Bill Burr | Advice: How Come Nobody Takes Me Seriously?

Bill Burr
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Bill reads an email from a listener who has trouble being taken seriously.
the Monday Morning Podcast Live was shot at Dynasty Typewriter on October 17, 2019
Produced by Andrew Themeles and All Things Comedy

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Nov 21, 2019




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amstel 54
amstel 54 Day ago
I do Bill, you're a clever, honest guy
NeverRubARhubarb 20 days ago
Stop trying to impress assholes. Stop giving a shit what assholes think of you. Find your own people. And you're 23 - so don't be so hard on yourself.
thewind92 Month ago
Relatable af
Philippe Hunt
Philippe Hunt 2 months ago
This sounds like me 5 years ago when I was fat and lonely before I lost all the weight. Please work to better yourself or you’ll end up like this guy
Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson 2 months ago
Better advice than "just excersise and take vitamin D".
Arthur 002
Arthur 002 5 months ago
why is a comedian telling the best advice I've ever heard?
Adam Chapman
Adam Chapman 5 months ago
Bill is actually pretty wholesome himself
Left JAB
Left JAB 6 months ago
maybe it's because no one likes you when your 23
slither the wizard of wither
Some guy gave me back my wallet at school freshmen year still haven't forgotten it but to be fair a Senior.
Arthur Saey
Arthur Saey 8 months ago
that look at 2:28 always gets me xD
Alex 8 months ago
"How come nobody takes me seriously?" "I have a dry sense of humor and am, most of the time, joking with every interaction I'm in." Bruh
chak 9 months ago
I think we all been there at some point , right now I'm at the extreme end when I can just ask for a cup of coffee and people think I'm gonna murder them its my face idk
AlphaDog Elite3
AlphaDog Elite3 9 months ago
LOL, Nice Guy? Welcome to hell, bitch!!!
Gregory patrick smith
You’re awesome bill
Mother Coconuts
Mother Coconuts 9 months ago
I can safely say his advice made me quit my job. I didn't wanna go to work during the pandemic, so I didn't. It's non-essential work so...
Riley EN
Riley EN 9 months ago
stop eating soy and man up lol
Bipedal 9 months ago
*W H O L E S O M E*
Pro Screens
Pro Screens 9 months ago
The people who go around saying they deserve respect are the ones who will never get it
Joshua Morriston
Joshua Morriston 9 months ago
That was actually some really good advice. Honest, but also not too hard on the guy.
Megadextrious 10 months ago
I’ve always had to deal with the same thing my whole life :/ I hate it so much. I feel like it’s gotten a tiny bit better the older I get, but it still sucks just being right about everything and nobody believes you......
Juber777 10 months ago
Dear Bill Burr I want to die but my family and friends don't, what the fuck do I have to do to make em understand there is no point to try anymore?
broeklien 10 months ago
Look if you are a nice guy, optimistic and kind. You dont have a problem Just dont go out of character to try and change the dicks around you. They are not even worth it if they cant see what a gem you are. Your posse will find you. Just be patient and dont hide. Go out and meet people. Look at life from your future friends point of view. Where are they gonna find you. Dont change man I like the original you. That is the most stable you there is, and that counts. Good luck.
Kieran O Brien
Kieran O Brien 10 months ago
2 minutes in and you said your not jaded. Bang on man bang on
Prince Maxwell
Prince Maxwell 10 months ago
Is Bill wife dressing him now? He looks really super cool these days in outfit. GOOD For him!!!
a girl is no one
a girl is no one 10 months ago
That slouch
3J 10 months ago
Michael Martinez
Michael Martinez 10 months ago
Stop being a good guy an strat being a good man.
spookypunky 10 months ago
Bill has great advice
Roger Limoseth
Roger Limoseth 10 months ago
Hey Mr Seriously, next time your working at bed, bath and beyond and your manager picks on you... Grab a soap on the rope and beat him about his head, neck and shoulders until he stops. If he fires you so what it's a bed, bath and beyond but he won't pick on you anymore.
Martin 10 months ago
When I was sad one day at work, I drew a smiley on a piece of sandpaper ( I'm a carpenter ) and everytime I get sad I look at that sandpaper and it reminds me of the happy times and that good things are coming, it's just around the corner. I related to this video on so many levels, how no one could take him seriously and it really is frustrating.
Khelah10 10 months ago
That eye bulge when he read "people say they could never see mad." Haha
Quirky Purple
Quirky Purple 10 months ago
He's a nice guy.
