Bo Burnham Is Faking It
The Bo Burnham: Fake ID tour kicks off August 14 at Wiseguys Comedy Club in Salt Lake City and will wind its way across the country through early December.
Cities scheduled to get a dose of Burnham’s unique teenage take on the world include San Francisco, Nashville, Baltimore, Austin, Phoenix, New York City, Minneapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago.
Tickets for all shows are available at BoBurnham.com.
Burnham’s comedy journey began during his junior year in high school, when he began teaching himself to play piano and guitar.
In 2006, Burnham immortalized two of his songs and posted them on YouTube so his brother in college could see them and soon became a viral phenom.
Over the past three years, the comedian has posted 15 videos that have been viewed more than 50 million times.
A spot at the 2007 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal led to a chance meeting with Apatow, who was so taken with the teen comic he hired him to write the screenplay and original music for a film the pair have dubbed the “anti-‘High School Musical.’” Burnham will also star in the movie.
The powers that be at Comedy Central are also fans of the 18-year-old comic: In 2008, he signed a four-record deal with Comedy Central Records and earlier this year he became the youngest person ever to record a “Comedy Central Presents” special, which aired in March.