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WALK YOUR WAY OUT, a Bill Burr special


The stand-up recommendations continue with Bill Burr's Walk Your Way Out Netflix special that has been on the streaming network since earlier this year, but I have just gotten around to watching it. So, if you're into angry, smart, ginger men, this is your guy. I'm amazed about the amount of ranting and fury this man has in him, but it's what makes his comedy edgy and most likely, his brain clear headed at the end of the day. You can watch the trailer for the show below and figure out if you're into it.

Or as the press release says: Before a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium, Burr’s Walk Your Way Out tackles everything from sinking cruise ships to celebrity fat shaming and the myth of healthy fast-food, all with his never-wavering, no-holds-barred and biting approach to comedy. The special — Burr’s fifth — follows the comedian’s previously released stand-up specials, three of which are streaming now on Netflix: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, You People Are All the Same and Let It Go.

Moreover, "in his latest Netflix special, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out, the comedian makes light of his “cowboy shirt” and general lack of awareness about his Nashville audience before quickly acknowledging the weirdness of filming his special in October 2016, weeks before he or we knew whether we’d face 2017 under President Trump or President Clinton. He did believe the choice untenable. “This is like the first week of American Idol. Really? This is what we got?!” he wondered, adding: “You either got a racist dope or the devil.” We may look back on this in a future Humor in Hindsight a bit differently. But today’s political landscape changes with such brute force and relentlessness, at least in these first weeks of the Trump Administration, that late-night TV comedians also have trouble keeping pace. Their barbs about the weekend’s headlines at a Monday afternoon taping already seemed outdated or superseded by even more ironically satirical actions the new president had taken by the time their shows aired after the late local news. Burr, speaking to me by phone on Friday, still hadn’t been sold on Hillary Clinton as a better option. “She’s absolutely the devil,” he told Decider. Comparing her to Donald Trump, he said: “I would rather have a wolf standing there than to sit there and insult me and have half a sheepskin on and not go ‘Baaa’ every once in a while.” By Monday night’s episode of Conan, Burr still didn’t understand how Clinton could lose when Trump said so many things in the campaign that would’ve ended another candidacy. Truth is, though, as he notes time and again and did in Walk Your Way Out, he’s not politically-minded or aware so much as he is selfish, and he’d much rather watch inane programming than the news. “Fill up my brain with this dumb shit. I don’t want to deal with what’s really going on!” Burr jokes." (via Decider)

Check out the trailer below.

If you like Bill Burr makes sure to check out his tv show, F is For Family.

"Created by the comedian Bill Burr and the writer Michael Price (“The Simpsons”) and drawing on Mr. Burr’s childhood experiences in Massachusetts, “F Is for Family” centers on Frank Murphy (Mr. Burr), a middle-aged baggage worker at a regional airport in the Northeast. His wife, Sue (Laura Dern), is trying to find purpose selling Plast-a-Ware storage tubs; his older son, Kevin (Justin Long), is a 14-year-old F student whose main interests are weed and a prog-rock band called Shire of Frodo." (New York Times)

And in Burr's own words: I think everyone in the room knows what the tone of the show is, and you write to the tone of the show. I’ve been guilty of being in the writers’ room and going too dark; other people have gone too wacky and zany. It’s something that we really try to be mindful of. For us, a lot of the cartoon and crazy stuff on F Is for Family is tertiary characters; it happens on the television in the show. We try to keep whatever problem the Murphy family is dealing with rooted as much as we can in reality.


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