Bill Burr - Personal Life and Career

Stand-up comedian William “Bill” Burr was born in Canton, Massachusetts, on June 10, 1968. He started his stand-up career at age 23 after attending Emerson College and he has since amazed his audiences with his talent. In his shows, he mainly talks about dating, human sexuality, race relations, political correctness, professional sports.

Personal Life

Bill Burr’s father was a dentist, and Bill worked as a hygienist for a short time. He had his education at Emerson College and in 1995, Bill moved to New York City to start his stand-up career. He performed there for eight months and then moved to Los Angeles California, 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, where he currently resides. The City of Angels seems an unlikely place for the resolutely down-to-earth Burr, and he admits he hated it when he first arrived. But the weather, the greenery, the pace of life and the lively comedy scene have all worked their magic on him.

He is a Boston Bruins fan and periodically blogs for Burr also admitted on Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Podcast that he is afraid of the ocean because of the movie Jaws.

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


Stand-up comedian Bill Burr performs over three hundred shows annually. In early 2004, he appeared in two episodes of Chappelle's Show, and in September 2005, his HBO One Night Stand special aired. Along with many other projects, Burr has also been a guest comedian 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. He has also performed on the Comedy Central Presents show.

In 2006, as he became more famous, Burr 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.

On December 16, 2006, Burr hosted a three-hour radio show on Opie and Anthony's XM radio channel program The Virus, on Channel 202 named "Uninformed with Bill Burr & Joe DeRosa" from 9pm-12am. The second Uninformed show aired February 10, 2007 from 9pm-12am, and the show has continued to run on an irregular schedule about once a month.

Since May 2007, Bill Burr has recorded a weekly 1 hour podcast. In his podcast, which is notionally uploaded Monday mornings, Bill rants and rambles with cynical insights into the world of comedy, sports, relationships, religion, politics, customer service, and conspiracy theories.

In September 2007, Burr signed with Colorado independent label What Are Records?. His debut album Emotionally Unavailable: Expanded Edition was released October 16, 2007 and carries content previously available only in Burr’s stand-up shows. The Expanded Edition augments that album with previously unreleased highlights from a different tour - the Houston stop of the I’m Rich Biatch. Much of the material from this tour later turned up on Burr’s 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 The Lost MC in the mission "No Love Lost".

In 2009, he reprized his role in the game's expansion pack The Lost and Damned.

In 2010 Bill Burr appeared in the movie "Date Night" as Detective Walsh. He also appears as a guest on other comedians' podcasts, such as Adam Carolla's podcast (June 16, 2010), The Joe Rogan Experience (June 16, 2010), WTF with Marc Maron(January 11, 2010), and Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast (June 29, 2010) Burr was also the very first guest on the Tom Green podcast

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