Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bill Burr is the 'new Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly

After the success of 'The Colbert Report', Comedy Central hopes to mine more comedy gold from opinion punditry. Funnyman Bill Burr has signed on to create a new show parodying the pundit template of "ranting passionately whilst knowing very little".

Comedy Central books Burr - Network sends comedian to 'Purgatory'
Comedy Central has inked a pilot deal with comedian Bill Burr for a project that would feature a weekly rant from him on topical issues...

Burr said the series will feature him as a talking head like "Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly ... with no reading, no research -- just strong opinions."

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