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How to Make Norwegians Laugh: Bill Burr on International Comedy


Even though there’s English comedy all over the world, a joke that kills in one country can bomb in another. In this clip, South African comic Mpho Popps talks to American comedy icon Bill Burr about how he approaches performing overseas. His answer reveals a lot about the art of standup. And…squirrels?

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