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Comedian Bill Burr Gives Us a Tour of Boston

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Comedian Bill Burr moved from New York to Los Angeles several years ago, but his hometown and starting place in comedy is Boston. Why are we showing this two-part tour video (Part 1 above, Part 2 below) of Boston that we made with Burr a couple weeks ago? We've done several tours of LA, Hollywood, and New York with Burr over the past few years, and some readers here complained about Burr's attitude toward his city of residence.

These videos prove that he doesn't hold back anything, even against his hometown. Also, there are a lot of Beantown expatriates in greater L.A. that would love to get a street-level view of their beloved city.

Burr is on a roll right now. After appearing several times in the recently concluded and amazing season of "Breaking Bad" as well as a series of sold out shows at the Montréal Just for Laughs Festival, Burr starts a tour of Europe today before heading to headline Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 11th. If you're a comedy club rat, you may have seen Burr trying out his new set of material in guest spots at various clubs in and around L.A., including the Irvine Improv just a few days ago.

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Comedy Central is the host of the New York Comedy Festival where Burr is performing at in November, so I'm hopeful that his big show will be recorded in some way. This is, after all, the big time.

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