Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

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  1. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Louis CK is my favorite out of the three.
     
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  2. Strat-Mangler

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    There are some audio-captured shows on YouTube. Hilarious stuff and makes me even sadder that he's not back out there touring extensively. Just terrific.
     
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  3. I finally saw this last night. It was great! I think I even prefer it to the Chapelle special, in that Burr was so rapid-fire with the jokes, it just flowed, almost to the point where I thought he'd lose his breath.

    Some people might not like this machine gun approach, but I found that it highlights Burr's genius, as he keeps getting better with age.

    Perhaps it got a tad weak toward the last 10 minutes or so, but that still gives an hour of top-flight comedy/reality checks with some spectacular improv in the middle.

    I love this jack ass!
     
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  4. Edwin Hawley

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    I don't think all of his material is comedy gold but when he's on, he's truly great. Haven't seen the new special yet.
     
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  5. tman53

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    Watched the new special, enjoyed it very much. For just over an hour he was pretty strong the entire time.
     
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  6. Now I know who my true friends are in this forum. :D

    You could listen to music through two tin cans a string for all I care.

    But if you're down with Bill Burr you're alright by me. (now where's the joint?) :D
     
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  7. realkilroy

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    I think Rogan needs to quickly catch up, his last special looks kind of dated now :)
    Re-watched Bill's show yesterday for the second time, laughed even more.
     
  8. vamborules

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    My feeling on Bill Burr is he's a very funny person but his standup's not that great. He makes me laugh much more when he's rambling on his podcast.
     
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  9. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Bill Burr is my latest YouTube obsession having exhausted the Carlin material.
     
  10. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    I need to watch this one & the Chappelle one. The Jo Koy special from Hawaii was lackluster.
     
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  11. Edwin Hawley

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    I'm hardly a comedy aficionado or expert. I've enjoyed my share of records over the years from the likes of Carlin, Hicks and others. Having seen Burr at MSG a couple of times, I was amazed watching him work an audience. When he gets into the zone, he has the ability to transform a large venue like MSG into a small club, where everyone there is quiet and hanging on his every word.
     
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  12. So I saw this a couple nights ago, and it may well be his best special IMHO - best that I've seen, anyway. Maybe performing in front of a foreign crowd pushed him a bit harder, but whatever the case he seemed to hit a particularly sustained groove this time out.
     
  13. MortSahlFan

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    If you like Hicks and Carlin, you might love Mort Sahl, who influenced them (and probably everyone else, considering he revolutionized comedy).. Before him, you had burlesque and vaudeville.
     
  14. musicarus

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    Vigorously is an adverb...
     
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  15. JCM

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    Chappelle is the master, each special is at least as good as his last and he occasionally tops himself – Sticks & Stones is one of those.

    Burr is a different cat...Walk Your Way Out wasn't nearly as strong as I've come to expect from him. Paper Tiger is a return to form, but he still hasn't been as wire-to-wire funny since I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. Still just "very good" Bill Burr is better than most of their peers.
     
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  16. btltez

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    Louie CK Comes Again? LoL. Sorry.
     
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  17. btltez

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    Bill Burr is my Spirit Animal.
     
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  18. musicarus

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    Brains in a Boston brogue is appropriate for Britain. He shoulda been (obviously) drinkin’ tea.
     
  19. rufus t firefly

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    I think the London audience was a mistake. Many of his references to American trends fell on confused ears. The crazy thing is I agree with a lot of his viewpoints but I really never laughed out loud. I guess his stand up just doesn't do it for me. Kind of a letdown.
     
  20. MortSahlFan

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    I agree - I think he was too obsessed with playing where Led Zeppelin did. In ways, I thought maybe an English audience wouldn't be so "offended", so who knows how it would have been in the US. I heard him kinda second-guessing, but it seems like he's satisfied.
     
  21. Strat-Mangler

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    According to an interview I saw, the best placed he played was Warsaw.

    I've yet to watch it (hard to find the time, lately) but will eventually give it a go. He's a fantastic comedian, IMHO.
     
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  22. Not Insane

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    IMO, he's our modern George Carlin. He nails important social issues, and does so in a funny way.

    I could use a little less of the course language, though. I loved the part about her laying her ponytail in his hand. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. He nailed the issue politically/socially. I like that.
     
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