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      Bo Burnham

      Bo Burnham

      Highest Rated: 100% Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 45% Rough Night (2017)

      Birthday: Aug 21, 1990

      Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

      Comedian Bo Burnham's uproarious - and sometimes uncomfortable - comedy songs made him a YouTube sensation while still in his teens, but unlike many of his social media peers, he parlayed the success into a critically acclaimed stand-up comedy career and a well-regarded debut as writer-director on the independent comedy-drama "Eighth Grade" (2018). Born Robert Pickering Burnham on August 21, 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, he was the youngest of three children by construction company owner Scott Burnham and his wife, Patricia, who worked as a nurse. While a student at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Masssachusetts, the teenaged Burnham began writing and performing satirical songs, including "My Whole Family (Thinks I'm Gay)" and "Klan Kookout." Though the topics were decidedly - and deliberately - outrageous and politically incorrect, Burnham's faux-wholesome delivery and button-down appearance, as well as the choice of his own bedroom and family as backdrop, did much to defang the potentially offensive nature of the material. He began posting the songs to YouTube and other social media sites in 2006, where they garnered millions of hits. Their popularity led to a contract with Comedy Central, which yielded his television debut at 18 on a segment of the 2008 special "The World Stands Up" and his self-titled debut comedy album in 2009. Writer-director Judd Apatow soon tapped him to collaborate on a parody of the popular "High School Musical" franchise (Disney Channel, 2004-07), and while the project did not come to fruition, Burhnam made his feature film debut with a cameo in Apatow's "Funny People" (2009). After recording his first one-hour comedy special, "Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words" (Comedy Central, 2010), Burnham began work on developing a comedy series, "Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous" (MTV, 2013); the comedy, about a naïve teenager who sets out to become a celebrity despite his lack of discernable talent, debuted on MTV in 2013 but lasted only a season. Undaunted, Burnham returned to a steady schedule of touring and recording comedy albums and specials, including 2013's what. and 2016's "Bo Burnham: Make Happy" (Netflix), while also expanded his acting resume with supporting roles in the critically acclaimed "The Big Sick" (2017) and "Rough Night" (2017). The following year, he scored a personal and professional triumph by writing and directing "Eighth Grade" (2018). The comedy-drama, inspired by his own teenage years, followed a socially anxious teen (played by Elsie Fisher) as she navigated the emotional upheaval prior to high school through a series of comic advice vlogs. The film earned Burnham an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding First-Time Feature and Writers Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay. The success of the film led to a diverse array of assignments, from writing songs for a "Sesame Street" (PBS/HBO, 1969- ) movie musical to acting in "Promising Young Woman" (2019) an ensemble drama starring Carey Mulligan for director Emerald Fennell ("Killing Eve," BBC America, 2016- ).

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      Bo Burnham: Make Happy poster
      Bo Burnham: Make Happy
      The Big Sick poster The Big Sick Bo Burnham: Inside poster Bo Burnham: Inside Promising Young Woman poster Promising Young Woman Rough Night poster Rough Night


      Bo Burnham (Best First Screenplay) in the press room for 34th Film Independent Spirit Award Ceremony - Press Room, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, CA February 23, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Bo Burnham at arrivals for National Board of Review (NBR) Awards Gala, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY January 8, 2019. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection cc: Stand-up, Bo Burnham, ©CC cc: Stand-up, Bo Burnham, ©CC EIGHTH GRADE, L-R: DIRECTOR/WRITER BO BURNHAM, ELSIE FISHER ON SET, 2018. PH: LINDA KALLERUS/© A24 ROUGH NIGHT, FROM LEFT: HASAN MINAJ, BO BURNHAM, PAUL DOWNS, ERIC ANDRE, PATRICK CARLYLE, 2017. PH: MACALL POLAY/©COLUMBIA PICTURES cc: Stand-up, Bo Burnham, ©CC cc: Stand-up, Bo Burnham, ©CC cc: Stand-up, Bo Burnham, ©CC THE BIG SICK, FROM LEFT: BO BURNHAM, AIDY BRYANT,  KURT BRAUNOHLER, KUMAIL NANJIANI, 2017. PH: NICOLE RIVELLI/© LIONSGATE Comedy Central Presents..., Bo Burnham, 'Bo Burnham', Season 13, Ep. #22, 03/27/2009, ©CCCOM Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Caitlin Gerard (L), Bo Burnham (R), 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham (L), Shelley Catherine Hennig (R), 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Bo Burnham, 05/02/2013, ©MTV Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Caitlin Gerard (L), Bo Burnham (R), 05/02/2013, ©MTV



      100% 83% Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      95% 93% Bo Burnham: Inside Unknown (Character),
      - 2021
      90% 87% Promising Young Woman Ryan (Character) $6.4M 2020
      99% 83% Eighth Grade Director,
      $13.5M 2018
      100% 39% Chris Rock: Tamborine Director - 2018
      98% 88% The Big Sick CJ (Character) $42.9M 2017
      45% 29% Rough Night Tobey (Character) $22.1M 2017
      100% 87% Jerrod Carmichael: 8 Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2017
      100% 90% Bo Burnham: Make Happy Unknown (Character),
      - 2016
      No Score Yet 53% Adventures in the Sin Bin Tony (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 14% American Virgin Rudy (Character) - 2009


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 20% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
      85% 89% Comrade Detective Sergiu (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2010 2012-2013 2016
      No Score Yet 85% We Bare Bears Andy Bangs (Guest Voice) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Talk Guest 2015
      93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Pete Holmes Show Guest 2014
      80% 98% Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Zach Stone (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character),