WANT TO GO?
WHERE: Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Ave., Huntington
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
INFO: Call 304-696-6656 or visit www.marshall.edu/muartserBurr will also be at the WVU Creative Arts Center in Morgantown at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Tickets are $25.75 to $49.75 (plus fees), available through Ticketmaster.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Like a lot of people, actor/comedian Bill Burr can't wait to see how AMC's "Breaking Bad" turns out.
Burr, who performs his standup show Wednesday night at Huntington's Keith-Albee Theater as part of the Marshall Artist Series, loves the show and said it just continues to blow him away.
He said. "Sunday night, I had my hand on my head. You just never know what's going to happen next."
Not even Burr, who has a part on the show, though admittedly the role is pretty small. The 45-year-old plays, Kuby, one of seedy attorney Saul Goodman's bodyguards and henchmen. Burr has appeared on the show a few of times since his character was introduced last season.
"I've had a lot of fun," he said. "I've been emotionally involved in the show since it started. The acting, the writing, the direction -- it's just so good, and to be part of it is kind of surreal. It's like getting sucked into your TV."
Burr was a "Breaking Bad" fan from the first episode.
He said, "Six episodes in I was calling my agent, telling him I need to get on that show. I could drive a truck, play a meth-head, whatever they wanted me to do."
It took awhile, but his agent finally made contact, and they impressed the show's producers enough to keep him in mind so that when the right part came along, they brought him in to read for it.
"Thank God, I had a good audition," he said. "It feels like I won a radio contest."
Being even a small part of the show, Burr said, has been pretty amazing, though he's not sure what's going to happen as "Breaking Brad" rolls unstoppably toward it's conclusion on Sept. 29.
"It's unreal and one of the most amazing experiences I've had in this business," he said.
His small part on "Breaking Bad" isn't Burr's only appearance in movies or TV. He was in "Stand Up Guys" with Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin, as well as "Date Night" with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. This summer, he appeared in the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy action-comedy hit "The Heat," and there are other films on the way.