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Bill Burr: Paper Tiger | Netflix | Out Now

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
2,959
Fantastic as always from Bill.

I do think the whole "us poor comedians can't say anything!" bit is getting a little long in the tooth, but good stuff otherwise.
 

Doomsayer

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Oct 25, 2017
1,827
Will users of this site be allowed to say they enjoyed it, or will they be banned on site like in the Chappelle thread?

When will the thread become a sensitive thread? Will there be an official announcement or thread mark?
Once the first OP-ED comes out and tells each joke in plain words without any sense of nuance this thread will become a graveyard.
 

Servbot24

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
19,059
Will users of this site be allowed to say they enjoyed it, or will they be banned on site like in the Chappelle thread?

When will the thread become a sensitive thread? Will there be an official announcement or thread mark?
Lol, I was too scared to say I enjoyed the Chapelle special after seeing that thread.

On a completely unrelated note I must say I did not approve of Bill's special one bit, no siree!
 

Commedieu

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Nov 11, 2017
6,340
burr was an old man yelling at clouds when he was 30 years old.

I feel like he can't wait to be 90.
 

Mona

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Oct 30, 2017
14,788
im 15 mins in atm,

i noticed the audience was kind of pulling back during the metoo stuff, so he joked about people getting mad at kaep to put them at ease a bit, and then went back to the metoo stuff

just an interesting tactic i noticed to try and get the audience more comfortable with the show
 

TheIdiot

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Oct 27, 2017
1,840
The solution to avoiding something that bothers you is obviously to also start doing the thing that bothers you
Yes, because clearly I was serious lol. No wonder you guys don't find these stand-up comedians funny. What these Netflix specials are missing are a "/s" watermark present throughout the show.
 

wenis

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Oct 25, 2017
8,260
he seemed very aimless in the first quarter of the special, but the middle and back half are all great classic burr material. the audience also didn't seem to be very connected to the first 20 minutes or so, good laughs, but not as good as later laughs. you could tell he knew the material wasn't hitting as well as he thought it would outside the US.
 

Lupercal

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Jan 9, 2018
576
Fantastic special, old Billy Blue Balls still got it.
Some new bits in there from the live show but crowd seemed great in London.
 

Darksol

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Oct 28, 2017
999
Japan
I liked his bit about consent and rough sex and how different “no, stop” can be, especially if read back at a later date.
 

Droidian

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Dec 28, 2017
1,167
I liked his bit about consent and rough sex and how different “no, stop” can be, especially if read back at a later date.
While no one can say if those are the kind of "no" girls say when they accuse men of assault, it's something I've always wondered about in those cases.
Girls enjoy playing hard to get and what Burr said put the nail in the coffin with the whole judgement for having done it with multiple men already. Hilarious.
 

masud

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Oct 31, 2017
170
Hilarious. The part about the argument with his wife had me in stiches.
he seemed very aimless in the first quarter of the special, but the middle and back half are all great classic burr material. the audience also didn't seem to be very connected to the first 20 minutes or so, good laughs, but not as good as later laughs. you could tell he knew the material wasn't hitting as well as he thought it would outside the US.
This is odd because he said on his podcasts that those jokes got a much better reaction on his European tour than they did in the US.
 

Salty_Josh

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Oct 28, 2017
1,922
I don't think any comedian out there has the power Bill has to self-reflect and self-actualise. It's what I've always loved about Bill. There's something so honest and so raw about everything he says. I was going to buy tickets to this gig too, but was worried it would clash with my exams. I could've been there :/
 

Addleburg

The Fallen
Nov 16, 2017
1,435
Do people not get that comedians don't seriously believe everything they say on stage? That they say controversial things to shock people?
I kinda hate this defense, and heard it used when it came to Chappelle's latest. Seemingly, if a comedian says something that's smart and illuminating, then it's the comedian who is smart and intelligent. But if a comedian has a take that's stupid and regressive, hey - he's just playing a bit.

Chappelle's latest stand-up had some smart stuff and some dumb stuff, and I took all of it more or less as being a reflection - albeit maybe somewhat exaggerated - version of him. I haven't watched Burr's latest stand-up, but despite liking him interviews, I can guess where he stands on certain topics that I disagree with him on.
 

Servbot24

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
19,059
I'll say that it is annoying that Bill's definition of a feminist seems to be completely based on the caricature of feminism that right-leaning people have painted.
 

Spinluck

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Oct 26, 2017
7,644
Florida
Will users of this site be allowed to say they enjoyed it, or will they be banned on site like in the Chappelle thread?

When will the thread become a sensitive thread? Will there be an official announcement or thread mark?
Since when did people saying they enjoyed it was bannable?

There were two separate threads on Chappelle: one for the special and one for THR (or Vice) article written about the special.

If I recall correctly, those dismissively saying they enjoyed it in THR Chappelle thread were the ones catching bans because there was an entire thread made to discuss whether you did or did not enjoy the special. Saying "I enjoyed it and saw nothing wrong with it" in THR thread isn't discussing the issues talked about in the article.

Context matters here. People in here have already commented saying they loved it. If another thread is made to tackle any controversy about the special and people come in saying, "I LOVED IT LOL FUNNIEST GUY ALIVE." Then I can kind of see why the ban was issued.
 
Oct 28, 2017
823
If people are complaining about Bill Burr being an old man yelling at the clouds...that’s been his entire for act for the last 15 years.
 

ShaunB

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Oct 25, 2017
302
This was probably my least favorite of his specials, but the last bit about Cleo was fantastic. Wish more of the special was like that.
 

Flousn

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Jan 16, 2018
858
I'll say that it is annoying that Bill's definition of a feminist seems to be completely based on the caricature of feminism that right-leaning people have painted.
Yep, I find a lot of his older gender-related jokes funny because they usually made fun of the extreme positions and also painted them as such.
All his bits about feminism simply get the concept so very wrong that I just can't laugh about it.
The second half or 2/3 was fantastic though!