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Comedian Bo Burnham Tackles The Zany, Serious In Poetry Book13:17

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Bo Burnham has gone from You-Tube sensation to professional comedian, actor, director, song-writer and now, poet.

Burnham grew up in Hamilton, Mass. He began recording funny songs at age 16 for his older brother, posting them on YouTube.

Since then, he has released three comedy albums, toured the country with his stand-up routines and created, wrote and directed an MTV mockumentary.

He is only 23 years old and now, he has a brand new book of poetry, "Egghead: or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone."


Bo Burnham, comedian and writer. Bo Burnham will be reading from the book and signing his book at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Thursday night.

This segment aired on October 7, 2013.

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