Federico Eiriz
Federico Eiriz 10 months ago
Was the guy sitting in the crowd?
Ghadrack Potato
Ghadrack Potato 10 months ago
Bill Burr, maniac therapist. What we all didn't know we needed for real.
Christopher Bailor
Christopher Bailor 10 months ago
when bill says, "when you hear a noise in the night and you're like fuuuck..." I was thinking an actual gunshot in the night and I'm like fuuuck, that poor SOB.
Brazen Bull
Brazen Bull 10 months ago
Odds are this guys got his shit together and he's gonna do good in life. He just needs some grit and to get away from everyone. This reminds me of my family ex-friends and ec-coworkers. Once i got away from all of em there was no negative energy contributing to the suppression of the mindset i needed. A year later I have a career all my shits been working out for me. Negative shit from others can effect you even if you're strong willed. Cut them out..
jjohnston94 10 months ago
Every time I've stuck up for myself at work I've been declared "unprofessional".
Christopher Borchard
Christopher Borchard 10 months ago
He’s a time-bomb in waiting! LOL!
Malekariel 11 months ago
bout the gun thing. big same. hate guns. dark, alone, at night.... wish i didnt hate guns...
Shub Singh
Shub Singh 11 months ago
This is so me !
Abdelhak Saouli
Abdelhak Saouli 11 months ago
I want to send some shit for Bill to read about my life mybe he has some solutions ? how can i do it ?
onkar5 11 months ago
It’s a skill. To stand up for yourself without losing your temper. There is an increasing number of toxic people around who will constantly look to cross your boundaries if you let them. And they rely on your inability to deal with awkward silences and confrontations to do so. Make peace with awkwardness and silences in a conversation. Say it “I don’t want to”, “No”. And then enjoy the silence that follows. It will be hard for some time. Mainly coz people around you are not used to it. Slowly the bad ones will leave and the good ones will learn to respect your boundaries.
Turd Ferg
Turd Ferg 11 months ago
Bill burr is a very perceptive dude. Wise man. Funny is a plus.
Svet U
Svet U 11 months ago
Jordan Peterson says, if I remember correctly, that the second biggest thing he has helped people with is assertiveness.
Harry Turner
Harry Turner 11 months ago
Maybe because you ask a comedian for advice
unfalsifiable 11 months ago
Bill Burr out here doing the real work. Real comedy saves lives.
Enti Maonte
Enti Maonte 11 months ago
The young man should rather ask himself: "How come I take other people seriously?"...because other people are full of shit. And those who take advantage of others will have to face the fact that they will get killed.
RsN92 11 months ago
Plot twist: this is Bill's letter to himself when he was 20
Ted Wasserman
Ted Wasserman 11 months ago
Did I write this letter and forget? I agree with Burr. It is fashionable to be jaded and cynical. Which is why they ruined Superman.
Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh 11 months ago
Listen to Peterson. All sorts of advice on this subject.
Matthew Centner
Sounds like a laugh track on this.
Noor Nasri
Noor Nasri Year ago
> Dark humour , wants to be a comedian > Loves to laugh, wants others to laugh > Everyone expects him to always be happy, smiling > He can't get anyone to take him seriously > Reaching a breaking point > Picked on most of his life > Socially awkward? This dude is the joker.
Jose Villanueva
I take you seriously Bill
Joe Mccallum
Joe Mccallum Year ago
Im digging this bill, u should keep it up! Its fantastic thanks!
The Emperor [Star Wars Legend's]
One way to take you seriously is if you look like you should not be f**ked with. The stoic, stone-face seems to have that affect on people.
Hajime Chan
Hajime Chan Year ago
Sounds like it is written by Joker.
MuddyFalcon Year ago
I say just go psycho and shoot everyone that made you feel bad. It worked for me! Now I am surrounded by people in prison who respect and fear me. Some even call me the baddest dude in the west!
4exgold Year ago
next active shooter... Bloodbath & Beyond
Deh Man
Deh Man Year ago
Dave Chapelle's mom said it best: *Sometimes you have to be a lion so that you can be the lamb that you really are*
Cyberpunk Year ago
this couldntve come at a better time, i live in a refugee group housing and some times people just knock on you door and wanna come in, and you know them for a couple of years or so, not close friends, just the "hi, hows life goin" kinda talk. so they knock, and sit and smoke and bother me (if you're an introvert who wanna be alone and play video games, that kinda annoying) and im a nice guy or atleast i try to be , but some of these people, this annoying irirtating type is either naive or they try to push your buttons (because they see how nice you are and assume and thing goes) and shit but im tired of it and i will have a short term conflict for a long term relief. sorry for the incoherent comment but i'm 25 and at one point you're just tired of people and thier shit, especially when you come across the same type over and over again.
