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NFT: Bill Burr - Paper Tiger

Gary from The East End : Admin : 9/11/2019 7:15 am
Anyone else watch this yet?

I thought the beginning was a little slow, but it really ended with a punch.
Greg did.  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 9/11/2019 7:29 am : link
He hated it. So Iím gonna pass.
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Route 9 : 9/11/2019 8:13 am : link
I saw Bill do a bunch of this material when he did his three summer 2017 shows, and again last October when he was in Atlantic City.

Oh yeah, that whole bit about being tired of white women bitching all of the time. Yes that might've made me laugh one, two or three times.
I watched it last night.  
Mr. Bungle : 9/11/2019 8:31 am : link
Pretty good. But not Burr at the height of his powers.
at work  
GMAN56 : 9/11/2019 11:17 am : link
and just put this on now during lunch and went to check on the newest threads here while it loaded up. Looking fwd to this as he is tell it the way it is. The way comedy should be.
RE: Greg did.  
Greg from LI : 9/11/2019 11:20 am : link
In comment 14571248 LawrenceTaylor56 said:
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He hated it. So Iím gonna pass.


If you're talking about me, no I haven't
RE: RE: Greg did.  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 9/11/2019 11:23 am : link
In comment 14571571 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 14571248 LawrenceTaylor56 said:


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He hated it. So Iím gonna pass.



If you're talking about me, no I haven't


I am. And you have.
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Gary from The East End : Admin : 9/11/2019 11:28 am : link
In comment 14571281 Route 9 said:
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Oh yeah, that whole bit about being tired of white women bitching all of the time. Yes that might've made me laugh one, two or three times.


We're all in the same Jacuzzi!
I thought it was pretty good  
JerseyCityJoe : 9/11/2019 11:33 am : link
Not as good as some of his earlier stuff but funny nonetheless. Worth a bit of your time.
Meh...  
Route 9 : 9/11/2019 12:31 pm : link
I must be the only person on this planet to watch a comedian's special or listen to a favorite artist/band's new album, independently, as it is.

I never really saw the significance behind constantly measuring the newest material to performer's previous work. But.... what the hell?
He did a lot of the same  
JayBinQueens : 9/11/2019 12:49 pm : link
stuff when he played MSG last year.

I liked the jokes but was hoping for more new stuff
Haven't seen it, but I like him  
allstarjim : 9/11/2019 1:45 pm : link
I'm planning a trip for my anniversary and saw that Bert Kreischer is going to be playing a show in the town we are going to while we are there.

This is a no-brainer to go see him, right? Anyone else been to a show on Kreischer's current tour?
I don't get what your purpose is in claiming I've seen it  
Greg from LI : 9/11/2019 2:43 pm : link
but you do you
RE: I don't get what your purpose is in claiming I've seen it  
jcn56 : 9/11/2019 2:48 pm : link
In comment 14571867 Greg from LI said:
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but you do you


I think the joke is that you hate everything.

You're the anti-Mikey, that guy that died in the poprocks and coke fiasco back in the 70s.
watched it last night  
pjcas18 : 9/14/2019 4:28 pm : link
I thought it was really good, not quite great, but really good.

I generally like Burr, and I thought the first lady stuff was excellent as was the opening, but the me too part was off to such a great start - I liked it a lot until he went into the part where he shared his own me too moment - it was so bad I almost fast forwarded, not bad in a cringy horrific way, just un-funny and sounded 100% fake.

male feminist content was great too as was the piece about being a father.

not nearly as edgy as Chappelle (though the critics disagree about Chappelle being edgy) and I don't see much comparison between the two (though the media tries to create a comparison).

I thought it was solid  
UConn4523 : 9/14/2019 5:09 pm : link
not his best work. I think itís being compared to Chappelleís due to the timing, which I have done as well, fair or unfair. I watched them maybe 4 or 5 days apart, Chappelles being first which to me was much funnier. Burr should have released this a month ago or waited a couple months.
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Route 9 : 9/14/2019 5:26 pm : link
pjcas18. That #MeToo story of his sounded a tad made up to me. It took a bit to get what he visualized her childhood being like. I did like when he said "and this is my story" and started sobbing like a woman.

I actually liked Burr's show more than Chappelle's special and I did like both. Who cares? They're two totally different comedians and people. Just a good laugh.
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FatMan in Charlotte : 9/14/2019 5:27 pm : link
Me not Greggy!

RE: I thought it was solid  
Route 9 : 9/14/2019 5:41 pm : link
In comment 14575150 UConn4523 said:
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not his best work. I think itís being compared to Chappelleís due to the timing, which I have done as well, fair or unfair. I watched them maybe 4 or 5 days apart, Chappelles being first which to me was much funnier. Burr should have released this a month ago or waited a couple months.


That's just a genius maneuver for these guys to keep their jobs. The critics who are actually pissy over what he said are going to regroup, come back and try to trivialize his show more and more because he made trans or whatever jokes, saying he was trying too hard by going out of his way being offensive. "Yeah I get your type of humor buuuuuuuuut, that still doesn't mean it's Ok. Lecture, lecture."

That, or these guys are "offended" just to keep their jobs. What else were they expecting? Chapelle is the same guy who played a blind, black, Klansman on his old show, right?

People just might be pretending here because Chapelle and Burr's material have been in the public's hands for plenty of years.
It seems like the timing  
pjcas18 : 9/14/2019 5:44 pm : link
of Burr's special worked out well for him because the critics who panned Chappelle I think are getting a lot of backlash, so with Burr he's not getting the same criticism.

and the shows aren't really that similar, but they do both rail against cancel culture and modern sensitivity, so I would have expected more consistent criticism, but critics who hated Chappelle's show didn't hate Burr's (in many cases)
Great routine  
Bill in UT : 12:58 am : link
Fearless. What comedy used to be
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