Stories like Bo Burnham’s either warm your heart or make you puke: riding a tidal wave of popularity from his amusing YouTube music videos (bemoaning his overwhelming awkwardness at parties and the underlying feeling that his family thinks he’s gay), the 18-year old Massachusetts comedian/teenager already has two records and a Comedy Central special under his belt, as well as a deal to write an upcoming Judd Apatow “anti-High School Musical” movie. That’s well and good for him, but I just wish it didn’t make the rest of us feel like we’ve massively underachieved with our lives. Regardless, Burnham’s clearly a wickedly talented kid with a ton of potential, and his material works when he disregards any restrictions from political correctness. “I want you like a lawyer slash mathematician wants some kind of proof, I want you like JFK wanted a car with a roof,” he sings on “Love Is…” from his new self-titled record. “Love is like real life porn, minus all the things that make porn cool.” (Andy Seifert)
May 8 at Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, (773)472-3492, 7:30pm and 10pm. $22.50.