3rdVoid Men
3rdVoid Men Year ago
That's how Joker script got started.
Hardly anybody accepts this but we don’t trust or respect people who we deem harmless. You only do that with people you know can be dangerous. At least your subconscious does that for you. You are a fool to underestimate people’s ability to go beyond acceptable behavior when they are pushed.
Nic Ford
Nic Ford Year ago
Been there done that. Lemme help (to all those people not reading this) 1. Realize the world is rough. People aren’t nice. Nearly everyone, even good ppl, will take advantage of you if you let them. Fair? No. But that’s reality. It’s tough out there. 2. Stop being nice. Don’t be a nice guy. Nice is just another word for harmless. Be kind. The most fear instilling guy can be kind with soft actions. But stop being nice. Figure the difference, and implement. 3. Assert yourself. If you avoid conflict to the point of compromising what you believe to avoid a conflict, stop. Start small. Voice a different opinion that is non consequential. Be polite, understanding, gentle, but also firm in your opinion. Repeat until it’s comfortable. Move on to more consequential conflicts. 4. Confidence. Good chance you lack it. Maybe not. If you ain’t confident, learn to not give a single fuck. Scared you might mess up or fail? Fuck it. The world is going to continue to spin if ya do. What happens, happens, stop caring. It’s hard to create confidence, so start with next best: not giving a rip and just doing it. Then grow as you discover your competence. 5. Backbone. Grow one. You think being nice helps make the world go round? It doesn’t. Sometime bad things, hard things, and jarring things make the world go round. You bring nice will inhibit some people from becoming their best. Don’t let others down by being weak. Grow a backbone for others. Standing up for yourself profits others as much as you. 6. If all else fails go listen to Jordan Peterson. He is smarter than me.
Good Day
Good Day Year ago
ask yourself something: are you someone who can be stepped on and walked all over? you talk a lot about wanting people to treat you differently and respect you, and to not treat you like you're a pushover, but *are you* a pushover? we don't actively choose if we respect, pity, envy, like, hate -- whatever, we don't choose what we think about people. our brain sees them, analyzes them, crunches the numbers real fast and puts it in the "bears teeth and will bite" category or "bears hooves and will run" category. you are IMMEDIATELY slotted into "big guy" or "little guy" whether that person wants to categorize you or not. you can change your standing in their mind through interaction, because you might reveal to them things about yourself that would facilitate being recognized differently. are you the sheep or the dog? you can be either one, it's up to you and it starts in your brain. the way people look at and speak to you is a result of who you are. if you want to change the way people are with you, be somebody else.
Brady Neal
Brady Neal Year ago
This is scary. Some random person, exact same age, career, mindset, tactics, etc., asking Bill for advice, and He says the exact same advice I've heard from my peers. Guess us 7,000,000,000 people aren't so different.
Zdravko Perkovich
I love asking Bill questions through other people.
byron p
byron p Year ago
It actually took me to the age of, oh, 26, before I twigged to the fact that I didn't really know much of anything, anything important. Before that, of course, I knew everything.
Nicola Morales
"You talking to me? You talking to me? You don't respect my idea?" Lmao
John Sunlight
John Sunlight Year ago
Generally speaking, primates are dicks.
Cvlt Verum
Cvlt Verum Year ago
BE ASSERTIVE thats all
Top Ramen
Top Ramen Year ago
Wow I’m literally going through the exact same shit
Roger Perkins
Roger Perkins Year ago
This was surprisingly introspective at the end with the writing, glad I watched
Shounak Kulkarni
Been through the same situation as this guy. I think he's just not being himself. He needs to stop focusing on other people, trying to please them. He just needs to introspect on his own goals, like Bill said, and just work towards them. Everything else automatically falls in place.
