Robert Burnham is an American comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, rapper, and actor. He created his first video without sharing it with the masses and achieved fame as the video went viral. Soon, he became a YouTube sensation and achieved fame for his acts. With a net worth of $6 million, Burnham has made a lot for his comedic sketches, acting, music, and through his YouTube channel.
Bo Burnham early life
Robert Pickering Burnham is Burnham’s real name. He was born to Scott Burnham and Patricia in Hamilton. His father is a construction company owner and his mother is a hospice nurse. He has two siblings: Pete and Samm. Raised as a catholic, he studied at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers. Since his childhood, he has been a part of theatre and the campus ministry programs.
Bo Burnham applied for college and got into Harvard Brown, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He initially accepted NYU’s offer but later deferred his admission for pursuing a career in comedy. He wrote a parody song in 2006 which he was eager to show to this family. Hence, he uploaded the video on YouTube which marked the beginning of his career.
Bo Burnham career
Burnham wrote a parody song “My Whole Family” in 2006 and videotaped himself performing on the songs. This became quickly popular and was soon shared on various sites. He kept releasing musical comedy songs and videos online with his audience. He recorded all his videos in his bedroom around his family and Hamilton.
Burnham has also performed in London for Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up making him the youngest person to do so. He signed a four-record deal with them at the age of 17. Since then, he has given various performances all over the United States and also internationally. He has also taped an hour stand-up special for Comedy Central as a part of the network’s “House of Comedy” series. His second special titled ‘What’ was released on both Netflix and YouTube. Netflix paid him $3.9 million for his comedy special Inside 2021.
As of 2022, Bo Burnham’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Bo Burnham style
Bo Burnham finds Kate Berlant, John Cassavetes, Demetri Martin, and Mitch Hedberg inspiring. Also, his musical style is influenced by Tom Lehrer. His 2009 song “New Math” is a tribute to Lehrer’s song of the same name.
Acting and direction
Eighth Grade is yet another comedy-drama film written and directed by Bo Burnham. He made about $14.2 million with this movie. Bo Burnham is not done with stand-up yet. He has just shifted his focus towards writing music and lyrics for his upcoming movie Sesame Street.
He isn’t quitting any time soon. In 2021, he signed for a role in an upcoming series that would be based on the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. However, due to scheduling issues, he left the series and announced on social media that he would release a new comedy special. He filmed Inside all alone in a room without any crew during the pandemic. The special received critical acclaim and was nominated in six categories for Emmy Awards. Three songs from the album made their way to the Global 200 charts.
If you are a fan and want to meet Bo Burnham or want to talk to him, then you need to attend his live events. He is also quite active on social media. If you are lucky you would get to meet this famous comedian, singer, actor, filmmaker, and music director.
If you are wondering what Bo Burnham does with his money, then you would be delighted to learn that he is actively involved in charity work. He supports various organizations and causes through his Instagram account.
Bo Burnham spouse
On several occasions, Bo Burnham has maintained that he is single. However, he has been reportedly dating filmmaker Lorene Scafaria since 2013. There have been speculations that the dedication at the end of Inside, “for Lor, for everything,” was for his girlfriend, Lorene. He doesn’t have any kids as of now.