Bill Burr, ready for a break

Bill Burr recently had his own HBO half-hour special, and I wanted to know what he meant in a MySpace blog posting about moving 20 minutes from the end of his set to the front. "Early in my career, joke order was really important, because you had no idea what you were doing…I knew you had to get ’em quick. You wanted to start off, Vinny Favorito told me this, you want to start with your second-best joke and end with your best joke…(in between)…I feel there has to be a flow to your ideas where you go from one to the other and it becomes this seemless thing. I know what I’m talking about upfront and I know what I’m ending with. If I do an hour, from 12 minutes in to 40 minutes is up in the air with what I’m going to talk about…if it’s even going to be prepared, if I’m going to be screwing around…that’s what made the HBO special so much fun…I 70 percent knew what I was going to talk about in the middle." "I’ve written a whole new hour since I did the HBO thing last year. That’s something I’m really proud of. always want to stay ahead of people who saw me on TV. They think they want to see what you said on TV, but there’s always something about...

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