Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself.
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.
From January through May 2019, Bill toured the U.K. and Europe and on March 4 & 5 he shot his sixth hour-long special at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This summer Bill is shooting the untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson film alongside Marisa Tomei, and he is working on the fourth season of his hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family. The third season premiered on November 30, 2018, the second season premiered on May 30, 2017, and the first season premiered on December 18, 2015.
Bill can be seen in the films, The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman, Daddy’s Home with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Black or White with Kevin Costner, Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks, The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, Stand Up Guys with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, and Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
Bill received raves for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad and he was seen in multiple episodes of the hit Comedy Central show, Kroll Show. He guest starred on Fox TV’s New Girl in 2013 and contributed to the 2012 and 2011 ESPYS.
One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast, is an off-the-cuff, twice-weekly rant that has become a fan favorite. Bill began the podcast in May of 2007.
Founded by Bill and Al Madrigal, All Things Comedy (ATC), is owned and operated by comedians, giving each comedian not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but to take ownership in the company that distributes it. Today, ATC is the leading comedy podcast network with over 50 shows hosted by some of the best comedians in the business. After experiencing rapid audience growth over the past five years, ATC has launched a full-scale studio creating digital series and a development slate for television and feature distribution. In the fall of 2018, ATC announced a production deal with Comedy Central to produce an original stand-up series hosted by Bill along with three one-hour stand-up specials. The first one-hour special under the deal, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, premiered on November 2, 2018 on Comedy Central. For more on ATC visit the website, subscribe to the ATC YouTube page and follow ATC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Bill returned to Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2018 after his sold-out debut at MSG on November 14, 2015, and he made his sold-out debut at Royal Albert Hall on June 6, 2018. Bill’s fifth hour-long stand-up special, Walk Your Way Out, premiered on Netflix on January 31, 2017. The special was shot on October 21, 2016 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. In the summer of 2016, his fourth European theatre tour brought Bill back to Ireland, the U.K., Amsterdam and he made first visits to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cologne, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium.
From January 27 through February 10, 2015 Bill made his first tour of theaters in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai. On December 5, 2014, Bill premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix; the special was recorded on June 20, 2014 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. On September 30, 2014, Bill released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records. In July of 2014, Bill received the Stand-up Comedian of the Year Award from the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. In December 2013, his third European theater tour played to rave reviews in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Reykjavik.
In October 2012, Bill released his third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, available for download exclusively through his website and streaming on Netflix. Bill starred in two hour-long specials on Comedy Central: Bill Burr: Let It Go (2010) is available as a DVD, a digital audio download and on Netflix; Why Do I Do This? (2008) is available on CD, DVD and Netflix.
Simon & Schuster released the book, Cheat, written by Bill, Joe DeRosa and Robert Kelly in October 2012. The book was inspired by the short film, Cheat, which Burr, DeRosa and Kelly produced, co-wrote and star in. Based on a true story, the film made its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and screened at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Bill is against organized religion and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency. None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information. He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.