Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

Bill Burr is the best thing going in standup comedy today.

He’s got the righteously misanthropic rhetoric of Bill Hicks, without the tendency to go off on tangents that aren’t funny. He’s got the casual, self-deprecating reflectiveness of Louis CK, without the weak-ass, white guilt, Hillary-pandering persona.

Bill Burr is the world’s funniest everyman.

He’s an over-the-top sports fan, but hates macho idiots. He despises idiots, yet mocks snobby elitists. He’s willing to dabble into conspiracy theories without ever taking himself to seriously. He loves his wife, but calls her out for her insufferable nagging, etc. In a way, Burr is an oddly balanced comedian. And now he’s a father.

So, congratulations are in order for my favourite tirade enthusiast on finally growing his balls enough to take the plunge and have a child.

Now that my ass kissing is out of the way, I will patiently wait until his new Netflix special comes out on Netflix.

Norm Macdonald: Based on a True Story

There are four unscientific facts that we should all know about the universe.

  1. Salma Hayek is smoking. Seriously. She’s 50 and is hotter than Marilyn Monroe ever was. No argument.
  2. Bea Arthur’s rotting corpse looks better now than when she was alive. (Too be fair, I’m only assuming. But as I said, these are “unscientific” facts. If you really want to know more about actresses such as Bea Arthur, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Julia Roberts, read this informative article)
  3. Nirvana is the greatest band ever.
  4. Norm Macdonald is a fucking legend.

Now, let me get going on the last one. Norm Macdonald is to comedy what OJ Simpson is to killing your wife and getting away with it. Simply put, he’s the best. If ridiculously long, pointless stories that have idiotically brilliant punchlines are your thing, go watch a video of him on Conan. If witty, don’t-give-a-damn-if-the-audience-likes-it-or-is-offended jokes are your thing, go check out his Weekend Update bits. His comedy stylings fit my taste like a well-fitted, non-OJ crime scene glove.

Anyway, I found Norm Macdonald: Based on a True Story funny as soon as I read the cover. I knew as soon as I read it that this was bullshit. Norm spins the most ridiculous yarns and while it’s nearly impossible to tell how much of what he says is true or not, at least 99 percent of what he says is hilariously entertaining, bovine feces, with a 1% margin of error.

 

 

South Park-Member Berries

For the first time in the show’s run, South Park became serialized in it’s nineteenth season.  I was previously only a casual fan of the show but I started binge-watching the show last year because of the topicality of the season’s episodes. Political correctness was the central theme throughout, with controversial topics such as the media’s obsession with Caitlyn Jenner and Donald Trump’s election campaign being mocked throughout the season.

The serial nature of the show continued in the 20th season. The first episode, “Member Berries, shows how versatile a character Eric Cartman is. In this episode, he shows viewers that he can be just as funny as a hypersensitive, virtue-signalling wuss as he is as a hateful, insecure, anti-Semitic bigot.

Throughout the episode, Cartman does his best to show his newfound moral superiority by constantly reminding people that women are funny, taking the tone of a New York Times article that has the same high-and-mighty tone of Cartman’s unwanted preaching.

It’s this willingness to mock all sides of any political or social topic that makes South Park one of the best shows to find hilarious commentary on world affairs.