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The Secret to Bill Burr's Success

Bill Burr was never an overnight sensation. It happened gradually. He's a comedian who has been so consistently hilarious, so consistently impassioned about his jokes, and so consistently on edge that after two decades, hardly anybody can remember a time when they didn't know Bill Burr.

But that's not to say that he's never the subject of widespread media interest. In 2006, Bill Burr walked onto a stage in Philadelphia in front of an audience that had booed and jeered every comedian who had come up before him, and they treated him the same. That became his shining moment. Bill Burr unleashed a torrent of witty rage that was so [...]

Netflix Orders an Animated Series Created by and Starring Bill Burr

Not long after FX ordered a comedy pilot starring Bill Burr, the standup already has another series in the works over at Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has greenlit a six-episode animated series created by Burr and Simpsons writer/producer Michael Price called F is for Family, which will center on "the Murphy family in the 1970’s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport." Burr will voice the father role of Frank Murphy with Laura Dern and Justin Long voicing his wife and son. Burr will also serve as an executive producer on the series alongside [...]

Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Standup Specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Handler

Netflix is embarking on a big push into standup specials. The streaming network recently announced premiere dates for five new standup specials from Bills Burr and Cosby, Chelseas Handler and Peretti (Handler's special was previously announced), and Aussie comic Jim Jefferies spanning from August 29th through December 5th. "“Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches," said Netflix exec Lisa Nishimura along with the announcement”. "We are thrilled to bring this diverse slate of talent and their unique, multi-faceted and hilarious points of view exclusively to our members [...]

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 Explains Why Black Friday Is the Worst on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Bill Burr's visit to last night's Conan, where he breaks down why Black Friday is both the worst and saddest thing in America: "There is nothing in Walmart worth getting trampled over." Watch more clips from Bill's interview below:

FX Orders a Pilot from the 'It's Always Sunny' Guys Starring Bill Burr

Bill Burr might be FX's next comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has ordered a comedy pilot starring Burr called Pariah. Co-created by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia writing/producing team John and Dave Chernin, Pariah follows "a volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Burr) who, after an on-air meltdown, is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills." Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney is also on board to direct the pilot and serve as co-executive producer alongside Burr, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton. Other comedy projects currently in the works at FX and FXX include The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, [...]

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. 

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Here's the Trailer for Bill Burr's Netflix Special 'I'm Sorry You Feel That Way'

In addition to landing an upcoming Netflix animated series and starring role in the FX pilot Pariah, Bill Burr has a new standup special premiering on Netflix this Friday called I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. The streaming network released the full trailer today, which covers Burr's thoughts on everything from overpopulation and child labor to how much Scientology and Christianity have in common.

Bill Burr's 'Live at Andrew's House' Is Out on Vinyl September 30th

Comedy vinyl lovers can add a new album to their collection when Bill Burr releases Live at Andrew's House later this month. Recorded live at his November 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, Live at Andrew's House will given a special release on September 30th through Third Man Records only on vinyl, with pre-sale orders starting next week on September 16th. "As a standup comedian, to get to perform at Carnegie Hall is a milestone; so when I found out that I got that gig I knew I wanted to document the performance," Burr said in a press release. "Most of the material on this album is the same material [...]

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.