Trailer: Bill Burr makes directorial debut with Old Dads


Cancel your Sunday brunch plans and say a prayer for Philadelphia because Bill Burr is moving forward with his directorial debut with the comedy Old Dads, with the trailer arriving today.

Coming on Netflix on October 20th, Old Dads isn’t only directed by Bill Burr but is also written and produced by the fan favorite comedian. And yes, he also stars.

As per the official writeup courtesy of Netflix, Bill Burr’s Old Dads “The film follows three best friends (Bill Burr, Bobby Cannavale and Bokeem Woodbine) who become fathers later in life and find themselves battling preschool principals, millennial CEOs and anything created after 1987. This R-Rated comedy will have you laughing-out-loud with its relatable, edgy and generational spanning storyline.” The supporting cast also includes  Katie Aselton, Reign Edwards, Rachael Harris, Miles Robbins, and Jackie Tohn.

With Old Dads, Bill Burr seems to be making the natural progression from someone known strictly for being a comedian to big-time director, joining the likes of Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade), Jordan Peele (Get Out), Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and, uh, Bobcat Goldthwait (World’s Greatest Dad). The apparent tradition goes back decades, with the likes of Mel Brooks and Jerry Lewis doing the same; similarly, Burr has also cast himself in his movie.

Bill Burr has proven to be one of the biggest stand-up comedians on the scene, with albums going back two decades, seven Netflix specials and one Grammy nod (so far) for Best Comedy Album. He also played a recurring character on Breaking Bad, the animated series F Is for Family and Immoral Compass, for which he earned an Emmy nod Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Series. He also appeared in The King of Staten Island for the aforementioned Apatow.

At the time of announcing Old Dads, Bill Burr said, “I’m very excited to start shooting Old Dads…This comedy is based on my own and my co-writer, Ben Tishler’s, lives. Miramax has been awesome to work with and I think people are really going to like this movie.”

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