TheEnd sponsored the show that took place in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom.
One thousand tickets were reserved by TCU students within eight hours of being made available and more were placed on a waitlist for theEnd’s second event of the semester.
Burnham began the show by listing terrible things going on in the world, emphasizing that nothing is funny. Students familiar with Burnham’s ironic style of comedy knew that it meant big laughs were coming.
Long time fans of Burnham’s comedy, sophomores Rebekah Stutheit and Laura Frazier, arrived at 6:30 p.m. to be the first in line for the show.
“I’ve been watching his stuff on Netflix and YouTube since I was an eighth-grader,” Stutheit said. “A chance to see him live, I couldn’t pass it up.”
Other students like first-years Kameron Reyes and Thomas Garlick were less familiar with the comedian, but were equally excited to see what Burnham would bring to TCU.
“I didn’t know about Bo Burnham until I came here and then I watched one of his videos on Netflix the other day and his shows were just very different,” Reyes said.
“I listened to one of his specials about math, of all things, so I figured someone that could make math funny could really make anything funny,” Garlick said.
Burnham’s biggest hits of the night were his satirical songs juxtaposed with witty banter and improvisational observations about TCU and it’s students.
There was rarely a moment when the ballroom was not filled with laughter.
Sophomores Mary Grekstas and Hayley Henley agreed that the musical aspect of his performance was the best part of the show.
Burnham is the first performer theEnd has brought to TCU this semester.