Bill Burr on Saturday Night Live, October 10, 2020. Credit: YouTube Screenshot
Comedian Bill Burr is a national treasure. His comedy bits are about as funny as they come and he often takes aim at both “sides” of the aisle in his rant-style comedy, taking on everything from airplane experiences, to the national anthem protests, to neutering dogs. It is this author’s opinion that he is one of the funniest comedians on the planet.
Burr’s style of comedy shows he really doesn’t care what people think of him or what complaints his specials may generate. He is his own man and likely feeds off of the outrage.
It looks like Burr is going to have a lot of outrage to feed off of with his appearance in hosting duties for Saturday Night Live last night.
— #eliteclips (@eliteclips4) October 11, 2020
Too funny! But of course, here come the complaints:
Did Bill Burr really just say that? Calling Black folks "equator people," White women "b–ches" and claiming he never heard of Pride Month. #SNL please do better pic.twitter.com/Y6VrNAHg8H
— Anita Bennett (@tvanita) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr's opening monologue is just obnoxious and misogynstic. It's 2020. Someone tell him calling women "bitches" isn't funny #SNL
— Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) October 11, 2020
Anyone else feeling a little awkward about Bill Burr's opening?? #SNL
— April Crosby Parvizian (@AprilParvizian) October 11, 2020
@nbcsnl #lornemichaels THIS SNL WAS THE WORST EVER! Bill Burr? Horrid! pic.twitter.com/gNCzTzRecF
— TRUMP#NotMyPresident! (@mgrossi1) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr. No
— Jennifer Korten (@JenniferKorten) October 11, 2020
@nbcsnl Bill Burr monologue … not so much.
— Rachel Chesser (@RachelHawaii) October 11, 2020
But of course, the irony wasn’t lost on some people, those people it wasn’t lost on made sure to point it out on Twitter:
White women watching Bill Burr on #SNL I bet they're drafting emails to the manager 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/OEP6mmOs43
— Tasha (@TashBeGosh) October 11, 2020
Lmao White people did not find that Bill Burr monologue funny, but Black people still laughing and hitting the follow button. #SNL pic.twitter.com/QjU2FhcrjA
— Jamila (@Jamila_Pope) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr trending after his #SNL monologue because a bunch of white women are complaining while POC think it’s hilarious/agree with him pic.twitter.com/yiHpmEJfBP
— Alex Hallmark (@lexhallmark) October 11, 2020
The irony in Bill Burr saying white women make everything about themselves, just to come online and see white women in fact crying over the episode & feeling attacked, is just great….can’t make this stuff up😂😂 #SNL #BILLBURR pic.twitter.com/VpxjmNRTly
— RealiTeaaaa (@NodehiM) October 11, 2020
Some people need to learn to laugh more. As for the rest of us, Thanks for making us laugh Bill!
Watch all of Bill’s monologue below: