Standup Comedy

Bill Burr: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Bill Burr

Bill Burr is a standup comic. His ferocious style is leavened by the fact that he often trains the ferociousness on himself. His latest special, now on CD and DVD, is Let It Go. He also hosts the Monday Morning Podcast, which is about football and the vicissitudes of the life of Bill Burr.

Burr talks with Jesse Thorn about why he makes it difficult for himself on stage, about shouting down crowds and about fighting to be a better person.

A Match Made In Heaven

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The other day, Mike Birbiglia called me. It's always a pleasure to hear from Mike, who's just as nice a guy in real life as he seems on stage, but in this case, he had a specific issue that needed addressing.

He'd just heard Kasper Hauser's This American Life parodies. His question was simple: "Are they as funny in real life as they are on these audio bits?"

Yes. They are.

"So, do you think they might want to open for me in San Francisco?"

Yes, I'm sure they would.

"Do you have their number?"

Yes, I do.

And it was settled.

Kasper Hauser are opening for Mike at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on October 19th.

Be there, or be square.

Comedy: Nick Adams on the Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Nick Adams

Standup comedian Nick Adams is the author of Making Friends with Black People and a writer on the upcoming NBC sitcom Perfect Couples. He performed this set at The Sound of Young America Presents: Laugh Night at Art Share in Los Angeles.

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