Bo BurnhamRobert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, actor, and filmmaker. His work combines elements of filmmaking with comedy genres such as music, sketch, and stand-up, often with a dramatic or tragic twist.
After his success as one of the earliest YouTube stars throughout the late 2000s, Burnham gained notability in the early 2010s for his satirical and subversive stand-up and musical comedy. He made four comedy albums with Comedy Central Records, released three comedy specials—''Words, Words, Words'' (2010), ''what.'' (2013), and ''Make Happy'' (2016). He created and starred in the MTV mockumentary series ''Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous'' (2013) as well as wrote a poetry book, ''Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone'' (2013).
He announced a career shift away from comedy in 2016, before making his filmmaking debut as the writer and director of the critically acclaimed drama film ''Eighth Grade'' (2018). He has also directed other comedians' comedy specials, and co-starred in the Academy Award-winning comedy-thriller film ''Promising Young Woman'' (2020).
Burnham created and starred in his fourth special, ''Inside'' (2021), without a crew or audience during the COVID-19 pandemic; it was released by Netflix to widespread acclaim and was nominated in six categories at the 73rd Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Music Direction, and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. At the 64th Grammy Awards, ''Inside'' was nominated for Best Music Film and Best Song Written for Visual Media, winning the latter. Three songs from the special appeared also on the Billboard charts and were certified gold in the United States, as was the accompanying album, ''Inside (The Songs)''. Provided by Wikipedia