09.25.08 10 years ago 61 Comments

Judd Apatow recently hired Bo Burnham (he’s Bo, yo), who appears to be some sort of YouTube-created, autistic rap sensation, to write and create the music for a project he’s calling “the anti-High School Musical”.

Burnham began recording his songs in his bedroom with a camera resting on a stack of books a couple of years ago, initially with the aim to put them on YouTube as way to keep in touch with his older brother, who left for college. He began gaining a following, with some songs going on to snag millions of hits on YouTube, Break.com, MySpace and CollegeHumor.com

Burnham, who recently graduated from an all-boys Catholic school in Danvers, Mass., solidified his comedic status with a standout performance at this summer’s Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he hooked up with Apatow. Burnham, repped by Gersh and 3 Arts, recently signed a four-album deal with the record arm of Comedy Central and taped a special for the channel. [THR]

Hey, bro. Hope college is cool. Everything’s pretty much the same here. I’m still super weird. Mom still makes me wear your tie-dyed shirts. Grandma and I still share the same barber. You know, the yoooouge. Aaanyway, check out this rap I wrote. Peace out, -B. PS, thanks for the keyboard.

Sexman is totally slitting his wrists right now.

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