Bo Burnham at La Zona Rosa, 9/10

The inception of You Tube has allowed everyday people to circumvent the traditional television and film channels and achieve video fame, creating a growing, off-the-red-carpet circuit of viral celebrities. Enter Bo Burnham. To label him a singer/songwriter would be slightly misleading – Burnham’s songs are not of the trite ‘I’m going to take a hot pop song and turn it into a meaningful acoustic ballad’ variety, instead harkening more to the pre-YouTube songwriting comic greats than to his actual You Tube peers. Which is probably why Burnham, at 19, has already released an EP and LP under Comedy Central’s music label and will be embarking on a national concert series, appropriately dubbed the Fake ID Tour.  The tour debuts tonight at the University of Maryland in Baltimore and will be hitting 29 other cities. Catch the Austin leg of Bo Burnham’s tour at La Zona Rosa next Thursday!

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Bo Burnham, like most 19-year-olds, is often crass and inappropriate in his humor. But unlike with most 19-year-olds, when you hear his jokes you don’t have space to feel put off by his off-handed humor due to the massive wit, sheer cleverness, and geeky white-boy self-deprecation he delivers it in. Exercising a verbal dexterity unlike any other, Burnham is at his best when spinning subtle puns with outrageous, imagistic wordplay. The result  is a comedy that is deliciously dirty but smart enough to transcend the need for any loud, cheap tricks.

Watch a few of his You Tube hits for a guaranteed laugh:

Happy Labor Day Weekend, y’all!

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September 4, 2009. Uncategorized.

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  1. bo burnham | GeTrends Actual News replied:

    […] Hot News Information about Live review: Bo Burnham Austin 360 “All this stuff is free on the Internet,” 19-year-old musical satirist Bo Burnham announced near … from NIMBRUNG.NET. Source : Hot News Information about Live review: Bo Burnham – NIMBRUNG.NET A blog about the Austin music scene, the Live Music Capital of the World., “All this stuff is free on the Internet,” 19-year-old musical satirist Bo Burnham announced near the end of his hourlong set at La Zona Rosa Thursday. Source : Live review: Bo Burnham | Austin Music Source Enter Bo Burnham. To label him a singer/songwriter would be slightly misleading – Burnham's songs are not of the trite 'I'm going to take a hot pop song and turn it into a meaningful acoustic ballad' variety, instead harkening more to … Source : Bo Burnham at La Zona Rosa, 9/10 « The Do512 Blog […]

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