Now here’s a guy we can all relate to: “I love my dog. I hate bankers. I have issues with women. In my head, I’m a great guy.” It should be stated that this was by far the most wholesome, slur-free quote I could pull from bad mouth comedian Bill Burr’s website bio. Burr will be doing stand-up and raining f-bombs on the audience at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, January 21st.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, here’s a quick run-down on funny man Bill Burr: he’s a day-walking ginger from Boston whose rising fame and appreciation isn’t just based on his foul hilarity; his unreal comic timing and ability to dish out original material leaves audiences in awe. Mind you, certain audiences (read: uptight) may be left feeling shocked or offended – Bill has no concept of a filter and clearly just doesn’t give a damn. That’s why we love him so!
Many may recall Bill from a 2006 incident in Philedelphia where an unruly and disrespectful crowd happened to be booing comedians all evening – an incident which gained him a whole lotta street cred with fans and fellow comedians alike. By the time Burr stepped on stage, “it was like ‘Apocalypse Now,'” says William Loeffler of the Pittsburgh Tribune.” Burr refused to back down. If they wanted to boo, he’d give them a reason. In a harangue he says was motivated by ‘pure anger,’ he launched into a flamethrowing, politically incorrect tirade that disparaged the Rocky statue, Philly cheese steaks and the city’s sports teams. He refused to relinquish the stage until he’d performed his entire 15-minute time slot.” It was the night that went down in history. “‘Eight minutes left!’ he’d interject, before calling into question the manhood of the Philadelphia Flyers.”
Bill Burr has produced stand-up specials for HBO and Comedy Central, regularly hops on XM Satellite Radio shows like Bob and Tom and Opie and Anthony, and has appeared on just about every late night show on TV. You’ve also probably caught him on Chappelle’s Show and a couple recent episodes of Breaking Bad. He has a weekly podcast which will make your dull Monday mornings feel like a hilarious Saturday night filled with bad decisions you’d rather not bring up the following morning.
Saturday, Jaunuary 21st at The Paramount Theatre, 8pm. Tickets and info.