In 2006, 16-year-old Bo Burnham launched his comedy career through YouTube, which at the time was one of the lesser known video sites. His witty humor, teen heartthrob charm and knack for catchy lyrics propelled Burnham to stardom.
After “My Whole Family…” — a video of the YouTuber singing about how his family thinks he’s gay — went viral, Burnham received a number of offers from big networks such as Comedy Central and Netflix.
Taking his comedic talents to the TV screen, Burnham’s stand-up acts have aired on a number of cable channels, with much positive feedback. It wasn’t until 2013 that he tried out acting in a television series — MTV’s short-lived sitcom, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. The show was pulled off the air after the first season but Burnham continued to pick up other guest roles in various shows.