Bill Burr Loves The College Admissions Scandal - CONAN on TBS

Joylandi 12-Apr, 2019
Bill Burr is tickled by the lengths that wealthy parents went to to get their "dumb" kids into college.
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  • To be fair Bill, yes he was a great sportsman but he stabbed two human beings to death.

  • Why do people assume it's harder at a high ranked University? It's not a different exam. A BA in English at Harvard is the same exam as a BA in English from another University. The better University has their pick of the teachers and better teaching resources. It's the equivalent of having the best tutor. If anything it's easier to get a good grade at a better university.

  • what's funny about Bill and Conan's heads is that they have similar hair color and skin tone, but conan's hair is on top and bill's hair is on the bottom

  • Imagine thinking that this bald dude is funnier than Norm.

  • That's why he got into Harvard. It didn't seem that hard. Meanwhile, I'm at BFE tech, and Im like huh.


  • If someone donates $100,000 to a college, their own children should be admitted! There are plenty of colleges that those "less fortunate" can attend. In fact, if all the rich children went to the same college, then the "less fortunate children" would be getting a better education elsewhere.

  • Bill Burr nailed it! I graduated from a very tough state university that had an open admission policy and a very high failure rate. It provided an excellent education. The problem was how the stats looked on paper. So with some marketing strategy, the board decided to raise admission standards to those of ivy league schools but dumbed down the curriculum for a higher graduation rate. This resulted in some impressive stats but with a trade-off of graduates receiving a substandard education. At least students have a "ball" while they are matriculating.

  • "NAAKED GUN!!! 1 & 2" lmfaoo

  • Much better than Jim Jeffries

  • 0:21 best part

  • Just pure gold

  • Brown people work the system it's okay, white people work the system it's horrible

  • Bill burr is the goat.

  • Conan is simply the best at working with Burr. He obviously just gets it.

  • When OJ busts into that crooked meeting on the ship and the beginning of Naked Gun. That is one of the funniest scenes ever. Bear trap, wet paint, wood stove etc....etc....

  • I’m asian and all my siblings and cousins went to ivy league schools or really good private universities except for me-i didn’t even finish college. I always get looked down on by my parents, aunts and uncles, but i’m doing fine. I lived life my way and now i own a commercial property, residential investment properties and a cafe. Plus, i am the good looking one in the family. FTW

  •, you went to Harvard, right? 😄

  • Let Billy vent more Conan

  • Nobody will mention it was nearly all Jews.

  • Did an AI write this?

  • Shitty Crowd

  • Love bill ❤️

  • I still watch OJ Simpson highlights 😂😂😂😂😂

  • NAKED GUN 😂😂

  • The upvote ratio on this video Vs the audience reaction is a great example of how people are dishonest in front of other people and toe the PC line. Some of it could be a California crowd, but not most of the difference.

  • He is doing a show in Denmark very soon, I can't wait for him to roast us! :D

    • +MartyCrew haha i know!;);)

    • Should be pretty easy :D /Best regards from Malmö

  • OJ's hilarious in Naked Gun. Still remember seeing 33 and 1/3 a month before he killed Nicole.

    • I thought his eldest son did the killings

    • The scene when he gets shot on the boat, and then just has terrible luck grabbing onto a hot furnace, getting his jacket messy on wet paint, and then falling face first onto a perfectly placed wedding cake has had me uncontrollably laughing for years.

    • And he is always being unlucky in the movies. Like "deeeeerp".

  • This is the real joke

  • A friend of my family got accolades like crazy for math in high school, wrote a book on solving the rubik's cube as a junior (early 80s), and attended MIT. He went from being a top student in the entire state of California to being a middle-of-the-pack student in college. He busted his butt for average grades in college and described how dumb he felt among his classmates. I really think it depends on the school and program of study. I have friends who worked hard to transfer to UC Berkeley from junior college. They got in on a non-competitive program and then did what they had to in order to declare the major they really wanted from a competitive department. The curriculum was so intense that cheating was rampant and an open secret. I hate knowing about it even today. One of them was a student of mine (i tutored calculus in college). She would drive to my house, pick me up, and feed me food and alcohol in between intense study sessions. She managed to get honors and didn't even write her honors thesis, but paid a grad student to do it for her. To this day, whenever she attempts to invoke the logical fallacy of authority (well I went to Berkeley) during our political debates, i counter about her open cheating and admitted shortcuts throughout her college career.

