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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Bo Burnham

Finalist in Innovator of the Year

About Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham is a master of middle school at age 28 through his early "pubescent musical comedy” on YouTube. Now, the actor, comedian and creator has now turned the camera away from himself for his directorial debut, Eighth Grade, a feature film expose on modern adolescence, anxiety and social media ennui was chosen by AFI as one of the “Top 10 Films of 2018.” Celebrated for its poignancy and authentic tackling of mental health issues, Bo is reaching and inspiring fans of all ages with a support, encouraging his fans to “come laugh and cringe and feel things.”

Bo Burnham's best work on social