Biography

Robert Pickering Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, rapper, actor, director, and poet. He began his performance career as a YouTuber in March 2006, and his videos have been viewed over 214 million times as of December 2017.

Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo Fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. In 2010, Burnham's second album was released, and Words Words Words, his first live comedy special, aired on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. Burnham finished first overall in voting in 2011's Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. His third stand-up comedy special, Make Happy, was released exclusively on Netflix on June 3, 2016.

In addition to his career as a comedian, Burnham co-created and starred in the MTV television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and released his first book of poetry, Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone, in 2013.

Robert Pickering Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, rapper, actor, director, and poet. He began his performance career as a YouTuber in March 2006, and his videos have been viewed over 214 million times as of December 2017.

Burnham signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, Bo Fo Sho, in 2008. His first full-length album, Bo Burnham, was released the following year. In 2010, Burnham's second album was released, and Words Words Words, his first live comedy special, aired on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, what., was released in 2013 on his YouTube channel and Netflix. Burnham finished first overall in voting in 2011's Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown. His third stand-up comedy special, Make Happy, was released exclusively on Netflix on June 3, 2016.

In addition to his career as a comedian, Burnham co-created and starred in the MTV television series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous and released his first book of poetry, Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone, in 2013.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1990-08-21

Place of Birth Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Robert "Bo" Burnham
  • Robert Burnham

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Promising Young Woman
Repeat Stuff as Himself
2017 Funny: The Documentary
2017 Joe Mande's Award-Winning Comedy Special as Himself
2017 Rough Night as Tobey
2017 The Big Sick as CJ
2016 H3 Podcast (1 episode) as Himself
2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy as Himself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode)
2013 Bo Burnham: What. as Himself
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (12 episodes) as Zach Stone
2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin as Tony
2011 Hall Pass as Bartender
2010 Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words as Himself
2010 The Green Room with Paul Provenza (1 episode) as Himself
2009 American Virgin as Rudy
2009 Funny People as Yo Teach Cast Member
2009 Parks and Recreation (1 episode) as Chipp McCapp
1998 Comedy Central Presents (1 episode)

Production

Gay Kid and Fat Chick Producer
2019 Sermon on the Mount Executive Producer
2019 Home Videos Producer
2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8 Executive Producer
2013 Bo Burnham: What. Executive Producer
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (12 episodes)Executive Producer
2010 Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words Executive Producer

Writing

Gay Kid and Fat Chick Writer
2018 Eighth Grade Screenplay
2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy Writer
2013 Bo Burnham: What. Writer
2010 Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words Writer
1998 Comedy Central Presents (1 episode)Writer

Directing

2018 Chris Rock: Tamborine Director
2018 Eighth Grade Director
2017 Jerrod Carmichael: 8 Director
2016 Bo Burnham: Make Happy Director
2013 Bo Burnham: What. Director

Sound

2021 Sesame Street Music

Creator

2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous Creator

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