Comedian Bill Burr on Iowa: ‘You’ve Got to be Tough to Live Out There’
Bill Burr, a stand-up comedian and podcast host from Boston, Massachusetts, is not afraid to rip on anyone. It's pretty much his schtick. His wife, his parents, his friends, whatever city he's performing in -- nothing is off-limits. He's what the kids call, 'a savage.'
In a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0, a podcast hosted by former Indianapolis Colts punter, McAfee, Burr was discussing Hollywood and the way people talk about the neighborhood in Los Angeles, California:
The amount of people who sh*t on Hollywood and have never been out there is the same number of people who that make fun of Des Moines, Iowa that have never been there.
As a fan of Bill's, I was intrigued. Rather than staying on the topic of Hollywood, Burr went straight down the rabbit hole of discussing our state.
McAfee joined in and said, "Yes, Des Moines is a beautiful place."
Not in February.
Touche, Bill. Touche.
That's when I finally understood Slipknot.
(A heavy metal or 'screamo' band from Iowa)
I was like, 'How the hell did they get so damn angry?' ... Then I had a college gig in February and all the crops were cut down. It was overcast, just gray. I felt like I was on the moon. Like what you would have to do to get the blood going out here? You've got to be tough to live out there.
Watch the brief clip here.
The full show: