Weekend Retrospective | Bill Burr's rant against Philadelphia
In this clip we have comedian Joe Rogan and Opie of “O&A” fame discussing comic Bill Burr’s now legendary rant against the city of Philadelphia as a lead in to the actual rant in full. The story behind this video centers around a very hostile Philly crowd, circa 2007, '08, which was in the process of unleashing a torrent of boos as Bill Burr took the stage. In actuality these boos were really bleeding over from the comedian who was on stage just prior to Burr, one Dom Irrera. So amid all the boos and open hostility chiefly aimed at a friend of his, Bill Burr lets loose one of the all-time great sets of insult attack comedy - directed at the entire crowd.
Included in Burr’s 12 minute set aimed at the rowdy Philly crowd are some of these gems:
“Fuck you and fuck the Liberty Bell.”
“The terrorists will never bomb you people, because you’re fucking worthless and no one cares about you.”
“I hope your mother has herpes in the center of her asshole.”
“Rocky is your hero. The whole pride of your city is built around a fucking guy who doesn’t even exist. You’ve got fucking Joe Frazier is from there, but he’s black so you can’t fucking deal with him, so you make a fucking statue for some three foot Italian.”
When it was all said and done, Bill Burr had won the crowd over and he received cheers, applause and a standing ovation from the now highly amused audience (so goes the story anyway). Philadelphia. There is no place else like it.