Bill Burr gets to launch a career tonight when Paul Virzi’s one-hour Comedy Central special debuts at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This is the first of three stand-up specials in the network’s deal with All Things Comedy, the production banner co-founded by Burr and Daily Show alum Al Madrigal.
“Paul’s growth as a comedian over the last five years has been amazing to watch,” Burr said in a press release. “He has found his voice and developed into a monster headlining act. I’ve seen him destroy in every imaginable situation and it’s great to see him get a one-hour special.”
Virzi is a stand-up comedian whose podcast The Virzi Effect is part of the All Things Comedy podcast network. He frequently tours with Burr when not headlining himself. His comedy album Night At The Stand was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. His TV credits include TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.
Executive producer Pete Davidson insists Virzi is “long overdue for a one-hour special. He’s relatable to all ages and really takes you on a journey.”
Burr and Madrigal announced a deal with Comedy Central back in September under the All Things Comedy production banner. The deal includes three one-hour stand-up specials and an original stand-up series hosted by Burr. All Things Comedy is unique in that it is owned and operated by comedians. Not only do they provide opportunities for comedians to create funny content, but those comics get to take ownership in the company itself. Its podcast network boasts over 50 shows (for full disclosure, the now-defunct Laughspin Podcast was a part of the network).
Be sure to watch Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This tonight on Comedy Central or stream it on CC.com or the Comedy Central App beginning November 3.