"If I don't get cut out of them," he muttered.
The movies and TV shows are great, but that's not what's bringing Burr to Huntington. At the Keith-Albee, he'll bring his standup act.
Burr described his comic delivery as breezy, but what he's talking about are whip-smart observations about human nature. In his recent comedy special, "You People are All the Same," currently available on Netflix, he covered gun ownership, his misguided love for his pitbull and the different way men and women argue.
"Men and women argue differently," he said. "For men, it's about whose stronger. It all comes from physical strength. With women, it's mental strength.
"When two women fight, it's about who can make the other person madder. So...automatically, when you're a guy arguing with a woman, it's automatically an away game, and you're basically bringing a knife to a gun fight."
Most of the time, Burr said, it's better to not even get involved.
He's also not afraid to challenge people and make them a little uncomfortable to get to the joke. With very careful logic, Burr can deconstruct accepted norms and common sense statements like, "There's never a reason to beat a woman."
Burr asserts that there might be reasons to beat them.
At its face, it's shocking that he'd disagree, that he could say, "Yes, there might be reasons to beat a woman," but Burr isn't recommending or supporting violence against women or anyone else.
Actually, he says the very opposite.
"There are always reasons to beat someone. They're easy to come up with. You can list them off. You just don't do it. You never do."
Burr challenges pretending the thought never enters anyone's mind. He challenges the way a common saying is accepted as gospel, when really it's flawed statement.
He's trying to make his audience think a little, which goes well with the laughs.
Burr said he was looking forward to coming to Huntington.
"I've been to West Virginia before," he said. "I think I came through on a colleges tour about 10 years ago. It's a really beautiful state, and I love performing at places a little off the beaten path."
The audiences make all the difference.
"You get a lot of people who have to drive a ridiculous amount of time to go see someone," he said. "The crowds in the smaller places are just really warm and glad to have you."
It's a good thing, he said.
"I really can't wait for the show."Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.