Burr in July 2018
|Birth name||William Frederic Burr|
June 10, 1968|
Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
William Frederic Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, writer, musician, producer, podcaster and social critic. He has released six stand-up specials. Outside of stand-up, he is known for hosting the Monday Morning Podcast, as a regular cast member of Chappelle's Show, playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family. Burr also co-founded the All Things Comedy network.
In 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him 17th on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
William Frederic Burr was born on June 10, 1968 in Canton, Massachusetts, the son of nurse Linda Ann (née Wigent) and dentist Robert Edmund Burr. He is of German, Irish and French descent. Burr graduated from high school in 1987. In 1993, Burr obtained a bachelor's degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Before starting his comedy career, he worked in warehouses; he stated that he enjoyed this job because "if my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away".
Burr's career began in 1992. He moved to New York City in 1995. Since May 2007, Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his past and recent experiences, current events, going on tour, and sports, and offers advice to questions submitted by the listeners. The podcast is available on Burr's website and on the All Things Comedy network. He is sometimes joined by his wife, Nia, and has featured guests and interviews with other comedians.
Burr also appears as a guest on radio shows and other comedians' podcasts, such as the now defunct Opie and Anthony Show, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions. Burr was also the very first guest on Tom Green's podcast. On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman.
In 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV as Jason Michaels of the biker gang The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost". In 2009, he reprised his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.
Bill Burr's first hour-long special, Why Do I Do This?, took place in New York in 2008. Burr's special Let it Go was recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco and premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010. A later special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive. In 2014, Burr filmed his fourth hour-long special I'm Sorry You Feel That Way at the Tabernacle Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The film was shot in black and white, which is rare for modern comedy specials. He was a regular on Chappelle's Show during its brief run.
Burr has been referred to as a "comedian's comedian" by observers of the US stand-up comedy circuit, meaning a comedian whose work is followed and appreciated by fellow professional comedians. Burr appeared in the movie Date Night as Detective Walsh. He has also appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC's Breaking Bad as Patrick Kuby. He played Mark Mullins in the 2013 buddy cop film The Heat.
He stars in F Is for Family, which premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015. The show, an animated sitcom, draws on Burr's stand-up and the "absurdity of political correctness". On April 17, 2016, Netflix approved the show for a second season. Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price. Burr's fifth hour-long special, Walk Your Way Out, debuted on Netflix on January 31, 2017. He appeared in the third episode (the episode is called "Bill Burr") of the second season of the HBO series Crashing.
Rolling Stone magazine called Burr "the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor". Burr often portrays himself as "that loud guy in the bar" with "uninformed logic". In an interview with The Boston Globe, Burr stated, "I'm the 'dude, bro' guy." According to Montreal Gazette, Burr is "a cynic and a contrarian who has never paid any heed to political correctness". The New York Times in 2013 called Burr "one of the funniest, most distinctive voices in the country for years".
Burr married producer, director, and screenwriter Nia Hill in 2013. She sometimes appears as a guest on Burr's podcast. They reside in Los Angeles, California. Their daughter, Lola, was born on January 20, 2017.
Comedy albums and specials
- 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]
- Live at Andrew's House (2014) [limited vinyl release]
- I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) [Netflix]
- Walk Your Way Out (2017) [Netflix]
|2001||Perfect Fit||Doorman||Credited as "Billy Burr"|
|2007||Twisted Fortune||Unknown character|
|2010||Date Night||Detective Walsh|
|2012||Stand Up Guys||Larry|
|2013||The Heat||Mark Mullins|
|2014||Walk of Shame||Officer Walter|
|2014||Black or White||Rick Reynolds|
|2017||Daddy's Home 2||Jerry||cameo|
|2018||The Front Runner||George McGovern||Post-production|
|1996||Townies||Ryan Callahan||15 episodes; credited as "Billy Burr"|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Fitzey||Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Party"; credited as "Billy Burr"|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jogger||Episode: "Maledictus"|
|2003||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|2004||Chappelle's Show||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2005||One Night Stand||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|2006||Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza||Himself||1 episode|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2010||Let It Go||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2011–13||Breaking Bad||Kuby||5 episodes|
|2012||You People Are All the Same.||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2013-16||New Girl||Bobby||2 episodes|
|2014||Maron||Himself||Episode: "The Joke"|
|2014||I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2014–15||Kroll Show||Detective Smart||6 episodes|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Himself||Episode: "My Friend the Priest"|
|2015–present||F Is for Family||Frank Murphy (voice)||Also creator|
|2016||The Simpsons||Boston football fan #1 (voice)||Episode: "The Town"|
|2017||Walk Your Way Out||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2018||Crashing||Himself||Episode: "Bill Burr"|
|2003||Emotionally Unavailable||CD release|
|2003||Comedy Central Presents||Stand-up half hour|
|2005||One Night Stand||Stand-up half hour|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?||First Stand-up special|
|2010||Let It Go||Second Stand-up special|
|2011||Live At Andrew's House||Limited vinyl release|
|2012||You People Are All the Same||Third Stand-up special|
|2014||I'm Sorry You Feel That Way||Fourth Stand-up special|
|2017||Walk Your Way Out||Fifth Stand-up special|
|2003||Emotionally Unavailable||Expanded Edition Released in 2007|
|2008||Why Do I Do This?|
|2010||Let It Go|
|2014||Live at Andrew's House||Vinyl release|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Jason Michaels (voice)||Including The Lost and Damned (2009) expansion pack|
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Burr traces his work ethic to Canton, where he grew up in a big German-Irish family.
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...Friday morning [January 20]. At 04:24 added, "She lay on my chest the whole time", confirming gender.
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