Dangerous Neighbors

Bill Burman

Bill Burman

Bill Burman has been crafting artisanal sketch comedy for more than thirty years. In the early 1980s, he co-founded, wrote and performed for the Santa Cruz comedy troupe Flesh City, which City on a Hill's Jason Roberts wrote "was as good as the original Second City or Firesign Theater." In 1991 he received his bachelor's in English from San Jose State University, where he won the Phelan Award for Best Comedy and Satire, and minored in theater. Writing for the Metro weekly in San Jose in the early 1990s, he penned numerous theater reviews and feature stories. Conspiring with former members of Flesh City in 1993, he created Dangerous Neighbors, and since then he has been the main writer and a principal performer for the critically acclaimed group, which has appeared in theaters, nightclubs, universities, festivals, benefits, academic conferences and for professional organizations throughout the Bay Area.