Sports fans, listen up! This weekend, you’ll have a chance take part in a new tradition over at All Things Comedy, the podcast/multimedia network founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal. On Sunday at 1 p.m., Ol’ Billy Redface himself will go live on Facebook from the All Things Comedy studios to watch the Steelers vs. Dolphins NFC Wild Card game alongside his fans. The stream will be exactly what it sounds like; Burr (and potentially a guest) lounging on a couch, making his signature commentary on both the game and the commercials in- between.
Anyone who listens to Burr’s stand-up or his Monday Morning Podcast knows that he’s a huge fan of the NFL, and like all things in this world, he feels very passionately about it. Burr’s football commentary is great, because there is a part of him that is a hapless fan who can’t help but love the game, and the other part of him is a tireless skeptic that can’t help but rip into the ridiculousness that often surrounds sporting events, be it the players, the fans, or just the pomp and circumstance of it all.
Last week, Burr and comedian Bert Kreischer got together to watch the Michigan vs. Florida State game; you can check out that video below. Admittedly, it’s not the most stirring content, as it is literally just two guys sitting and watching a football game together. That, however, is what makes it so cool; This is what people do when they watch a game, they bullshit and eat snacks. Having the ability to feel like you’re doing that right alongside one of the greatest comics alive is pretty awesome.
Be sure to head over to the All Things Comedy Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 8th to join Burr during his live stream.
Watch Burr live react to the FSU v Michigan game with Bert Kreischer in late December here.