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Bill Burr : biography

June 10, 1968 -

William "Bill" Burr (born June 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcast host.

Discography

  • 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]

Career

Burr began stand-up at age 23. In 1995, he moved to New York City and lived there for eight months. Burr then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked on a number of film and television projects. He returned to New York in 1999 and moved back to Los Angeles in 2008. He performs over 150 shows annually, had two movies released in 2006, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. He appeared in five episodes of Chappelle's Show in early 2004, and his HBO One Night Stand special aired in September 2005. Burr has appeared on the Bob and Tom Show, as well as on the Opie and Anthony Show on XM Satellite Radio, sometimes sitting in when third member Jim Norton is away.

On December 16, 2006, Burr hosted a three-hour radio show on Opie and Anthony's XM radio channel program The Virus, titled Uninformed with Bill Burr & Joe DeRosa from 9pm to 12am.http://www.myspace.com/uninformedradio The second Uninformed show aired on February 10, 2007, from 9pm to 12am, and the show has continued to run on an irregular schedule about once a month. Since Burr's move to Los Angeles, it has primarily been a pre-taped show, rather than live.

In September 2007, Burr signed with Colorado independent label What Are Records?. An expanded version of his 2003 debut album Emotionally Unavailable was released on October 16, 2007. Emotionally Unavailable carries content previously available only in Burr’s stand-up shows. It features a completely unedited set with Burr covering topics from rednecks to inadvertent racism to relationship books to crazy people on the subway. The Expanded Edition augments that album with previously unreleased highlights from a different tour: the Houston stop of the I'm Rich Biatch Tour, which Bill co-headlined with Chappelle's Show cast mates Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings. Much of the material from this tour later turned up on his HBO stand-up special.

As with other comics associated with The Opie & Anthony Show, in 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV. In the game, Bill plays 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 special Let it Go premiered on Comedy Central on September 18, 2010, and was recorded at The Fillmore West in San Francisco. Burr's special, You People Are All The Same, premiered in 2012 as a Netflix exclusive.

Bill 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 Kuby.

Since May 2007, Bill Burr has recorded a weekly one-hour podcast, in which he speaks without reservation and off the cuff about his past and recent experiences, going on tour, and sports. It is called Bill Burr's Monday Morning Podcast. He was the first person to ever host a podcast on his birthday in 2013 http://billburr.com/podcast Occasionally, he is joined by his girlfriend Nia Hill, depending on whether she is present in their house or not. Burr also appears as a guest on other comedians' podcasts, such as The Adam Carolla Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, WTF with Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick's 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.

Early life

Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts. His father was a dentist. Burr is of German and Irish descent. He attended Emerson College, where he majored in Radio and had an early morning slot on college radio.

Filmography

  • Perfect Fit (2001)
  • Passionada (2002)
  • Twisted Fortune (2007)
  • Date Night (2010)
  • Stand Up Guys (2012)
  • Walk of Shame (2013)
  • The Heat (2013)

Personal life

Burr's brother, Robert, is a selectman and was briefly a candidate to fill Massachusetts' vacant seat in the United States Senate, after Ted Kennedy's death in 2009.

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