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Bill Burr says performing opening monologue at Tom Brady's Hall of Fame ceremony was 'biggest rush' of his career

"It's the biggest rush in 32 years of being a stand-up comedian I've ever had."

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If you were at the Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Tom Brady on Wednesday, chances are you're still coming down from the high.

Despite being a world-famous comedian, Bill Burr shared that sentiment.

The Massachusetts native was asked to perform the opening monologue at Gillette Stadium to kick off the event last week, following up a surprise performance from Jay-Z who rapped "Public Service Announcement" as Brady appeared from a tunnel to the right of the stage.

"I'm not going to lie to you," Burr said on the most recent episode of his 'Monday Morning Podcast' that dropped Thursday morning.

"I think I had the set of my life last night as far as just getting the biggest rush I've ever got from doing jokes or whatever in front of a crowd. Last night I got to be a very small part of Tom Brady's induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame."

Burr revealed that he didn't know what to expect when he agreed to do the gig back in February, figuring it would be a modest banquet or something similar to what the Patriots had done for previous enshrinement ceremonies. As the date grew nearer, he realized it was at Gillette Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd.

The comedian was nervous, even if you couldn't tell from the set he absolutely crushed. It was much less of a roast than it was a toast, as he praised Brady for everything the quarterback did for the franchise and hilariously described the ups and downs of growing up a Patriots fan before Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and, of course, Brady resurrected the franchise.

Burr goes on to discuss the experience for the first 20 minutes of the podcast episode, rehashing some of his favorite parts. He spoke about the insane ovations received by Belichick and retired receiver Randy Moss, seeing Peyton Manning, and how relieved he was that everything went so well.

"It went great," Burr said. "Everyone at the Patriots organization could not have been nicer. It's the biggest rush in 32 years of being a stand-up comedian I've ever had going out there in front of that many people."

Check out the full episode of Burr's podcast here. It's well-worth the listen for those who still can't get enough.

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