Burr likes to identify how neutered our society is becoming by obsessing over a morality gone haywire. The world, he says in so many words, has been fixed, ending up thinking and behaving like a pet that daren’t get out of line[…]
Blll Burr is a comedian with an eye for detail. He specializes on commentary on stuff we do that doesn’t make much sense, stuff we nevertheless, for some stupid reason, do all the time.
Stuff we give in to without ever questioning the reason why.
Stuff so stupid, it would make Dumb and Dumber hug everyone and call the place home.
Stuff that has become the norm.
Bill Burr breaks down that barrier, laying out the stupid stuff for everyone to see. No reservations, no holds barred.
Some topics are controversial. Things get awkward at the mere mention of them, because people are not used to taking them face on.
But Burr likes the face-on approach. He looks the issues straight in the eye, kicks them in the face, twists their fucking nipples, and tosses them to the side, one after the other, with relentless ease. He is an angry man with a logical agenda, a courageous heart, and a very funny bone.
Kudos to him. His comedy is insightful commentary at its best. Controversial, incendiary comedyrant.
Here’s an example. Burr likes to identify how neutered our society is becoming by obsessing over a morality gone haywire. The world, he says in so many words, has been fixed, ending up thinking and behaving like a pet that daren’t get out of line, for fear offending its master, whoever that may be.
He then goes on to name a few of these masters. Political correctness, extreme liberalism, marriage values, the pop-culture society and its mindless obsessions with idiot fads, not to mention extreme feminism, over-affirmative action, reverse discrimination, over-development, overpopulation, rampant growth — these topics, from both sides of the political and gender spectrums, fall in Burr’s sights, and he pulls the trigger without hesitation, boom, boom, boom, taking out every mother-fucking pretension strutting before him.
But Burr likes the face-on approach. He looks the issues straight in the eye, kicks them in the face, twists their fucking nipples, and tosses them to the side…
The comedy, of course, is the ace up his sleeve. If he were to say his piece without the humor, he’d be booed, pointed at, harassed and arrested, if not lynched on the spot.
But he manages to get the audience on his side. He has a way of dissipating the tension, getting away with murder — even if it’s dumb shit he’s targeting, it’s still killing, and he gets away with it — entering and exiting stage left to a standing ovation.
Here are a couple of choice quotes from his routine, followed by the first segment of his show Why Do I Do This:
‘Take it down a few coz you’re making it fucking awkward out there. Dude you can’t say hi to kids anymore.’
‘It’s just embarrassing for all races involved. For the love of God, stop making that fucking movie!’
He manages to get the audience on his side. He has a way of dissipating the tension, getting away with murder.
Here’s the next segment, with a few choice quotes:
‘[My dog] lived for fifteen years with its balls, without incident, you know, no sexual harassment, nothing.’
‘Dude, the deer didn’t put a hole in the ozone layer.’
‘You can just keep banging away, making one useless, mediocre kid after another.’
‘Everyone talks about cars and oil, but that doesn’t matter. There’s just too many people doing it… You wanna help the environment, just stop fucking. I’m not saying “stop fucking,” but you know, pull out!” ‘
‘How many more strip malls can you make?’
‘There’s no physical ramifications for being an asshole when you’re a woman.’
More to follow …