.
- Being famous is complete luck, and that’s something you can’t bank on.
- I like to call everyone that I find slightly annoying a ‘sociopath.’
- I fully embrace myself as a hypocrite.
- Please don’t stick with me if I start sucking.
- I really like The Beatles.
Bo Burnham is a successful American comedian, filmmaker, singer, musician, and actor, he started his career at the age of 16 when he uploaded his first to Youtube to share it with his family. The video took off and quickly became so popular.
Bo Burnham because the first 18 years old signed a four-year deal with Comedy Central Records in 2008. Bo Burnham’s net worth started increasing by the years after his many achievements, he released many albums, specials, stand-ups, and movies. Burnham collaborated with well-known entertainment television companies like Netflix and HBO.
Bo Burnham is in a romantic relationship with Lorene Scafaria who is a screenwriter, playwright, actress, singer, and film director by profession. As of 2023, Bo Burnham’s net worth is around $4 million.