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American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer (born 1968)
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Bill Burr

Burr in July 2018
Born
William Frederick Burr

(1968-06-10) June 10, 1968 (age 54)

Canton, Massachusetts, US
Alma mater Emerson College (BA)
Occupation
  • Stand-up comedian
  • actor
  • filmmaker
  • podcaster
Years active 1992–present
Spouse
Nia Hill

(m 2013)

Children 2
Website billburrcom

William Frederick Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, filmmaker, and podcaster He has released multiple stand-up comedy specials, most notably Why Do I Do This (2008), Let It Go (2010), You People Are All the Same (2012), I’m Sorry You Feel That Way (2014), Walk Your Way Out (2017), Paper Tiger (2019), and Live at Red Rocks (2022) He received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album nomination for Paper Tiger, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series nomination for the dark comedy series Immoral Compass (2021–present)

Burr also created, co-wrote, and voiced the lead character in the Netflix animated sitcom F Is for Family (2015–2021) His other notable acting roles include appearing in various sketches in the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Patrick Kuby in the AMC series Breaking Bad (2011–2013), Migs Mayfeld in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian (2019–present), and Ray Bishop in the film The King of Staten Island (2020) He has hosted the twice-weekly Monday Morning Podcast since 2007 and co-founded the All Things Comedy network in 2012

Early life

William Frederick Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts, on June 10, 1968, the son of nurse Linda Ann (née Wigent) and dentist Robert Edmund Burr He is of German and Irish descent He graduated from high school in 1987 In 1993, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in radio from Emerson College in Boston, where one of his professors was the writer David Foster Wallace He worked in warehouses before starting his comedy career, later stating that he enjoyed the freedom of the job: “If my boss gave me a rough time, I could just get on a forklift and just, like, drive away”

Career

Burr performing in August 2006

Burr first performed stand-up comedy at the age of 23 on March 2, 1992 He moved to New York City in 1994 Since May 2007, Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast, in which he speaks about his 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, Spotify, YouTube, and on the All Things Comedy network he co-founded in 2012 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 Opie and Anthony, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, The Nerdist Podcast, The Adam Buxton Podcast, and Nobody Likes Onions Burr was also the first guest on Tom Green’s podcast On April 18, 2011, he guest hosted the Hollywood Babble-On podcast alongside Ralph Garman

On August 21, 2022 he became the first comedian to perform at Fenway Park, in front of a sold out crowd of around 35,000 people, it was also the largest comedy show in the history of Boston Burr has had sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden on November 14, 2015, the Royal Albert Hall on June 6, 2018, and consecutive shows on March 4 and 5, 2019 He holds the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows at the Wilbur Theatre, where he performed 19 sold-out shows in a row, almost doubling the record of 10 set by Aziz Ansari Burr sold out 20,000 seats at the Los Angeles Forum on September 28, 2018 On Sep 16, 2021 he sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre

In the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, Burr voiced 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

Burr’s first hour-long special, Why Do I Do This (2008), was filmed in New York 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 Unusual for modern comedy specials, the film was shot in black and white He was also a regular on Chappelle’s Show

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

Burr voiced lead character Frank Murphy in F Is for Family, which premiered on Netflix on December 18, 2015 The show, an animated sitcom he created and co-wrote, drew on Burr’s stand-up and the absurdity of political correctness Season 4 of the series debuted on Netflix on June 12, 2020 Burr writes and executive produces the series along with Michael Price Burr’s fifth hour-long special, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out, debuted on Netflix on January 31, 2017 He appeared in the third episode (titled “Bill Burr”) of the second season of the HBO series Crashing

Burr’s stand-up special You People Are All the Same was the first to premiere exclusively on Netflix, while his series F Is for Family was the first original Netflix animated series His sixth hour-long special, Paper Tiger, debuted on Netflix on September 10, 2019 He premiered a new podcast co-hosted with fellow comedian Bert Kreischer, called the Bill Bert Podcast, in October In December, he played Migs Mayfeld in two episodes of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian

On October 10, 2020, Burr hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the first time

In March 2022, it was announced that Burr will make his feature directorial debut with Old Dads, which he will also write and star in A few months later, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series nomination for the dark comedy series Immoral Compass (2021–present) His seventh stand-up special, Live at Red Rocks, was released on July 12

All Things Comedy

All Things Comedy was officially launched on October 1, 2012, with a roster of 11 podcasts including Burr’s own Monday Morning Podcast, The Long Shot Podcast by Eddie Pepitone, and Skeptic Tank by Ari Shaffir By 2014, the network had six dozen members and over fifty podcasts The network was started out by comedians Al Madrigal and Bill Burr with The Daily Show on the All Things Comedy website The network was established as an artist owned cooperative, which Madrigal and Burr emphasize as an important aspect of the collective All Things Records was started in March 2014 and released three albums in the months following its creation including Believe in Yourself by Sam Tripoli, Live at the Comedy Castle by Brian Scolaro, This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux by Jackie Kashian Madrigal sees the network as a way of improving representation of Latin American people in media For instance, the networks provides Spanish-language podcasts such as Leyendas Legendarias and El Dollop Comedy Central partnered with All Things Comedy to produce a documentary about Patrice O’Neal as well as three comedy specials

Style

Burr has been referred to as a “comedian’s comedian” by observers of the American stand-up comedy circuit

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 the 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” His set typically spans an array of topics ranging from his childhood to sex robots to how much he loves his dog When he does touch on a cringeworthy subject, his style lends him he ability to anticipate and even toy with the crowd’s reaction Burr will stand there, casually leaning one arm on the mike stand, a mischievous grin on his face, acting like the loud guy at a bar

