Steve Jobs Legacy Torn Down by Comedian


Bill Burr takes a light-hearted jab at Steve Jobs and the legacy he left, tearing it down bit by bit. What is it that he really did, the comedian asks the audience, and what follows is funny and a bit thought-provoking as he questions what indeed did this icon of Apple actually did. He had brilliant ideas, however, he did not have to figure out how to make them a reality. He had an army of engineers and scientists that actually got the job done.

Bill Burr is an American comedian who is known for making famous bits about the night after dating, and began calling it the “walk of shame”. He is originally from Massachusetts, and has been doing stand up for many years. The video below has been viewed over 50,000 times and has most certainly gained him fans, but he also stands to lose Steve Jobs and Apple fans. If one has a limited sense of humor, and cannot or will not laugh at themselves, then this is not going to be enjoyable.

Apple has a loyal and almost cult-like following that will not be dimished no matter how many bugs have to be worked out of the newest iPhone. Bill Burr does not care who one might be loyal too, nothing is sacred and nothing is off-limits. He can go from eating out to pedophiles, all in the same act. He also boasts of being the first stand up comedian to perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in 2009.

His style is one of a kind, and many who have seen him live, will say that his shows are not scripted at all. He is more of a go with the flow kind of comic, and is the first to say that he can change up to 60 degree’s during each show, which makes each show one of a kind. His live act as seen here, tearing down the Jobs empire, is both funny and witty, and if the reaction of the audience is any indication, extremely funny.

It may be too soon after Jobs death for this. Some say yes and some say no, it has been only three years since he has left this world. Even Bill Burr realizes that Jobs was a brilliant man, and as the saying goes, if they stop talking, they stop remembering. Jobs was a pioneer in technology, and his leadership cannot be questioned, so what is left but to keep his legacy alive by making fun of it. The products he invented, like the iPod, iPad and the iPhone will be used for years to come. His legacy will live on within the company he co-founded, and those that take a light-hearted approach at who he was and what he did.

In the spirit for which it was given, the audience loved this skit about the late great Steve Jobs, and if remembering comes with laughter, well, who wouldn’t want thousands of people smiling, laughing, and happy as someone poked a little fun at their lives and accomplishments.

Opinion by Kristi Cereska

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