Bill Burr on creating F is for Family
Bill Burr joined our podcast this week to talk about the new season of F is for Family on Netflix — just in time for its season 3 premiere, airing tonight (11/30). On the podcast, Bill talks about how the show got its start and what it's like to write and record on the show.
"It started off when I was a young comic. I would tell family stories on stage, and everyone would laugh, and no one questioned anything. They were just considered family stories. Then when I became a middle-aged and now old comic, everything got labeled as domestic abuse, mental abuse, bullying. I don't know .... So I just stopped telling them," Bill said. "I was just going, 'There's got to be a way to do it.' One day, I was walking my dog and it just hit me. I go, "Well, why don't I just animate it?"
F is for Family follows the story of the Murphy family during the 1970s. Bill voices the character of Frank Murphy, who's described as a short-tempered veteran. He lives with his wife, Sue (voiced by Laura Dern) and their three children.