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Bill Burr's new animated sitcom takes us back to blunter times

Contrarian comic Bill Burr talks about his new animated sitcom, F is for family, and why he wanted to revisit the uncensored 70s.
F is for Family harkens back to a time when “you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport.” (Netflix)
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Bill Burr has built his career on the prickly thoughts most people keep to themselves. His new animated Netflix series F is for Familytakes us back to the 1970s — a time when "you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport." 

Today the contrarian comic joins Shad to share why he didn't hire writers with happy childhoods, why he thinks some questionable norms have been "overly corrected", and why he suspects most people still think the things they've learned not to say out loud. 

Holding your tongue is not the same as changing your mind, says comedian Bill Burr. (Ben Shannon/Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

WEB EXTRA | To get a sense of Burr's no holds barred comedy, watch the trailer for F is for Family below — but please note that it is explicit. Very explicit. 

 

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