Comedian and Emerson alumnus Bill Burr shares hilarious stories about the business of stand-up comedy
WHAT: Emerson College Los Angeles invites the public to a free evening of laughs with comedian, writer and actor Bill Burr ’93, star of the Netflix special I’m Sorry You Feel That Way and the upcoming animated series F Is for Family. Burr 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 and a moderated discussion with ELA Founding Director Kevin Bright ’76.
For more information and to register, visit http://connection.emerson.edu/billburr.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 7:30-9:30 pm.
WHERE: Emerson College Los Angeles, 5960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHO: Hailed as a “comedian’s comedian” and dubbed the “undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor” by Rolling Stone, Bill 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 the comedy of Burr, 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.
HOW: To register for the event, visit http://connection.emerson.edu/billburr.
PARKING: Paid public parking lots are available at the Hollywood Palladium and Fonda Theatre. After parking, check in with security in the second floor lobby at Emerson College Los Angeles.
About Emerson College Los Angeles
Based in Boston, Emerson College, the world’s premier center for the study and practice of communication and the arts, was the first East Coast college to establish a residential study and internship program in Los Angeles in the 1980s. The College’s new permanent facility, located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, represents a significant commitment to the city and to the entertainment and communication industries. Designed by internationally renowned architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects, the Gold LEED–certified facility had its grand opening in March 2014. More than 4,300 Emerson students have already participated in internships at renowned film studios, media outlets, marketing agencies, and related enterprises in LA. For more information on Emerson College Los Angeles, visit emerson.edu/ela.