You know your friend who spends all his time talking about how political correctness is ruining society? And you know how he’s incredibly unfunny? Okay, imagine if he were funny—really, really funny—and that’s Bill Burr. With a skeptical, masculine sensibility and little regard for who he offends, Burr has cemented his status as a comedy legend in recent years after a long career as a comedian’s comedian. He’s a Massachusetts boy, if you couldn’t tell by his accent, and he got his start in the Boston stand-up scene in 1992. Of course, all roads lead to New York for comics on the Eastern seaboard, and Burr moved to the Big Apple in 1995. That’s where he cut his teeth as a stand-up, becoming a regular at the city’s foremost comedy clubs and forming friendships with other talented comedians.
Slowly but surely, Bill Burr started to reach a wider audience beyond New Yorkers and serious comedy heads. In 2004, he appeared in three episodes of the wildly popular Chappelle’s Show, and in 2008 he was a voice actor in the iconic Grand Theft Auto video game series. That same year, he landed his first stand-up special, titled Why Do I Do This? It was the first of his now five stand-up specials, with the most recent, Walk Your Way Out, dropping on Netflix in 2017. Furthering his propensity for appearing on some of the greatest television programs of all time, he played the role of Kuby in five episodes of Breaking Bad. In 2017, Rolling Stone named him the 17th best comedian of all-time. All. Time.