[02/22/10 - 09:23 AM]
Comedian Bo Burnham to Tape First-Ever Special at the Newly Branded Comedy Central's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues
The one-hour special will tape in Boston on Friday, April 16 for an air date this fall.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Comedian Bo Burnham to Tape First-Ever Special at the Newly Branded COMEDY CENTRAL's House of Comedy Live From House of Blues in Boston on Friday, April 16. The Performance Will Air As An Original One-Hour Special in Fall 2010

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, February 26 With Links To Purchase Tickets And Info Available At www.jokes.com, www.livenation.com And www.hob.com/boston

Performance Will Tape As An Original One-Hour Stand-Up Special To Air In Fall 2010 On COMEDY CENTRAL And Be Released On DVD Via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment And CD Via COMEDY CENTRAL Records

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 -- Bo Burnham is blowin' up on the comedy scene. This 19-year old comedian/singer/songwriter/musician and Boston native is taking his tight rap skills intertwined with creatively executed stand-up to become the first comedian to kick off COMEDY CENTRAL's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues, a monthly COMEDY CENTRAL branded stand-up showcase in House of Blues venues nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is taping two one-hour stand-up specials from House of Blues venues, with the first special "Bo Burnham: Words, Words, Words" in Boston on Friday, April 16. Last week, COMEDY CENTRAL, the preeminent brand in comedy, and Live Nation, the world's premier live entertainment company, announced and launched this new venture.

Tickets will go on-sale beginning Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets are available on www.jokes.com, www.livenation.com, www.hob.com/boston or by calling 877-598-8689. Tickets are also available in advance at Boston's Orpheum Theatre box office and at the House of Blues box office on day of show only (starting one hour prior to door time).

In addition, COMEDY CENTRAL will shoot "Words, Words, Words" as an original one-hour stand-up special which will air in fall 2010 and subsequently be released with extended material on DVD and CD.

Burnham's COMEDY CENTRAL Records self-titled album rocketed to #1 on the Billboard Comedy Chart (Billboard Chart date week of 02/07/10) after hitting #2 in COMEDY CENTRAL's "Stand-Up Showdown." Three years ago, Burnham was just another high-school student recording YouTube videos for fun. Today, Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a COMEDY CENTRAL special and a deal to pen a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the "12 Rising Stars of Comedy." At 18, the comedian became the youngest person to record a "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents" stand-up special which premiered last year.

During the fall of his junior year in high school, Burnham started teaching himself how to play piano and guitar. Soon after, he wrote and composed autobiographical songs, such as "My Whole Family Thinks I'm Gay," as non-fictional jokes between him and his friends. In 2006, Burnham recorded two of his songs as videos and posted them on YouTube. Three years and fifteen videos later, his videos have been seen over 50 million times worldwide. The songs, recorded in Burnham's bedroom with a camera resting on a stack of books have been remixed, rated and reviewed thousands of times. In June 2008, Burnham signed a four-record deal with COMEDY CENTRAL Records and released his first digital-only EP "Bo Fo Sho" on iTunes.

With growing internet buzz, Burnham was invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2007 where he met Judd Apatow. Apatow flipped for the then 17-year-old and shortly after, Burnham signed a deal to write the script and songs for an "anti-high school musical" feature in which he would also star, with Apatow producing. Burnham has already started compiling film credits with roles in Apatow's "Funny People" and Rob Schneider's "Virgin on Bourbon Street."

COMEDY CENTRAL's Live Entertainment division commenced in 2003 and partnered with Live Nation Entertainment for their first tour together, "COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE Starring Lewis Black and Dave Attell" with special guest Mitch Hedberg. Since then, the successful live comedy partnership has produced tours for some of today's leading stand-up comedians such as Mike Birbiglia, Drew Carey, Dave Chappelle, Stephen Lynch, Demetri Martin, Carlos Mencia and Wanda Sykes. The network's latest tour, starring Gabriel Iglesias, kicked off in January 2010.

COMEDY CENTRAL's House of Comedy Live from House of Blues dedicated site is jokes.com which features performance information for upcoming shows and allow visitors to order tickets online. Additional ticket and tour information can be found at LiveNation.com.


COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

About Live Nation:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world's premier live entertainment company, consisting of Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world's first artist-to-fan vertically integrated live entertainment platform, the company is improving the fan experience and driving major innovations in ticketing technology, marketing and service. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing more than 22,000 concerts on behalf of 1,500 artists in 57 countries. In 2008, over 50 million fans attended Live Nation concerts, and the company drove more than 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com and other online properties. Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide in multiple event categories and sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients in 2008. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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