Bo Burnham, YouTuber Turned Comedy Central Star
Bo Burnham's new CD/DVD combo. Photo courtesy The Syndicate.
Hello, web readers. If you’ve managed to find this small bit of writing out there in the vast internet, then there’s a good chance you’ve also heard of YouTube. That is, unless you’re my grandmother, whom I send links to and she opens without questioning where she is being taken to, and couldn’t get to google if you spotted her the ‘-oogle.com’. And since you’re familiar with YouTube, you undoubtedly know the phrase ‘YouTube sensation’, as a label to anyone who has managed to make a name for themselves through their posted videos. From Lisa Nova to LonelyGirl15, BaratsAndBereta to Chocolate Rain, there’s no shortage of people who’ve managed to turn video views into financial viability. Welcome to the club, Bo Burnham.
Bo, as you may already know, is the just-turned-18 musical comedy sensation most known for punny tunes done by him on his bed, in his room, with a keyboard. Well, after notching up millions of views for videos like Bo Fo Sho, I’m Bo Yo, and 3.14 Apple Pi, Bo managed to become the youngest person to ever record a Comedy Central Presents special, 4 days after his 18th birthday. His new self-titled CD and DVD combo pack is ‘classic’ Bo, insomuch as it contains most all of his well-known online hits and a few retooled and live versions of stuff you may be less familiar with.