Bill Burr is a national treasure, and it is about time we all started saying that out loud. I mean, except those people who just can’t tolerate the thought of anyone thinking differently than them. Those people should go sit by a stream and pray to whatever god they believe in, that common sense will strike when the floodwaters rise after a global warming rain occurs and they have no idea what to do.
I just brought Burr up over the weekend in one of my FABULOUS “Extra Shot of Bourbon” mini-podcast posts where I talked about Sarah Silverman feeling icky about being a Democrat. Will Sarah Silverman See the Light on Cancel Culture Like Ricky Gervais?
Burr and comedians like Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais have been pushing back on the nonsense that is political correctness and its hideous cousin cancel culture with the MY FEELINGS MATTER MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE crowd. Hopefully, Silverman might be starting to think of leaving that camp and follow the free thinkers.
I doubt Sarah or many other comedians are up to what B.B. did at the Grammy Awards last night — and it was brief but classic Burr.
He started off — presenting an award to an empty room which, for a comedian, must be a bit odd — with this.
Bill Burr came out to present at the Grammys after a piano performance “Was I the only one who wanted to kill himself after that piano solo” pic.twitter.com/BKZf6MhnUZ
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 14, 2021
“Hello, how are you? Was I the only one who wanted to kill himself after that piano solo? I bought a suit for this I thought I was going to be on T.V., I’m such a moron I’m losing so much money right now.”
I don’t know if he meant this or not, but right at the end before he announces the categories for the award he is presenting, Bill says this like he is the host of “The Price is Right”…
“Here are the next categories up for bid.”
Now, whatever entity that presents the Grammys must have lost its mind to have Burr deliver any award, but for the comedian to present Best Regional Mexican Album, which I’m pretty sure no one knew was a thing, was a truly bold choice. Burr himself touched on this choice when he then read off the nominees for Best Tropical Album.
Bill Burr the GOAT Lolol
Rare comedian that will joke about stuff like this pic.twitter.com/Aq5dzKva0E
— Tmo (@_ThomasT) March 14, 2021
“Why is this cis white male doing all this Latino stuff?”
The meltdown was as predictable as the day is long and the leftists’ non-thinkers wrapped up in their rainbow sugar-coated feelings lost what is left of their corrupted minds.
I simply loved it.
The cancel culture crybabies went after Eminem earlier this month on Tik Tok to no avail (Cancel Culture and Gen Z Come for Eminem, and I Have Popcorn) and now will make the same whining noise about Burr. The one thing both of these guys have in common is that they don’t give a flying you-know-what about what ANY critics think.
Comics have always been a leading indicator of the way society is trending. The past 10 years have been a place where political correctness has morphed into #cancelculture and most people in comedy went along — and the results have been gross.
Now that seems to be turning a bit with people like Burr, Dave Chappelle, and Ricky Gervais, to name a few. Plus one of the most listened-to podcasters in the country and also a comic, Joe Rogan, also fits into this basket of not being afraid to speak his mind and mock sacred cows.
Maybe even Sarah Silverman will shed the cloak of confusion and begin to fully see the light of humor in almost every subject. Maybe.
Whether you find Bill Burr or any of these other people funny is not the point. FREEDOM of EXPRESSION is what this is about. If you don’t like them, as people or in their job, don’t watch them or purchase whatever they are selling. Trying to cancel them because you have some sort of diaper rash whenever your feelings get wounded is simply your problem, not anyone else’s.
I’m glad there are comics that are pushing back on this — it is about damn time. I really look forward to more of the wailing of the thin-skin brigade and the meltdowns on Twitter.