Bo Burnham is a wunderkind writer, director, comedian, singer-songwriter, poet and actor. Bo’s debut film, EIGHTH GRADE, premiered at Sundance last year to rave reviews. It has since won a Director’s Guild Award, Writer’s Guild Award, Best Film at The Seattle International Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, a Critic’s Choice Award, as well as a Satellite Award. Bo also won the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at last year’s Gotham Awards. He wrote and directed the film for A24; Scott Rudin produced. He also directed Chris Rock’s special, TAMBORINE, for Netflix, and Jerrod Carmichael’s special, 8, for HBO.
Bo recently wrapped the Film Nation film PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, written and directed by Emerald Fennell, opposite Carey Mulligan. Previously, Bo can be seen in the THE BIG SICK, directed by Michael Showalter, as well as ROUGH NIGHT alongside Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz and Kate McKinnon. He signed a four record deal with Comedy Central Records and released his debut EP, BO FO SHO . This was followed up with his first full-length self-titled comedy album. WORDS WORDS WORDS, his second comedy album and first live comedy special, aired on Comedy Central. His third album and second comedy special, WHAT., was released the year after on his YouTube channel and Netflix.
Bo was also the co-creator and star of the MTV television series, ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS. He has also released the book of poetry, EGGHEAD: OR, YOU CAN’T SURVIVE ON IDEAS ALONE.