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Named at birth Robert Pickering Burnham, the American actor, singer, musician, YouTuber, filmmaker, and comedian Bo Burnham started his career on YouTube in 2006.
The stats in March 2022 show that his YouTube channel has attracted over 546,941,202 views and 2.98 million subscribers.
Bo Burnham is popularly known on YouTube for his songs of political satire kind, which also triggered some controversies. His YouTube account had been instrumental in making him popular during the early days of his career.
Burnham released his first studio album on March 10, 2009 through Comedy Central Records. Since then, he has released many albums and comedy specials.
Robert Pickering Burnham was born in Hamilton, Massachusetts, on August 21, 1990. At the age of 3, Burnham performed some skits in front of his parents.
As he grew up, he was discovered with the voices of popular comedians like Richard Pryor and George Carlin. This discovery gave a further impetus to his career in comedy.
How much is the net worth of Bo Burnham?
Bo Burnham’s current net worth is estimated at $4 million. He is an American comedian, actor, musician, singer, and filmmaker
Burnham’s career has been influenced by stars like George Carlin, Flight of the Conchords, Kate Berlant, Stephen Lynch, Mitch Hedberg, Demetri Martin, Anthony Jeselnik, Steve Martin, John Cassavetes, Tim Minchin, Catherine Breillat, and Hans Teeuwen.
The style of Burnham’s music has similarities with that of Tom Lehrer. In 2009, Burnham wrote a song titled “Ne Math”, as a tribute to Lehrer’s song bearing the same name.
Bo Burnham Net Worth: Quick Summary
|Robert Pickering Bo Burnham
|August 21, 1990
|Hamilton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Actor, Comedian, Filmmaker, musician, singer, YouTuber
|Net Worth in 2022
|Years active in the industry
|2006 to present
|Television, Film, Music, Stand-up
|Popular genres in comedy
|Observational comedy, surreal comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, black comedy, cringe comedy, satire, musical comedy, satire, anti-comedy
|Popular genres in music
|Pop Rock, Comedy Hip-hop, Musical Comedy
|Keyboards, guitar, piano, vocals
|YouTube Channel (2.98 million subscribers)
|Facebook Account (798 K followers)
|Twitter Account (2.1 million followers)
|Instagram Account (1.8 million followers)
Net Worth Of Bo Burnham
In 2022, Burnham has a net worth of more than $4 million. The principal sources of his income are his comedy sketches, music, acting and YouTube. The credits he has earned during his thirties are so impressive and have significantly contributed to his wealth.
Burnham’s unique satire-styled music made him stand out from the others in the industry. During the early days of his career, Burnham became famous on YouTube through his musical comedy sketches.
His songs and sketches became a major hit and contributed to his popularity which he never intended.
His rising popularity on YouTube was so compelling that Comedy Central signed him to take advantage of his budding talents. Through Comedy Central, Burnham released many comedy sketches and albums.
The release of Netflix comedy specials further contributed to his popularity. Burnham’s melancholic outlook and boldness to speak his heart out has always worked for his success.
In December 2006, Burnham posted the first of his videos on YouTube titled “My Whole Family”, only to show his brother who was no longer living with their family.
Surprisingly, the video became viral and attracted several millions of views within a short time making Burnham realize that even homemade videos can amass popularity.
When his music was well received on YouTube, Burnham toured extensively for a few years. Burnham labeled the music of his early days as “Pubescent musical comedy”.
Over the past decade, Burnham has been one of the entertainment powerhouses both in his life and at the studio. In the process, he could earn a massive wealth that bears testimony to his multifaceted talents.
Career Highlights of Bo Burnham
In 2006, Burnham made videos of two of his songs and posted them on YouTube. What he intended to share with his family went viral, bringing him a huge following and making him popular on YouTube overnight.
These songs attracted a phenomenal number of views on YouTube, Break.com and many other sites.
Encouraged by the popularity of his earliest creations, Burnham realized that he had the potential needed to shine in an independent career in musical comedy.
In the videos that he described as “pubescent musical comedy,” he accompanied himself on digital piano or guitar.
The videos he produced during the early days of his career were all made in his home and were self-recorded. Later when he described his on-stage persona, Burnham remarked it to be a “more arrogant, stuck-up version” of himself.
Impressed by his talents, Comedy Central signed him and in January 2008, Burnham recorded a performance for the record’s “The World Stands Up”. Aired in June 2008, this creation made him the youngest artist to make such a performance at the age of 17.
Burnham signed a four year record deal with Comedy Central Records. On June 17, 2008, Comedy Central released Burnham’s first EP, “Bo Fo Sho,” which consisted of six songs and was released only online. Bo Burnham released his first self-titled album on March 10, 2009.
Burnham toured all over the U.S. offering his performances on the move. London and Montreal became the centers of his international performances.
On March 2009, a group of fifteen students, who were members of the International Club, Black Students Association, Cultural Diversity organization and Gay-straight Alliance, staged a protest that questioned his use of racist and homophobic terms during the performances.
Following his startling performance in “Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words,” Bo Burnham was nominated for the award for the Best Comedy Show at the 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
He bagged the Panel Prize, which included the award of £5,000 for “the show or act who has most captured the comedy spirit of the 2010 Fringe.”
In 2010, Burnham authored, starred in and produced “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.” The series ended on June 26, 2013 without being picked up for the second season. Burnham finished in first place at the 2011 Comedy Central Stand Up ShowDown.
From the House of Blues in Boston, Burnham recorded his first one hour stand up special for Comedy Central titled “Words Words Words” on May 21, 2010, which was aired on October 16, 2010 and was released on October 18, 2010. In December 2013, his second special “What,” was released on Netflix and YouTube.
On June 3, 2016, his third special titled “Make Happy,” was released. Burnham announced in April 2021 that his new Netflix comedy special would be released on May 30 titled “Inside”.
During the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Bo Burnham filmed this video completely alone within a room in his house, where neither a supporting crew nor audience was present.
The video saw a limited theatrical release and also bagged a popular critical acclaim. The comedy special received three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Music Direction, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
In 2021, it was announced that Burnham will play the role of Larry Bird, the famed Boston Celtics legend, in the HBO drama series by Adam McKay.
This drama will be based on Jeff Pearlman’s book titled “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.” In August 2021, Burnham left the series due to scheduling conflicts.
In addition to acting, Burnham has also directed two comedy specials namely “Jerrod Carmichael: 8” and “Chris Rock: Tambourine” in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
An announcement in 2019 stated that Burnham would provide two songs for the theatrical “Sesame Street” film, which will star Anne Hathaway.
Talking of his appearance in films, in May 2009, Burnham starred in Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”. In this film, he has played the role of a host of an NBC sitcom known as “Yo Teach!”
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, Burnham authored and directed “Eighth Grade”, his first feature film.
Scoring universal acclaim and holding 99 percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes, this film got the Best Original Screenplay award by the Writers Guild of America.
The Directors Guild of America gave Burnham the Outstanding Directing For a First-Time Feature Film Award.
In 2020, Burnham was seen along with Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman,” the critically acclaimed black comedy revenge thriller.
Burnham starred as Ryan Cooper, a pediatric surgeon, who is a love interest for Cassie, Mulligan’s character. Besides bagging much praises, the film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.