Bill Burr is known for pushing the envelope into the stand-up show, leaving no subject matter untouched on stage.
The Canton native was no different when hosting “Saturday Night Live,” as he delivered a monologue that led some viewers to angrily tweet their displeasure.
The comedian joked the most that Pride Month (June) should be shorter than Black History Month (February).
“That’s a long time, don’t you think? For a group of people who were never enslaved?” Bohr said. “How did they get to the whole month of June? The blacks are already enslaved, they’ve got the month of February. They get 28 days of cloudy weather. The sun goes down at 4 in the afternoon, everyone is shivering, and nobody wants to go on the show.”
While many people found Burr’s jokes amusing and defended the comedian as someone who makes fun of everyone and everything, some have claimed that they are changing the channel.
Who told Bill Burr that he, a straight white man, should try to tackle homophobia and racism in the worst possible way in his snl monologue
– (wyattswoods) October 11, 2020
I made it about a minute into SNL monologue for Bill Burr before I had to change channel. In this cultural moment, SNL really thought the host’s best option was a rowdy white guy talking about “de-culture?”
– Sally Horrigan (@ sallyjh4889) October 11, 2020
My whole family is out of the room, it’s deaf and terrible – it fell for a mom in her 50s. Way to blow it up after SNL’s brilliant opening, so disappointing.
– Lisa McCain (jbwsgirl) October 11, 2020
– ᴊᴇʟᴀ ☽⋆ ゜ (jelevision) October 11, 2020
Fittingly, Bohr predicted during his monologue that his jokes would lead to his “cancellation,” and then criticized the culture of annulment. In particular, Bohr mocked the recent Twitter movement to “cancel” late movie star John Wayne over the racist comments he made in a 1970 Playboy interview.
“They are literally running out of people to cancel.“ They are hunting down the dead now. ”They are trying to cancel John Wayne. Yes, man, God did that 40 years ago. “
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