We Need More People Like Bill Burr in The World
Bill Burr is a funny guy. His stand up specials layout everything’s that’s fucked up in the world, all in a spectacular, albeit dry hour of comedy that only Burr could pull off. He consistently flattens late-night hosts with jokes that make woke audiences cringe. And his podcast is a breath of fresh air in an entertainment world that tries to replicate the success of Joe Rogan. Bill Burr is original but intensely baffling.
Comedians like Burr baffle me because they make too much sense. Burr says how things used to be; how kids used to get smacked upside the head when they flipped off their parents or how everyone wasn’t so easily offended and we all laugh because he’s right.
His deadpan delivery, no-fucks-given attitude, and general demeanor all make him a great comedian; but his material is what makes him a legend. Unfortunately, as Burr’s material gets more comical, it subsequently gets sadder.
Political correctness is getting worse. People are more compelled to censor their language and that of others. Moreover, certain jokes make audiences shudder when uttered.
In 2017, Burr was talking about the one-sidedness of alimony and divorce with the PC King of late-night Jimmy Fallon. When Burr said there’s an “epidemic of gold-digging whores” on live television, Jimmy looked like he wanted to crawl back into his shell and his woke audience was ready to stone Burr to death.
Conversely, this isn’t to say that Burr’s way is the “right” way of acting (both metaphorically and politically speaking). Yet he’s risen to prominence because people respect candidness. Burr doesn’t virtue signal on his social media; and he speaks his mind.
Bill Burr is a fucking savage — and people love it.
At the end of the day Bill Burr doesn’t want to hurt anyone. He wants to provoke his audience, make them think, and above everything, make them laugh.
If his words offend you, you don’t have to start a petition to cancel him or send him death threats on Twitter. After all, he won’t care anyway. And that apathetic attitude towards hypocrisy should be admired. We need more people like Bill Burr.