  • Conan said he doesn't feel as if Harvard's cirriculum isn't as tough as lower level colleges

    • It isn't... Unless you pick something obscure like Social Science...what's different about hard math and quantitative science? As opposed to a Community College? It's all the same formulas and algorithms in the book. Some professors might have a better grasp on a particular chapter or have a better way of explaining the nuances of a certain topic, but it's all on you to understand whats presented. If you put in the time... you'll understand everything.

  • The hardest part of getting into Harvard is knowing someone who went their and had an 'in'

  • Two gingers from Massachusetts, what could be better.

  • Since it's fashionable now to have stand up acts in politics, Bill should run against Trump in 2020. There's gonna be a lot of one-liners coming out of that one!

  • Will someone get Conan a taller chair, Christ the man's legs deserve better than this

  • I didn't even know OJ Simpson was once a football player.

  • OJ was actually funny in Naked Gun lol

  • I feel like Conan has Bill Burr on just to express how he himself feels since he knows he’s in a job that has to appear neutral.

  • His father, Thomas Francis O'Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • I didn't go to college or university you could say i went to the school of life and doing fine thank you lol

  • The part about acceptance being difficult, is true for some of the schools. But the schools with lower acceptance rates have higher graduation rates. Schools like my public college that accept over 70% of applicants, have terrible graduation rates. I don't know what the reasons are - perhaps because it is so expensive to go to USC, UCLA, Harvard, Stanford, that people are unlikely to quit. Or maybe it is good to not accept everyone, so that they don't waste their own time and money like they did at my kinder college. But there is a lot of data out there, that will challenge everyone's own biases about college. The only truth I was given about college attendance, was when the dean told everyone to look to the person on your left, then the person on your right, and said "those 2 people will not be here anymore by the end of the first year". That was true for my school, but doesn't appear to be true for the more selective universities.

  • Let’s not forget that Conan’s dad was one of Harvard’s top professors when he got in. :^)

  • Bill is slaying. Even funnier, that audience is terrified to laugh at anything even remotely non-pc.

    • +hrovat97 If you don't see it, you're being dishonest with yourself and probably are one of those people afraid to laugh. You could hear a pin drop during that OJ bit.

    • +hrovat97 he's trying to make some narrative out of his own imagination

    • ServiceInstaller I mean they were laughing so I don’t get your point

  • solid 6 minutes..

  • I wish they'd just release the whole thing as one video

  • This is so true. Unnecessary barriers set for candidates have been played out for too long not only in college, but anywhere else. It's justifiable only before it's turned into a prop for a sheer image of "prestige." Once you are in, you are fine!

  • naked gun! yes!!!!

  • We need more bill burr interviews

  • And I love this guy. 😂😂

  • Conan saying Harvard was as easy as any other college. Meanwhile students at UC Berkeley's College of Engineering are struggling to stay afloat. I'm pretty sure all this talk of "college is just an expensive babysitting service" doesn't really factor in the science and engineering degrees.

  • Thanks, UZ-tv. For recommending this to me. Bill & Conan ftw

  • naked gun was awesome rip leslie nielsen

  • who's the bald guy with no empathy trying to tell jokes

  • Bill Burr is awesome!!!! Conan is a moron. All late night shows are garbage now.

  • They just kept cheating once they started their classes. He was acquitted. He was never "that".

  • Bill Burr, Black man trapped in a White man's body. Bill Burr is a Vanilla Oreo.

