Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham

Date of birth: 21-08-1990
In 2006, when he was just 16, Bo Burnham started writing comic songs about teenage angst and posting them on YouTube, attracting millions of views. He then started playing live and in August 2008, four days after his 18th birthday, he became the youngest person to record a Comedy Central special. He released his first CD in March 2009. Nominated for best music or variety act in the 2014 Chortle Awards.
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Bo Burnham wins film award

...but does movie mark the end of his stand-up career?

Bo Burnham's debut film has been voted the most popular at this weekend's Sundance London festival.

Eighth Grade is about an insecure 13-year old girl, played by Elsie Fisher, who find it easier to express herself via social media vlogging than talking to people in real life.

Burnham – who himself became famous through YouTube videos – says he feels more comfortable as a director than a stand-up.

In an interview to promote the screening at Picturehouse Central he explained: 'I had the first panic attack of my life on stage in front of 800 people in Edinburgh. I haven't done stand-up in two years since.

'I always felt like an introvert who had a real passion to express myself, and that was the danger. Part of what I loved to do required me to do something very scary.'

Burnham, who also wrote the film was at the festival, which presented 12 films from the main Sundance Festival in Utah, and picked up his Audience Award fin person.

Here's the trailer for Eighth Grade, which does not yet have a full UK release date:

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Published: 4 Jun 2018

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words


Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Bo Burnham: What


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