2013 Edinburgh Fringe

Bo Burnham: What

  • Comedy (music / stand-up)
  • 11:15pm (60 mins)
  • 9-12 & 14-19 Aug 2013
  • Pleasance Courtyard
  • £13.50
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Following the 2010 total sell-out; Words, Words, Words, comedy sensation Bo Burnham is back for a strictly limited run with his brand new show What. The recipient of the Edinburgh Panel Prize, a Malcolm Hardee Award and unprecedented rave reviews, Bo's YouTube videos have been watched by millions of worldwide fans. This year he created his first comedy series - Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous - for MTV. 'Find yourself punchdrunk on it's brilliance' ***** (Guardian). 'Enduring words and images you'll want to treasure' ***** (Independent). 'Fierce intelligence and originality' ***** (Time Out). 'Exquisite' ***** (Chortle.co.uk).

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Bo Burnham on changing venues & the Fringe's Golden Age

What a shame. A lot has changed at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2010 (the last year I was here).

Bo Burnham, The Independent, 15th August 2013

Interview: Bo Burnham on his maturing musical comedy (Link expired)

A YouTube sensation at the tender age of 16, Bo Burnham has been honing his musical comedy into a more mature show.

Jay Richardson, Edinburgh Festivals, 6th August 2013

Bo Burnham: "I'm an authority on confusion"

YouTube's first comedy megastar stormed the 2010 Fringe, so what can we expect this time?

Bernard O'Leary, The Skinny, 2nd August 2013

Bo Burnham returns to the Fringe

Bo Burnham has gone from a YouTube phenomenon to the star of his own MTV sitcom. He tells Brian Donaldson that being back at the Fringe is still an intimidating prospect.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 1st August 2013

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Bo Burnham returns to the Fringe with his signature combination of sophisticated wit, expert showmanship and breath-taking musical ability.

A few years ago, not many people in the UK had heard of Bo Burnham.
But the Edinburgh Festival changed all that, bringing Bo a plethora of five star reviews and stupendous critical acclaim. He received the "Spirit of the Fringe" Award and was the youngest performer to ever be nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award in the Festival's 30-year history.

A few years before that, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today he has three full-length LPs, a Comedy Central special alongside film credits with roles in Apatow's Funny People, and Federighi's coming-of-age comedy Sin Bin.

Bo's fourth comedy tour, What epitomises the frenetic intelligence that took Edinburgh by storm in 2010. Jam-packed with new material, Bo's latest enterprise features songs, dance, magic tricks, intricate wordplay, prolonged eye contact and a love poem entitled I Fuck Sluts alongside a couple of well loved audience favourites.

Bo comes to the Fringe fresh from the set of his MTV series in which he stars, writes and produces. Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous tells the story of a kid just out of high school who's pursuing the ultimate American dream - of being a celebrity without having any talent.

Not a problem Bo suffers from himself.


Date Time Venue
9th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
10th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
11th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
12th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
14th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
15th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
16th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
17th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
18th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard
19th Aug 2013 23:15 Pleasance Courtyard

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