Burr has cited Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Sam Kinison, and Patrice O’Neal as the five greatest stand-up comedians of all time

Politics

Burr voted for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 United States presidential election

In an interview with Forbes, Burr stated his belief that political correctness does not address the problems it is aimed at fixing (such as racism) because it only focuses on the vocabulary people use rather than changing the attitudes that people have He has also said that political correctness has no answer for, or impact on, other major socio-political issues such as the power held by banks and pharmaceutical companies

Personal life

Burr married actress and producer Nia Renee Hill in 2013 They have a daughter (born January 20, 2017) and a son (born June 2020) They reside in Los Angeles Hill sometimes appears as a guest on his podcast

Burr is a licensed helicopter pilot and enjoys playing drums He has cited John Bonham and Dave Lombardo as his favorite drummers He enjoys heavy metal music and is a fan of bands such as AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Meshuggah, Ministry, Pantera, and Slayer He has discussed his love of smoking cigars

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Perfect Fit Doorman
2002 Passionada Blackjack Player
2006 Thirteen or Bust Himself
2007 Twisted Fortune
2010 Date Night Detective Walsh
Date Night: Disaster Dates Himself Video short
2011 Cheat Billy Short
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo Himself Documentary
2012 Stand Up Guys Larry
2013 The Heat Mark Mullins
2014 Zombeavers Joseph
Walk of Shame Officer Walter
Black or White Rick Reynolds
2015 Daddy’s Home Jerry
2017 Daddy’s Home 2 Jerry
Gilbert Himself Documentary
2018 The Front Runner Pete Murphy
2020 The King of Staten Island Ray Bishop
The Opening Act Barry
2021 The Guilty Nightclub Caller (voice)
Back Home Again Officer Quill (voice)
2022 Dog SFPD Officer O’Shaughnessy
TBA Old Dads Jack Also director, writer, producer; Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Townies Ryan Callahan Main cast
Comics Come Home 2 Himself TV movie
1998 Two Guys and a Girl Fitzey Episode: “Two Guys, a Girl and a Party”
2000 Showtime at the Apollo Himself Episode: “Episode #148”
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jogger Episode: “Maledictus”
2003 Comedy Central Presents Himself Episode: “Bill Burr”
I Love the ’80s Strikes Back Himself Episode: “1980”
2004 Chappelle’s Show Various Characters Recurring cast (season 2)
Shorties Watchin’ Shorties Himself Recurring cast
Just for Laughs Himself Episode: “Bill Burr”
2005 Weekends at the DL Himself Episode: “Episode #115”
One Night Stand Himself Episode: “Bill Burr”
2006 Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza Himself Episode: “Laffapalooza Volume 7”
Live at Gotham Himself/Host Episode: “Episode #14”
2007 Playing Chicken Tim TV movie
2008 Purgatory Himself TV movie
Down and Dirty with Jim Norton Himself Episode: “Episode #13”
2009 The Burr Effect Himself TV movie
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Himself/Comedy Guest Episode: “David Duchovny/Anna Friel/Bill Burr”
Top Story! Weekly Himself/Host TV Series
2010 Just for Laughs Himself Episode: “Cheech & Chong”
2011 The Green Room with Paul Provenza Himself Episode: “Episode #27”
2011–13 Breaking Bad Patrick Kuby Recurring cast (season 4), guest (season 5a), recurring cast (season 5b)
2012 Funny as Hell Himself Episode: “Episode #23”
2013 New Girl Bobby Episode: “Chicago”
2014 Maron Himself Episode: “The Joke”
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Himself Episode: “Smoking Past the Band”
Wicked Bites Himself Episode: “Comics Come Home XX”
2014–15 Kroll Show Detective Smart Recurring cast (season 2-3)
2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show Himself Episode: “My Friend the Priest”
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Himself/Panelist Episode: “State of the Black Protest”
The Art of Himself Episode: “The Art of Comedy”
Pariah Joe TV movie
2015–21 F Is for Family Frank Murphy (voice) Main cast; also writer, creator, and executive producer
2016 New Girl Bobby Episode: “Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt”
The Simpsons Boston Football Fan (voice) Episode: “The Town”
2018 Crashing Himself Episode: “Bill Burr”
2019–20 The Mandalorian Migs Mayfeld Episode: “Chapter 6: The Prisoner” & “Chapter 15: The Believer”
2020 Bob Saget’s Here for You Himself Episode: “Bill Burr Brilliantly Rips Bob a New One”
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host Episode: “Bill Burr/Jack White”
The Comedy Store Himself Main cast
2020, 2022 Puppy Dog Pals Butch (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Reservation Dogs Garrett Bobson Episode: “California Dreamin'”
30 for 30 Himself Episode: “Once Upon a Time in Queens, Part 3 & 4”
Immoral Compass Rick Main cast
2022 George Carlin’s American Dream Himself Episode: “Part 1”

Podcast

Year Title Role
2007–present Monday Morning Podcast Himself (host)
2010, 2021 Your Mom’s House Himself (guest)

Video games

Year Title Role
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Jason Michaels (voice)
2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

Comedy albums and specials

Year Title Notes
2003 Emotionally Unavailable CD release
Comedy Central Presents Stand-up half hour
2005 One Night Stand
2008 Why Do I Do This Image Entertainment
2010 Let It Go Netflix special
2012 You People Are All the Same Netflix special
2014 Live At Andrew’s House Limited vinyl release
2014 I’m Sorry You Feel That Way Netflix special
2017 Walk Your Way Out Netflix special
2019 Paper Tiger Netflix special
Nominated—Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
2021 Live From Madison Square Garden Vinyl release
2022 Friends Who Kill Netflix special
2022 Live at Red Rocks Netflix special

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