Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today, Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP and a Comedy Central special. His pilot, ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS, co-written with Dan Lagana, has been picked up by MTV to series with an anticipated Fall 2012 air date. The single camera comedy, starring Bo, follows a kid fresh out of high-school who hires a camera crew to film him in the hopes of becoming famous.
With roles in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," Rob Schneider's "Virgin on Bourbon Street," and most recently, Federighi's coming-of-age comedy "Sin Bin," Burnham already has several film credits to his name. We are currently developing a comedy feature with the Gotham Group for Bo to star in and produce, entitled "Unique Visitor," also co-written with Dan Lagana. Prior to that, Bo sold a feature to Apatow and Universal Pictures.
Bo performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest to sellout audiences, winning the Spirit of the Fringe Award-- a huge accomplishment. In addition, he was the youngest performer ever nominated for the best show award in the festival's 30 year history and received five 5 star reviews for his show. With all the acclaim Bo receives, we have expanded his international reach to the UK, other European countries and Australia.
Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the "12 Rising Stars of Comedy." He released his first full length LP, "Bo Burnham," in 2009, topping Billboard's New Artist chart and reaching #1 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, and 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.