Bill Burr is a fan of film and TV.
The comedian first gained notice for his recurring role on the second season of “Chappelle’s Show” and later as he made the late-night circuit on TV talk shows.
But it wasn’t until he was cast as Kuby in “Breaking Bad” that a dream of his came true.
“I’ve been a fan of the show the entire time,” he says. “And being on this show is when two worlds collided. My real world and my TV world. The two were intertwined for a bit and it was amazing.”
Burr says he would often find himself interacting with the TV while watching “Breaking Bad” because of his stint on the show.
“It was all insane for me,” he says. “It was one of the coolest jobs that I’ve ever had the chance of doing.”
Burr, who was raised in Boston, says that for his show in Albuquerque, he may make the drive from Los Angeles along Route 66. He wants to come out early to try and do a road trip around New Mexico and see where some films were shot.
“I’m a big fan of ‘No Country for Old Men,'” he says. “I want to see where Josh Brolin’s character went out for a hike. You know, just tool around out there before I have to do the show. When I was on ‘Breaking Bad,’ I would just fly in and do the scenes and then leave. Didn’t really have a chance to see anything.”
In addition to stand-up comedy and acting, Burr also hosts a podcast called “Monday Morning Podcast.”
He says it’s important for him to keep his creative juices flowing by participating in other ventures.
“I’ve been doing comedy for so long that a lot of my projects overlap with it,” he says. “There’s really no line drawn out for me.”
As for comedy, Burr says his material is taken from daily life.
“A lot of the stuff has happened to me, while others not so much,” he says. “For sure, I’m going to be talking about ‘Breaking Bad.’ Being on the show meant so much to me.”