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Why Is Bo Burnham Famous? What’s Bo Burnham’s Height?

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During Bo Burnham’s Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside, fans saw a lot of the comedian, both physically and emotionally. He appears to be completely naked at one point.

Burnham has poked light of his appearance in his stand-up routines and on social media. Lorene Scafaria, the director of Hustler, is dwarfed by the comedian. His stature is now assisting him in landing certain assignments. So, how tall is Bo Burnham, exactly?


For Peter Howell’s interview with Bo Burnham, a YouTube sensation turned stand-up comedian turned filmmaker whose latest film EIGHTH GRADE, about a young girl’s struggles in the eponymous school year, has been receiving amazing reviews since its Sundance premiere.

When people tell him he’s tall, Bo Burnham has a comeback

Burnham made an appearance on The Pete Holmes Show in 2014, where he made a joke about his height. “Obviously, you’ve heard, ‘Oh, you’re tall.’ Are you a basketball player? Burnham told Holmes, who is somewhat shorter than the musical comic, “I get it a lot.”

“I finally heard the comeback. It’s not mine,” Burnham said. Holmes then preceded to go along with the bit ask Burnham if he played basketball.

“No. Do you play mini-golf?” Burnham replied to the audience’s applause. “Were you a jokey? Were your parents short?”

Later he told another height-based joke. “Another one is they say, ‘How’s the weather up there?’ And you say, ‘It’s raining,’ and then spit in their face.”

The ‘Inside’ star does not like his height

While most men would give anything to be over 6’ feet, Bo Burnham is not a fan. “I’m 6’5 — 6’6 on a good day. I’d do anything to be like 6’1 or 6’2.” Burnham revealed to Holmes.

“I’m just getting into sort of freakdom. Like I fly a lot, and the airplane’s hugging my knees.”
Burnham was also tall in his late adolescent years, when he preferred to express himself through theatre rather than sports. “I developed so swiftly when I started puberty in high school.” My sophomore year, I grew almost six inches and had stretch scars on my spine as a result of my rapid growth.”

Burnham, like most teenage boys, took advantage of the opportunity to acquire attention and respect from his peers. “I was at the theatre, and I told my fellow actors that [the stretchmarks] were caused by a girl who had scratched my back during intercourse.” But these were bear claws, thick and dark. We didn’t know the difference because we were theatre kids.”

Bo Burnham will play NBA legend Larry Bird

Burnham’s height provides him with not only funny material but also work chances. In March 2021, HBO announced that the stand-up comedian would star as Boston Celtics player Larry Bird in a new TV series. The show will focus on one of basketball’s most storied dynasties, the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s. Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s is based on Jeff Pearlman’s 2014 book.

Bird’s 6’9 size was one of his advantages on the basketball court. The camaraderie and rivalry between him and Magic Johnson (ironically, both 6’9) refocused the nation’s attention on basketball.

The NBA legend is only four inches shorter than Burnham. They share more than just their height. Bird spent his whole NBA career with the Boston Celtics. Burnham was born and raised in Massachusetts.

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