These are good times for anyone who enjoys the caustic, often scathing, yet fundamentally humane comedy of Massachusetts-born funnyman Bill Burr. In addition to his popular, freewheeling Monday Morning Podcast and his Netflix animated series F Is For Family—which returns for a second season later this year—Burr is releasing a new hour-long comedy special called Walk Your Way Out on Netflix on January 31. The streaming service has previously played host to such Burr specials as I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, You People Are All The Same, and Let It Go. This new special was recorded live in front of a packed house at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, a venue best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry series of country music concerts. If that seems like an unlikely venue for a cranky Northerner like Burr, that’s probably the point. Comedy thrives on contrast.
Burr’s comedy tends to be wide-ranging, and he’s proven he can riff on politics and current events as well as what’s going on in his own personal life and family. So he’ll have plenty of material to draw from for Walk Your Way Out. Netflix promises the special will cover topics ranging “from sinking cruise ships to celebrity fat shaming and the myth of healthy fast-food.” Sounds like fun. For those still not acclimated to Burr’s style of humor, this recent Conan clip provides some clues as to his political leanings.