The angry man tackles more of society's stupidity
The Story So Far:
As Burr rails against, well, everything, he adopts an annoying voice to represent the people that anger him, a rogues gallery that includes mothers, caring Christians and people offering him cookies. Combined with his animated delivery and wacked-out faces, this voice makes his dark comedy and bitterness quite hilarious. It probably shouldn't be so funny when he goes into his loud, d-bag-exposing routine titled "What Are You, A Fag?," but when he talks about the last moments of repressed macho man, it's simply brilliant. So much of it is in the detail he adds, like when he describes a penny loafer spiraling through the air following a kick-ball strike-out.
There's not much Burr won't joke about, blasting moms who think they have the toughest job on earth, assaulting children that are just being kids and extolling the virtue of good grammar when attempting to not seem racist. There are many moments that are just simply hysterical, like his anger at how companies make you do the labor with condiments and check-outs, when paying for their products, or his explanation of why old men look constantly horrified, which is topped off by his imitation of that look, which is utterly dead-on. It's really quite spooky.
The real meat of the show is his reaction to getting a dog with his girlfriend. The extended run about dogs, including a bit about Sarah McLachlan's ASPCA commercial, an adult appreciation of the value of having a dog at home and a comparison of rescuing a dog from the pound to adopting a prisoner, literally had me out of breath. It's been a while since I've laughed this hard at a comic and it's really all about the undeniable love a dog engenders, showing another side to this angry man. What a fag!
The Dolby Digital 5.1 track isn't too impressive, splitting the sound pretty evenly across the front of the room, with no real separation from the audience, and none of that nice depth from the front to the rear, replicating the audience's experience.
There are a about five and a half minutes of outtakes from the taping of the special. Some of it is just cut because it's OK, like his H1N1 segment or talk about The Biggest Loser, but a reference to an interrupting cameraman is amusing.
If you're a Bill Burr fan, you may already know about his Monday Morning Podcast, which is basically him doping his thing behind a mic, and you can watch him do it with this nine-minute look at him recording, telling stories about the DMV and the Rothschild family (a favorite topic of his.) It's more of the same Burr you're getting in the show, so if you like him, you should like him in his pajamas.
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