University of Rochester

EVENT: Winterfest Weekend Brings Comedian Bo Burnham to Rochester

January 27, 2012

UPDATE: Please note the show has been cancelled. Originally schedule for 9 p.m. this evening in Strong Auditorium, organizers are currently looking to reschedule the event for a later date. All tickets purchased for the Saturday, Feb. 4 show will be honored for the future date. For more information, please call the Common Connection at 585-275-5911.

WHAT: The University of Rochester's annual Winterfest Weekend kicks off the spring semester with stand-up comedian Bo Burnham.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Strong Auditorium on the University of Rochester's River Campus

BACKGROUND: Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the "12 Rising Stars of Comedy," Bo Burnham is the youngest person to record a Comedy Central Presents special. A song-writer and self-taught pianist and guitarist with a comedic twist, his first digital-only EP Bo Fo Sho hit #1 on the iTunes comedy album chart and #6 on the overall iTunes album chart.

Burnham's film credits include roles in Judd Apatow's Funny People, Rob Schneider's Virgin on Bourbon Street, and he recently wrapped production on the comedy feature Sin Bin.

TICKETS: Tickets are $7 for University of Rochester undergraduates (with I.D.), $12 for members of the University community, and $17 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons or at

The event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Anyone requiring special accommodations should contact the University Intercessor at (585) 275-9125 at least five business days in advance of the event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Common Connection at 585.275.5911 or email