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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 1, 2010

Comedian, singer Bo Burnham bringing his act to Northwest

Bo Burnham

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Bo Burnham, a comedian and singer-songwriter, will perform at Northwest on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Charles Johnson Theatre, located in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building. Northwest's Student Activities Council is sponsoring the performance.

Just 19 years old, Burnham has built a reputation performing comedic and satirical songs with a politically-incorrect edge. In August 2008, just four days after his 18th birthday, Burnham became the youngest person to record a Comedy Central special, and he released his first full-length album last year through Comedy Central Records. The self-titled album recently peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's comedy albums chart, while his YouTube videos have garnered more than 52 million views.

Using his guitar and piano abilities, Burnham's music and performances tackle taboo subjects such as race, gender and human sexuality. A 2008 story in The Boston Globe called Burnham's brand of comedy "simultaneously wholesome and disturbing, intimate in a folksy-creepy sort of way."

Said Jordan McCrady, SAC entertainment committee chairperson-elect: "Let me tell you how excited I am. I am excited for a full gut workout from the intense laughter."

Tickets can be picked up at the Student Services Desk located on the first floor of the Administration Building. Admission is free for students and $5 for the public.

For more information, contact Jessica Stanze, SAC Entertainment Committee Chairperson, at .

The purpose of Student Activities Council is to plan and administer activities for the student body, in order to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the Northwest campus and community. The goal of Student Activities Council is to create a fun and exciting experience at Northwest.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468