Bill Burr shares memories of Maine on weekly podcast

On his weekly podcast from June 8, world famous comedian Bill Burr went into detail about his love for the state of Maine and the city of Portland, giving shout outs to the Piscataqua River Bridge, the old Comedy Connection in Portland, and southern Maine in general.



“I hope they realize how lucky they are,” he said about people who live in New England as he reflected on life in Los Angeles.

Burr, who grew up in Boston but now lives in L.A., also reminisced about driving on Route 1 from Maine to Massachusetts, and joked about the old Hilltop Steakhouse, an iconic New England institution in Saugus, MA that closed in 2013 and was demolished in 2015 after over 50 years in business.

To cap it off, Burr talks about going out for drinks in Portland on June 4 and watching the Stanley Cup Finals in the Old Port after his show at the Cross Insurance Arena.

He starts talking about Maine around the 9 minute mark (warning: adult language throughout):

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.