  • "Naked gun! One and two!" yeah, I guess someone remembers those better 😂

  • Cant help but love ole billy ballbags

  • When he bought up oj Simpson I simultaneously facepalmed and laughed 😂😂 you gotta love bill

  • Who is he

  • Naked Gun...1 and 2 😂😂

  • Haha, Bill is the best!

  • My like is solely for Bill Burr. He’s hilarious. 😂❤️

  • Elite universities are about the same as state schools but nobody really compares them.

  • He went to Haaaaaavvvvuuuud

  • Bill and Conan are great together . Arid y’all see bill and Colbert ? Omg that was horrible

  • That scandal was hilarious. Is it ANY scandal they want? , , , No. 💥😂 they just want to pick the scandals. You can't do that dumbasses. When a sitting president has been spied on, what does it matter that a mom lied about a kid play lacrosse. And we're all like " yeah yeah great, now what about the spying on our president and why are they trying to suppress that?"

  • I still watch OJ Simpson highlights. 🤣 Burr is savage.

  • F***! He's right.

  • What bill didn’t mention was that these kids only stay in school bc they pay people off to pass them

  • I know he’s being funny but as usual red-pilled Bill lays down some brilliant insight.

  • Coco is for spysassins ONLY!

  • @ +'

  • Conan one of the best interviewers. Bill one of the best people to interview. They should 100% have their own show. It’d be one of the best shows on television!

  • Oh, like a double homicide (com’on, you know he did it) doesn’t trump winning the Heisman trophy.

    • How many people can do the first, and how many people can do the second? I rest my case.

  • I think this is the first time I've ever wholly disagreed with a controversial Bill Burr take. If you're a murderer, then you rightfully should be defined as such the rest of your life

    • You'd think so, but apparently it's easily forgiven/forgettable when you do it in uniform.

  • Bill burr is such a drunk

  • These guys have chemistry, they are totally on the same page. Bill just put into words what Conan is really thinking but can't say.

  • Someone really ought to tell Conan that his hair looks ridiculous.

  • Bill Burr should run the country for th next 100 years

  • Bill Burr is the man.


  • Bill thrives on making the audience uncomfortable. Especially when he’s playing to a milquetoast crowd.

  • "I would be adding stuff on NAKED GUN!" Lmfao

  • Bill has a way of speaking obvious truths in a way that makes you simultaneously nod and cringe.

  • "I still watch OJ Simpson highlights." I straight up thought he meant from the trial.

    • The chase in the white Bronco came to mind.

  • "But you're smiling so much just thinking about it." Bill Burr's worldview explained in 9 words.

  • Sounds a bit like absolution. 🤔 Say, wE really aRe complex, this from one who echoes calls for reduction of planetarians to that certain fixed resource friendly number? 😳

  • Conan, please consider dropping the full interviews you do onto UZ-tv. It'll be win-win for everyone. We get to see our beloved guest, and you guys get to put double ads on the same content! Because people WILL watch the full interview as well as the shorter clips. Please just give it some consideration. Also, can't get enough of ol' freckles combined with Coco, they make a very dynamic duo!

  • Guy Fiere here! Welcome to another episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives!

  • Where I went to college is incredible difficult to get it, but an even more difficult curriculum, at least in my field (chemistry).

    • +neosapiens I don't. I didn't say that. I was saying that not all schools difficult to get into have easy curricula.

    • And how we do you know that a chem degree from one of the top 300 universities in the world would be any easier? Did you study at more than one place?

  • I always thought that it was the standard in usa that if you are rich you got to better schools guess i was right anyway.

  • That set doesn't work.

  • Conan's a great guy, the kinda guy that would tip more than the bill and then not claim it on his tax returns.

  • Harvard is not hard. It just looks good on a/your resume

    • George W Bush is both a Yale and Harvard graduate. That speaks volumes

  • You gotta love Bill Burr. He gets better the older he gets lol. I swear me and him think just a like

  • Say curriculum in your mind then say it out loud

  • I still watch oj Simpson highlights. Perfect landing

  • College is such a rip

  • God that transition was Gold