Anders Lund Covers
I feel the same way sometimes. I have always made people laugh and in school i was the class clown, while at the same time maintaining serious focus on working hard. But yeah, people have a tendency to read that as weakness. The older I get the more cynical and jaded the people around me get, but I never changed. I think it comes down to jealousy. Sad people hate to se someone else have fun in life. Like my uncle. The other day I was at a Christmas lunch with family, and I talked about the difficulties I had getting a steady job. I brought up some things I wanted to pursue and that I had been thinking about getting into carpentry. My uncle then injected that i was "Too lazy" to do that kind of a job. I was a little stunned by his bluntness. Because i had never heard that before. I asked him what he was basing that on, seeing as I have always gotten the opposite feedback from my employers. Then he went "well, I mean.. just look at you". I have gained some weight in the last year due to some medication I had to go on. But he didn't know that. He made me feel so shitty and he just made everybody uncomfortable. After that I have been reflecting on my life and yeah. Maybe some people doesn't respect me because I am too nice. But I dont wanna change because of a few assholes.
Chad Higgins
Chad Higgins 21 day ago
Your uncle sounds like an asshole! Never change buddy!
Googlee Dood
Googlee Dood Year ago
I thought retail was clothes???
Sean Paulson
Sean Paulson Year ago
This set up is hilarious lmao
ethan willier
ethan willier Year ago
Just saw you in mandalorian, was awesome but what's up with the back gun is it an ai or controlled by you?
The RA
The RA Year ago
What starts with an "e" and ends with an "e" and contains one letter? an envelope.
Yokasmiro Year ago
Is this the live podcast?
najm elyakin khobayb azzeb
If you're nice people will shit on you. Don't be nice!
Vicious Zero
Vicious Zero Year ago
Well shit, I may as well have been the one who wrote that letter (I'm even a 23 year old guy). I'm not as chastized as this guy seems to be but still. Bill was on point, and his comparison to Travis Bickle was fuckin' hilarious. Good stuff.
paul byron
paul byron Year ago
Love that word everyone is a cunt Pure British word Everyone is a cunt Until proven otherwise
paul byron
paul byron Year ago
Cunt is a great word
Ramona Lee
Ramona Lee Year ago
From what I know, everyone has the problem of how to confront people but confront them in a constructive way. I have a tendency to get angry when I have to confront someone but when that happens your point gets lost and then you things go sour.
Nakul Menon
Nakul Menon Year ago
The smiley face, journal .Holy Shit! Bill was a potential joker
Shovel Year ago
Bill's advice here was actually pretty wholesome too! 👍
Vernon Stone
Vernon Stone Year ago
Lame. This BS didn’t even show the whole bit. What kinda shit is that
Retail is clothes.?.....you know Bill is astoundingly ignorant sometimes,you know for such a worldly fella!
joeybeann Year ago
fuck Burr. Get out there. Figure it out yourself.
joeybeann Year ago
this actually helped
Connor H.
Connor H. Year ago
I never got confrontational up until this past year (i'm 31) and my biggest hang up was always anxiety. Like the guy writing the letter, and bill himself, my problem was being nice and then becoming an asshole (and not a funny one) because I thought that would shift people's perception of me. What really changed things, honestly, was getting some therapy and getting fucking medicated to where I now get to experience what all you normal people feel like instead of triple guessing every decision I make to the point I talk myself out of it. Anyway, some rich asshole was talking down to some lady when he was clearly in the wrong (stopped his suv on a bike path to look at his phone) and yelled at him to fucking move, from like 6 feet away from his open window. watching the fear of god pass across this dude's smug shithead face before he took off was like a religious moment for me. I haven't gone out of my way to scare people since then or anything, but since then I've had a much better sense of self and it was a real turning point in that i don't think about others as much in regards of validating my self image any more.
music man
music man Year ago
bill burr for president 2021
sno86 Year ago
The guy just needs to be more confident in himself, wing confidence to begin with and then after a few months it will be come naturally
Bebe Enderson
Bebe Enderson Year ago
I thought retail was clothes too...
Erneez pix
Erneez pix Year ago
You criticize mgtow, but didn't marry until 46! You need to wait awhile. Naive
Zero11 Year ago
I kinda liked these better when i imagined bill sitting in the garage alone doing them
Taranizs Year ago
A 23 year old MALE musician who works at BB&B can't figure out why people don't take him seriously? That entire fucking sentence is exactly why people don't take you seriously.
Throttle Kitty
I'm a very nice person with an asshole line! No, not my buttcrack! It's a line in the sand, if you cross it, I'M AN ASSHOLE NOW!
Tyler Lavoie
Tyler Lavoie Year ago
You gotta break some eggs here to get the omelet going I think, i swear my life isn’t going to be complete until I get advice from Bill Burr
Tyler Lavoie
Tyler Lavoie Year ago
“I did that , it didn’t work for me, look at the angry fucking luna- look what I was sitting on”
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