Comedian Bill Burr, known for his habit of frisking everyone and everything – sensitive or not, has found himself in the headlines once again. This time with something that most people agree shouldn’t be made into a joke. The thing about Burr is that he never got that memo!
Bill Burr: Live at Red Rocks
In his Netflix special – Living in Red Rocks, Burr begins with some easy-to-hear pandemic jokes — they’ve now been proven; at one point comparing it to “Hunger Games” and he has a good laugh about it.
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He then moves on to the subject of the “cancellation culture” of the awakened white population; and his disbelief as to why one day, all of a sudden, “dead for 45 years”, John Wayne was all the rage. “Those fucking idiots” he says, of how some people took the whole Me Too movement too far when they started digging up the misdeeds of men in the grave. Literally!
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He even says why this was all about men only, and not bad women as well. We have both, we have to admit! But the move seemed very biased as only men were charged. He also adds a few things about feminism and, according to him, it’s all about hypocrisy.
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“I say [feminism is] will fail. It comforts me, but I don’t agree with it. adding again“Ladies, if you could just support the WNBA like you support a fat chick who is proud of her body and no longer a threat to you, this league would do better numbers than the NBA.”
The idea that women destroy women? Yeah! He said it. Women are failing feminism, and Bill Burr is here to tell you to your face. And although a little shaky, even that makes him laugh.
“Ladies, if you could just support the WNBA like you support a fat chick who is proud of her body and no longer a threat to you, this league would do better numbers than the NBA.”
– Bill Burr. Bruh 💀 pic.twitter.com/RCEs4qI9AP
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But then he starts with the topic of abortion, and that’s where things get a little shaky. The jokes were good, mind you; but it’s the topic itself that seems to be dividing comedy fans.
He started with: “Pro-choice has always made sense to me, because I don’t like being told what to do, and I was just like, it’s your body, who am I to tell you what to do with your body? So it still made sense. However, I still think you’re killing a baby.
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Bill Burr’s View on Abortion: Baking a Cake
A few cheers, a few boos, but that’s expected – even by Burr himself, as he points out: “See? This is where it gets weird.”
He says that in the end, it’s the murder of a baby that gives him pause. There have been many debates on the matter, and there will be even more in the future; and although Burr says he’s sitting on the fence about it all, the issue goes beyond the whole theory of what abortion is.
Jokingly (this is a stand-up special), he compares the whole abortion process to baking a cake.
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“‘It’s not a baby yet’…it would be like I baked a cake and poured batter into a pan, and put it in the oven, and then five minutes later you passed and you grabbed the pan and you threw it on the floor, and I said ‘What the fuck? You just ruined my birthday cake! and then you thought “Well, that wasn’t a cake yet.” It’s like, ‘Well, that would have been if you hadn’t done what you just did, there would have been a cake in 50 minutes .’ Something happened to this cake, son of ab**** that kills the cake.
While some people aren’t sure what to make of his comedy special (as he talks about abortion), maybe it’s his storytelling, and the way he’s unafraid to say even the most politically charged thing. incorrect at such a gathering is what makes this special watch worth. His fans would no doubt like it, others will take time to get started. But his self-deprecating humor, being both abrasive and obtuse, will likely entice people to tune into this Netflix special.
Living in Red Rocks is now streaming on Netflix.