|NET WORTH:||$12 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Stand-up comedian, Actor|
|Born:||June 10, 1968|
|Birth Name:||William Frederick Burr|
|Height:||5ft. 10in. (1.78m)|
The Unapologetically Funny One: Bill Burr
There are various genres of films and shows, but comedy is one that is liked by everyone alike. Who wouldn’t want to have a good laugh every once in awhile? The comedy genre is further divided into many forms, such as satire, parody, dry wit, screwball comedy, black comedy, scatological humor, etc. Each of these unique forms presents different kinds of content, all with the intent of being humorous or amusing. Comedy has also been used to throw light upon various social issues to create awareness in a way that is both impactful and enjoyable. The most popular kind of comedy is a romantic comedy, where a flourishing romance is shown in a humorous manner and focuses on the flaws in the characters who fall in love.
Comedy can also be a performing art, given that it can be presented to alive audience. Performing arts like theatre have been around for a very long time. It is largely consumed by people ageing 50 and above. But a form of performing arts had taken the entertainment scene by storm some time ago and was well received by youngsters and older people alike. Stand-up comedy has really revolutionized the way comedy is looked at today. Originating in New York, stand-up comedy involves a solo performer presenting jokes to a live audience and directly interacting with the audience in a somewhat spontaneous manner. Stand-up comedy as we see it today has its roots in the comics like Mark Twain and Bob Hope.
There have been many stand-up comedians who have also dived into the world of acting, one of them being Bill Burr. He is famous for being a part of the animated sitcom ‘F is for Family’ and has also starred in the hugely popular crime drama series ‘Breaking Bad’. He has worked as a stand-up comedian, and actor, a podcaster in mediums like tv, film and radio. Bill Burr is the co-founder of the network ‘All Things Comedy’ and has hosted a comedy podcast titled ‘The Monday Morning Podcast’.
Burr’s style of comedy is a mix of various genres, namely observational comedy, blue comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, off color humor, satire and sarcasm. His performances have touched various subjects throughout his career, including conspiracy theories, marriages, politics, dating, fatherhood, race, religion, self-deprecation, etc. He’s not one to shy away from presenting controversial topics, in fact, he is known for his unapologetic humor. He has been a part of numerous shows and films and has also voiced the character, Jason Micheals, in the video game ‘GrandTheft Auto’.
● Full name: William Frederick Burr
● Popularly known as Bill Burr
● Date of birth: 10th June 1968
● Age: 52 years old
● Height: 1.78m (5’8”)
● Place of birth: Canton, Massachusetts, USA
● Marital status: Married
● Spouse(s): Nia Hill (2013 - present)
● No. of children: 2
● Present since: 1992
● Bill Burr Net Worth: $12 million
Born as William Frederick Burr to parents Lina Ann and Robert Edmund Burr, Bill Burr is of German - Irish descent. He was born on June 10th, 1968in Canton Massachusetts. He had four brothers and one sister growing up. Bill Burr finished high school in 1987 and got enrolled in Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in radio from Emerson in 1993. His journey with comedy started when he tried his hand at standup for a college competition. He used to work in warehouses before he started his comedy career. His inspiration to take up a career in comedy were George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.
Bill Burr started his comedy career in 1992. To take the next step in his career, he moved to New York in 1994. He made his TV debut in the comedy series ‘Townies’ in 1996. From there, he went on to star in tv series like Two Guys and a Girl, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Chappelle’s Show, Breaking Bad, New Girl, and many more. Bill Burr made his debut in films with the comedy thriller ‘Perfect Fit’ in 2001.
He made his mark as a comedian, and in 2003 he released his first-ever standup album, ‘Emotionally Unavailable’. He became a regular on late-night talk shows such as ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. Іn 2007, Віll Burr started hоѕtіng thе comedy podcast “The Моndау Моrnіng Роdсаѕt.” Тhе соmеdу роdсаѕt bесаmе араrt оf thе dіgіtаl mеdіа ѕtudіо thаt hе со-fоundѕ аlоng wіth thе соmеdіаnаnd асtоr Аl Маdrіgаl саllеd Аll Тhіngѕ Соmеdу, іn 2012. The podcast has featured mаnу guеѕtѕ аnd соmеdіаnѕ, including Віll Вurr’ѕ wіfе Nia Hill who herself is an actress, writer and producer. She is featured on the podcastfrоm tіmе tо tіmе.
Віll Вurr has also been a part of the vеrу hіgh grоѕѕіng romantic соmеdуmovie “Dаtе Nіght” іn 2010, ѕtаrrіng Ѕtеvе Саrеll, Маrk Wаhlbеrg, МіlаКunіѕ, аnd оthеrѕ. He also acted in movies like Stand Up Guys, Daddy’s Home and its sequel, The Front Runner, etc. Не hаѕ also lent his vоісе fоrthе ‘Grаnd Тhеft Аutо ІV’ vіdео gаmе рlауіng ‘Јаѕоn Місhаеlѕ’. Віll Вurrарреаrеd іn 5 еріѕоdеѕ оf thе mega hit сrіmе, drama, аnd thrіllеr ТV ѕеrіеѕ“Вrеаkіng Ваd,” роrtrауіng Раtrісk Кubу’ѕ сhаrасtеr.
By 2010 Burr was a comedy star. He released many of his comedy special son Comedy Central and Netflix. In 2015 he released an animated show which he co-wrote, ‘F is for Family’ on Netflix. It’s loosely based on his childhood and has been a big success. Last year he released another comedy special on Netflix titled ‘Paper Tiger’.
In a career spanning over two decades, Burr has accumulated quite the fortune through his wide variety of work. He has done plenty of acting roles, released comedy specials, hosted podcasts, and more, and all his hard work has been worth it. His style of humor might not be appreciated by all, but those who do love his work a whole lot. It comes as no surprise, but Burr’s extensive work has paid off nicely for him. Some reports estimate that his net worth is $8 million, but others say he’s worth almost $12 million.
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