Long before Bill Burr starred in The Mandalorian, and even before his role in Breaking Bad, Bill Burr was and still is a stand-up comedian. In fact, Bill Burr has been doing stand-up since 1992 when he was a student at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Burr released his first comedy special, Emotionally Unavailable, in 2003 on CD. The same year, Burr got his first half-hour Comedy Central special. Now Burr returns to Comedy Central, not with a comedy special, but hosting a new stand-up TV series called Bill Burr Presents: The Ringer.
Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers is a new stand-up series is created by All Things Comedy (ATC), a content creation studio founded by Burr and fellow comedian Al Madrigal. The upcoming Comedy Central TV show will feature “the best of the new best” comedians.
Each show will showcase three up-and-coming stand-up comedians, who will be interviewed by comedy legend Bill Burr before and after each performance. No pressure at all. The comedians will discuss the background, inspirations and talk shop about stand-up comedy.
Bill Burr Presents: The Ringer is part of a multi-project deal between Burr’s ATC and Comedy Central. The agreement also includes three hour-long comedy specials from three of Burr’s comedian friends: Paul Virzi, Jessica Kirson, and Ian Edwards.
All Things Comedy is also producing a new documentary about the late great Patrice O’Neal that will air on Comedy Central.
Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers has six initial episodes and debuts Friday, January 10 at 11:00PM ET/PT on Comedy Central.
The full schedule and featured comedians:
Friday, January 10th: Rosebud Baker; Jordan Temple; Josh Adam Meyers
Friday, January 17th: Kiry Shabazz; JF Harris; Rick Ingraham
Friday, January 24th: Ismael Loutfi; Luke Schwartz; Eleanor Kerrigan
Friday, January 31st: Caleb Synan; Chase Bernstein; Joey Villagomez
Friday, February 7th: Steph Tolev; Ron Taylor; Mark Ellis
Friday, February 14th: Gavin Matts; Brenton Biddlecombe; Punkie Johnson