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Bill Burr Responds to 'Rolling Stone' Calling Him "The New Louis C.K."

Standup Bill Burr went on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last night, and Bell asked him about Rolling Stone dubbing him "The New Louis C.K.," which he has a few problems with. Burr says, "I don't know why they wrote that. 'Oh, he's a balding redhead. I think they're the same thing' … I don't like how they're talking about him like he's not the king. He's the king. All I do is tell jokes. He tells jokes, puts out specials faster than I do; he's writing, acting, and directing in arguably the funniest show on TV. I just do standup in strip malls." He adds, "I don't [...]

Bill Burr Has Some Pretty Great Ideas for Paula Deen and Other Disgraced Media Figures

The great Bill Burr was on Conan last night, and he used the opportunity to talk about Paula Deen and other disgraced media figures who we all know will eventually come crawling back onto our TV sets. I do like his idea of the Disgrace Channel, where people who have let their inner awfulness come out can atone publicly while they wait for corporations to realize they can still make them money. Get on it, Comcast.

Zach Galifianakis Drops by 'Who Charted?', 'The Long Shot' Rings in 100 Episodes, and More!

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy. 

Bradford: The Fogelnest Files #3 – Jon Hendren

What sets Jake Fogelnest’s [...]

The New York Times Explains Alternative Comedy to Your Dad

"Almost immediately after his podcast went public, [Bill] Burr’s assault was dissected by the very comedy nerds he disdained, on all the most popular comedy blogs and Web sites. In fact, the odds are good that many of his listeners are the 'awkward nerds' he disparaged: devout comedy acolytes who perform semiprofessionally in supportive rooms where there is no cover charge and failed jokes are reliably greeted not with heckling or thrown bottles, but with a gentle round of polite applause." – Andrew Clark, for the New York Times Magazine, writing about the rise of the comedy nerd and Bill Burr's rant against the alternative comedy scene.

Bill Burr Tells a Story About Bombing in Front of Eddie Murphy

Here's standup Bill Burr on Conan's web series Starstruck, telling a story about the time he was on tour in 2004 and got nervous and had a bad set in front of Eddie Murphy.

Bill Burr Doesn't Like the Grammys, People on the Internet, or Having His Own Show

Here's Bill Burr on Conan last night, going off on a variety of topics and explaining why he doesn't want to be President or have his own TV show, which are pretty much the same thing.

Bill Burr Hates Boston Sports and Just About Everything Else

The very funny Bill Burr stopped by Conan last night to promote his new comedy special, You People Are All the Same, and he ended up setting some kind of world record for criticizing the most things in the least amount of time. In just five minutes, Burr went off on bandwagon Boston fans, sports mascots, campfire songs, Steve Jobs, political conventions, the people who watch political conventions, guys with Tennessee signs, and people who illegally download comedy specials, all without stopping to take a breath.

What Do You Think of Bill Burr's Rant Against the Alternative Comedy Scene?

Whoa. Bill Burr took a controversial stance on alternative comedy on his Monday Morning Podcast, blaming The Office for the rise of "awkward" nerd humor and railing against babyfaced alt comics for being their lack of toughness.

“I resent the alternative comedy scene for one reason only,” he says. “That scene created a situation; it basically distilled all of the horror out of attempting to be a comedian. No heckling, no drunks, no obnoxious behavior, no aggressiveness [from the crowd]; every fucking reason it takes balls to be a comedian; every fucking reason that people wanted to be a comic but never fucking did it, they’ve removed [those [...]

Larry David, Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, and More to Play New York Comedy Fest 2013

The New York Comedy Festival is turning 10 this year, and they're drawing some pretty big names this time around. The organizers behind the fest, which is produced in association with Comedy Central, announced the 2013 lineup yesterday. Larry David is set to engage in a one-on-one conversation with comedy vet David Steinberg, who hosts the Showtime interview series Inside Comedy. The roster also features Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Swardson, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Jim Jefferies, and Bill Maher, who will be playing at the festival's prestigious venues like Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and Town Hall. Tickets [...]

Talking to Bill Burr About His New Special, His Alt-Room Statements, False Outrage, and More

Bill Burr would like to remind you that he is a comedian. It’s not that many, many people don’t know that — he’s the host of the very popular Monday Morning Podcast, and last year he received the Comedian of the Year Award from the Boston Comedy Festival. But if you are inclined to take the self-styled “uninformed logic” of his act at face value, he’d kindly remind you that he’s just joking.

Burr’s latest special, You People Are All the Same, premiered on Netflix last month; it is now available as a $5 DRM-free download on his site. I got the chance to speak with him [...]

Bill Burr's Next Hour Special Premieres on Netflix This Week

I said, Burr! It's cold in here. There must be some stand-up in the atmosphere. (Yuck. Sorry for that.) Bill Burr announced on his podcast, Monday Morning Podcast, that his new stand-up special, "You People Are All The Same," will debut on Netflix this Thursday, August 16. The location is noteworthy, in that Burr's previous two specials originally aired on Comedy Central. This probably says as much about the state of Netflix as it does Comedy Central. People are looking for new way to release specials and Netflix is happy to be one of those ways. Burr's previous specials are already on Netflix, so watch those in anticipation. [...]