Bill Burr

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Bill Burr
Bill Burr by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Burr at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Birth nameWilliam Frederick Burr
Born (1968-06-10) June 10, 1968 (age 54)
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Stand-up
  • film
  • television
  • writing
  • podcaster
Alma materEmerson College
Years active1992–present
Nia Hill (m. 2013)

William Frederick Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American comedian, writer and actor. He is the host of the Monday Morning Podcast, and appeared in the AMC crime-drama show Breaking Bad. In 2013, The New York Times wrote that Burr "has been one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years.[1] He has released six stand-up specials.

Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts. His parents are of German and Irish ancestry.[2] His father worked as a dentist.[3] He married producer, director and screenwriter Nia Hill in 2013. Their daughter was born in 2017. As of May 2015, Burr is a licensed helicopter pilot and he has played the drums for a long time.[4]

Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor."[5] Burr often makes himself look like "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic." In an interview with the The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." He has also been known to not care about being politically correct."[6]

Discography[change | change source]

  • Emotionally Unavailable (2003) [CD]
  • Emotionally Unavailable: Expanded Edition (2007) [CD]
  • Why Do I Do This? (2008) [CD/DVD/Netflix]
  • Let It Go (2010) [CD/DVD/Netflix]
  • You People Are All The Same (2012) [Netflix and download]
  • Live at Andrew's House (2014) [limited vinyl release]
  • Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) [Netflix]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zinoman, Jason (November 7, 2013). "This Guy's No Puppy Hugger: Bill Burr's Irate Comedy Style". The New York Times.
  2. Zaino III, Nick A. (May 7, 2015). "Bill Burr makes fearlessness fun". The Boston Globe.
  3. McManus, Brian (April 6, 2011). "Bill (Burr) of Rights". Philadelphia Weekly. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.
  4. Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, May 2015
  5. Chocano, Carina (October 30, 2013). "Bill Burr Is the New Louis C.K." Rolling Stone.
  6. Brownstein, Bill (March 31, 2015). "Bruins fan Bill Burr leads comics heading to Just for Laughs in July". Montreal Gazette.

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