Comedian Bill Burr likes to bitch.
But sometimes he isn`t fully informed on the topic he`s bitching about.
“I`ve always felt that I`m like that loud guy in the bar going off on everything,” Burr said, “and at first, my rant is really starting to make sense. Then at the last second, you start connecting the dots and realize that I flunked everything in school and you just sort of laugh at me.”
Who: Bill Burr
When: 8 tonight; 8 and 10 tonight; 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver
His art of turning cynical and uninformed logic into wit — props to the moronic tendencies of the human race — proves for pure comedic droll.
Burr, a regular on Season 2 of “Chappelle`s Show,” is a regular standup in the late night circuit with David Letterman and Conan O`Brien and recently was seen in “Date Night” with Tina Fey and Steve Carell. He`ll headline Comedy Works in downtown Denver this weekend.
Some advice for the crowd: Perhaps don`t piss him off. And for sure don`t boo him off the stage. He will tell you things about your mother that will make the raunchiest creature cringe, as seen in a 10-plus minute uproarious tirade on a Philadelphia stage in 2006.
But don`t worry. We`re not alone here. Much of his entertainment involves making fun of himself.
“I like to pick myself apart and explore the areas in my life where I wished I`d behaved in a different way than I did and made a complete ass of myself,” said Burr, who began standup in the early `90s.
Through his years of standup, he said he believes comedy is at a high point right now.
“There are ebbs and flows in comedy, just like any other business,” he said. “But it`s one of the most prolific times right now for comedians where we`re really in control.
“Now we can partner up with production companies. We can put up the money — we can make our own comedy specials.”
In 2008, Burr`s hour special, “Why Do I Do This?,” premiered on Comedy Central, and on Sept. 19, his second one-hour standup special, “Bill Burr: Let It Go,” airs on the network, too.
He is also shooting a pilot for Comedy Central that will co-star comedian Kevin Hart.
Burr, hailing from Boston, credits much of his hard work to the growing talent in the standup world — like Louis C.K., Tracey Morgan, Mike Epps and Hart.
“There are so many guys out there right now who are absolutely hilarious and I think that`s pushing everybody else to write,” Burr said. “They inspire me to work harder.”
But don`t worry, his plans to write a children`s book in the future still has his lazy side shining.
“The reason I want to write a children`s book is because I`m lazy and they`re only like 20 pages long with big pictures. So it`s basically a 20-sentence story,” he said. “And I still haven`t completed it. That shows you how fucking lazy I am.”
But he`ll never abandon standup, which he loves. Minus the travel, as he misses his pit bull.
“She`s awesome. One of the great things about coming off the road is how ridiculously excited she gets,” Burr said. “But can I recommend dog training to everybody? You get to learn how the dog thinks and communicates and you just have a nice chilled out dog that can also rip apart an intruder if need be. So you get the best of both worlds.
“I say she`s like a gun you can pet.”