Comedian and actor Bill Burr ’93 is coming to Emerson College Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, for an evening discussion with students, alumni, and the public that will be moderated by former Friends executive producer Kevin Bright ’76, the founding director of Emerson Los Angeles (ELA).
Anyone interested in attending the free event may register on the ELA website. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at ELA, 5960 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Burr, a Boston-area native who stars in the Netflix special I’m Sorry You Feel That Way and the upcoming animated series F Is for Family, will discuss the business of comedy, making it in stand-up, and his road to success. The evening will include clips from Burr’s comedy career along with discussion.
Burr visited his alma mater in May 2013 to accept the Alumni Award of Distinction at the student-run EVVY Awards.
Hailed as a “comedian’s comedian” and dubbed the “undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor” by Rolling Stone, Burr has been working in comedy since the 1990s. Burr does more than 200 stand-up comedy shows each year. He has logged four hour-long stand-up comedy specials and appeared in the films Date Night and The Heat, as well as the fourth and fifth seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad, among other notable roles. F Is for Family, the new half-hour animated series based on his comedy, will debut to all Netflix territories later this year. In addition to his stand-up comedy, Burr also hosts the popular podcast Monday Morning Podcast.