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Bill Burr

8 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.


Nobody personifies wise-ass East Coast standup like the Boston-born Bill Burr. (He once told an entire crowd of heckling Philadelphians, "I hope your mother has herpes in the center of her asshole.") Yet he's scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in November thanks to his crossover appeal: Burr harbors the same dark feelings that "enlightened" people do, only he's got the guts to admit it and to mock himself for it. With his hugely popular podcast and a recent role in the show Breaking Bad, Burr has announced himself as a comedic artist at the very top of his game.

For Fans Of: Nick DiPaolo, Lewis Black, Chris Rock, impolitic rants.