Bill Burr on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

Bill Burr was the first comedian to perform stand-up on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. A couple of things stuck out: First, obviously, the studio is so much bigger that they hadn't nailed down the time it takes for the band to play the comedian to the microphone (!), and secondly, most TV audiences are so hyped up that they hand out applause breaks like beads at Mardi Gras, but here, they took a while to get onboard the funny train (and it took Burr mentioning a stripper to do so). Watch the whole set, which is edgy (in a good way) compared to what the Tonight Show audiences probably were used to. Jokes about racism. And suicide? This week? Only Bill Burr, my friends. Only Bill Burr.

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5 thoughts on “Bill Burr on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

  1. this has been completely censored from youtube. if it’s about copywritten material, why is the rest of the show on youtube?

  2. Sometimes NBC and other networks let some things slide, but for the most part, NBC wants to keep all of its online views either on or Hulu for proprietary and profit reasons.

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