The more Bill Burr changes, the more he stays the same: The first trailer for his sixth stand-up special Paper Tiger, coming to Netflix on Sept. 10, finds the outspoken comic married with children, but still taking aim—in his own way that feels much more like shooting from the hip—at just about everything, including himself.
Paper Tiger, filmed in front of a sold-out crowd at London’s storied Royal Albert Hall and directed by Mike Binder, is described by Netflix as “a scathing review on the state of the world” that touches on “Michelle Obama’s book tour, the problem with male feminists, [Burr’s] hang-ups on taking a bath, and why his personality is affecting his marriage,” among other subjects. The trailer opens with a couple of characteristically self-deprecating wisecracks in which Burr tries to reconcile his domestic stability with “who [he is] as a person,” then segueing into the veteran stand-up, actor and podcaster’s well-documented anger issues. It ends with a revolving door of hot-button topics—”robot sex dolls,” Stephen Hawking, the Me Too movement, hipsters and male feminism among them. “By the way, this’ll be my last show ever,” Burr quips to conclude the clip. Don’t believe him for an instant.
Paper Tiger is Burr’s sixth hourlong special, and his fourth for Netflix—his 2012 hour You People Are All the Same was actually the first-ever Netflix-exclusive stand-up special. He’s since delivered 2014’s I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, 2017’s Walk Your Way Out and now Paper Tiger via the streamer. “Please watch it so I can continue to live a life of not having a real job,” Burr pleaded in a recent Twitter video.
Check out the Paper Tiger trailer and key art down below. You can revisit our 2017 interview with Burr right here.