Bill Burr made millions with his anti-political correctness comedy.
He loves to attack feminists and pedophile-apologist activists. He even attacks the “Never Trumpers.”
But in this interview, he started back-peddling, and it made his fans wonder if he is more concerned about not making his wife mad than making his fans laugh.
Bill Burr is getting soft
For years now, Bill Burr has been one of the top comedians in the world thanks to an aggressive, politically incorrect, anti-woke persona that allowed him to not only build the typical mainstream comedy audience, but also take it to the next level by actually appealing to working-class conservatives.
Of course, Burr is far from an actual working-class conservative, though — he’s one of the biggest supporters of both abortion on-demand and gun control in comedy today.
Quite frankly, one could argue that his over-the-top anti-woke tirades are a bit of an overcompensation to conceal his true political ideology from those who buy tickets to his shows, but obviously only Burr knows the truth of it.
Nevertheless, while Burr has raked in tens of millions of dollars by positioning himself as one of the few comedians tough enough to rail against woke extremism, many of his fans have begun to point out that he has been losing his edge in recent years.
For example, over the past couple of years, many comedian fans on social media have increasingly pointed out that there is a stark difference in the comedian they originally became fans of, and the Burr of today, who seems to be prefacing every “edgy” joke in an effort to walk a tight rope between keeping his working-class, tough guy reputation intact and appeasing the woke left-wing outrage mob’s “cancellation” bloodlust.
“There’s a growing group of people — myself included — who think [Burr] has gone soft over the last decade or so,” the YouTube comedy critic Podcast Cringe recently said. “I’ve even heard some people claim that ever since he got married back in 2013, he’s slowly become more woke and compliant year after year. Now, there’s no way of knowing that for sure, but there is something I can state with a high degree of certainty — Bill Burr is definitely softer than he used to be, and doesn’t go near as hard as he used to.”
“You can even tell when he’s about to dive into a group of people or political issue, he’ll always preface the joke now with something in his setup like, ‘Now, I’m not saying yada, yada, yada,’ or ‘If that’s what you’re into blah, blah, blah,’” the YouTuber added. “He’s definitely more cautious these days than he used to be.”
Pointing out the obvious
And it seems as though Burr may be starting to hear the criticism coming from comedy fans, as he recently used one of his many mainstream media appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in an attempt to return to his old form.
Burr told Kimmel that liberals like himself are “so f**king stupid” for fixating on former President Donald Trump, saying that he’ll be re-elected because Democrats martyred him.
“You want to see a great case thing on narcissism?” Burr asked. “Liberals are so f**king stupid the way that they handle Trump.”
“What do you mean?” a confused Kimmel asked, once again proving that woke extremists like himself truly live in an alternate reality.
“You should just shut up!” Burr exclaimed. “He’s a narcissist. Neutral energy. No Trump.”
“I think he was a one hit wonder,” the comedian added. “He wrote ‘The Twist,’ and then that was it. He was on the casino circuit and then you idiot liberals wrote him ‘The Twist’ again when you indicted him, and now he’s a martyr. He’s coming back, Jimmy. He’s coming back. It’s gonna be great for comedy, he’s coming back.”
But while Burr’s takedown of the Never-Trump brigade undoubtedly served as a boost to his declining support amongst some of his more conservative fans, there was likely another reason he decided to make such a statement.
The mask is off
You see, just last month, Burr and his wife, Nia Hill, were attending a UFC fight in Las Vegas when Trump himself made a surprise entrance to take in the fights ringside with his close friend and UFC President Dana White, and was greeted with massive applause.
However, as Trump made his was to his seat amidst the roar of the crowd, Hill was caught on camera giving the former President the middle finger while his back was turned like a coward — if you’re going to say “f**k you” to someone, say it to their face.
Burr defended his wife’s actions a few days later, claiming she was just expressing herself and that he wasn’t aware they were attending the “Republican National Convention” instead of a UFC fight.
“I love my wife, you know where you stand with [her],” Burr claimed. “The guy walked in the arena. Everybody cheered. She gave him the finger. Nobody got arrested. That’s why this country’s great. Everybody expressed themselves. Can we all be adults? I mean, I don’t know about you, but I came here to go to the fights. I didn’t know I was going to the Republican National Convention.”
With his fans seemingly done with the softer version of the comedian they’ve been getting in recent years, and his wife’s actions, it’s clear that Burr has plenty of work to do to regain the edge that once made him great.
But at this point, it may be too late for Bill Burr to convince anyone that he’s not just putting on an anti-woke act for profit.
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