Tim Dillon (Comedian): The Boomers Are A Selfish Generation And Gen Z Has Exposed Society's Scam!

Tim Dillon (Comedian): The Boomers Are A Selfish Generation And Gen Z Has Exposed Society's Scam!

Intro (00:00:00)

  • Zoomers have figured out that society is a scam.
  • They invent mental health ailments and take days off to terrify their superiors.
  • Tim Dillon is a comedic icon and master of improv.
  • He likes making people laugh at inherently dark stuff.
  • His best qualities don't come from the best reasons.

I Was a Closeted Gay Addict (00:02:01)

  • Tim Dillon was a closeted gay cocaine addict from 13 to 25.
  • He had to be good on his feet to lie and filibuster in those situations.
  • He got good at talking and thinking on his feet.
  • Some of our best qualities don't come from the best reasons.

Which One of Your Parents Were Depressed? (00:03:23)

  • Steve's mother was schizophrenic, while his father may have experienced depression.
  • Schizophrenia manifested as paranoia and confusion for Steve as a child.
  • Mental illness is harder for children to understand compared to physical illness.
  • Steve gained a better understanding of his mother's condition as he grew older.
  • The disparity between his mother's behavior and other parents was jarring for Steve.
  • Despite her eccentricities, Steve loved his mother and had a happy childhood.
  • In his early teens, it became apparent that something was wrong with his mother.
  • Steve recalls an incident where his mother believed people were following her to protect her.
  • He realized that something was seriously wrong and confided in a friend.
  • His mother's condition progressively worsened as he got older.

The Impact of Your Parent's Mental Illnesses on You (00:07:03)

  • Tim Dillon discusses the impact of growing up in a family with mental illness.
  • He mentions that he understands the fragility of mental health and has seen friends experience nervous breakdowns.
  • Witnessing his mother's struggles with schizophrenia and the side effects of her medication was difficult for him.
  • He compares it to saying goodbye to a loved one little by little as the illness progresses.

Your Parents Divorce (00:09:05)

  • Tim Dillon's parents got divorced around the time he was 13.
  • His mother initiated the divorce due to stress.
  • She exhibited signs of schizophrenia, such as compulsive behavior and collecting junk.
  • Tim's mother struggled with her mental health, but no one in the family openly discussed it.
  • Tim feels that his generation was not parented as closely as children today.
  • There were fewer restrictions and parents were less involved in their children's lives.
  • Tim had a lot of freedom and raised himself in a way due to his mother's issues and his father's absence.

Childhood Trauma & Taking Drugs (00:12:32)

  • Tim Dillon had a lot of unprocessed childhood trauma.
  • He started smoking weed in 7th grade and quickly progressed to harder drugs like cocaine, acid, ecstasy, and Special K.
  • He dropped acid on stage during his 8th-grade graduation.
  • He enjoyed this period of his life despite the negatives and hasn't done drugs or had a drink in 14 years.
  • He was always a goofball and would make people laugh by imitating his teachers and pointing out big houses while driving around Long Island.

Hitting Rock Bottom (00:15:51)

  • Tim Dillon hit rock bottom at age 25.
  • He owned a house with a subprime mortgage in Baldwin, New York.
  • He was an alcoholic and had not come out of the closet.
  • He worked at a depressing mortgage bank on Long Island.
  • He hung out with his friend's father, who was a fun guy despite having no job and selling drugs.
  • He had two boating accidents with his friend's father, who was often intoxicated.
  • One time, his friend's father ran up a $2,500 bar tab and left Tim and his friends to pay for it.
  • Tim realized his life was out of control when he was thrown out of a boat and landed in a nest of egrets.
  • He decided to go to AA to address his drinking problem.

AA Meetings (00:19:40)

  • Tim Dillon decided to attend AA meetings after realizing he was surrounded by end-stage alcoholics at a bar called Lisa's Lounge.
  • Lisa's Lounge was a bar named after a woman who died in a drunk driving accident, and it served as a community for people with nowhere else to go.
  • Dillon saw the lives of the alcoholics at Lisa's Lounge as a cautionary tale and realized he needed to make a choice to change his life.
  • He had a desire and fight within him that motivated him to persist and seek a better life.
  • Dillon believed that the primary motivating factor for change is the hope or imagination of a better life.
  • Tim Dillon realized that he didn't want to end up like the end-stage alcoholics he saw at Lisa's Lounge.
  • He had a vision of a better life for himself, one where he wasn't drunk every day, stuck in a dead-end job, and afraid of who he was.
  • Dillon recognized that change is difficult but necessary, and he made the decision to attend AA meetings as a step towards improving his life.

Trying to Get Sober (00:23:15)

  • Tim Dillon knew that sobriety would involve honesty and being sober.
  • He gave up acting at 13 to do drugs but went to a standup comedy open mic at 25 after getting sober.

Being a Juror on a Murder Crime (00:24:27)

  • Tim Dillon was a juror on a high-profile murder trial in Long Island.
  • The trial involved a man who murdered the mother of his children and was an informant for the police.
  • The police had failed to follow up on protection orders against the man.
  • The trial made Tim realize he was on a bad course and needed to change his life.
  • AA was difficult for Tim because it required vulnerability, honesty, and forgiveness.

Tim Dillon (Comedian): The Boomers Are A Selfish Generation And Gen Z Has Exposed Society's Scam! (00:00:00)

His First Open Mic Comedy Show (00:27:41)

  • Tim Dillon's first open mic comedy show was at a coffee shop in Long Island that was also a tattoo shop.
  • The audience was a mix of locals who liked comedy and people getting tattoos.
  • Despite some jokes not landing, Tim felt confident and certain that comedy was the right path for him.

The Taboos in Comedy (00:29:25)

  • Comedians are facing a clash between correctness and comedy.
  • There will always be taboo subjects and lines that need to be crossed in comedy.
  • Comedians' job is to find the line and cross it to make people laugh.
  • Some people don't understand comedy and take it too literally, getting offended and angry.
  • Comedians should not pay too much attention to these people and should focus on being funny.
  • Comedians' primary job is to be funny, not to be right or correct.
  • People should direct their energy towards those with more power rather than comedians.

Why You Don't Get Cancelled (00:33:20)

  • Tim Dillon says he is not uncancellable, but rather a goofball who says absurd and intelligent things.
  • He does not have an agenda and tries to react to things as they come, which makes his podcast entertaining.
  • Tim compares his podcast to Joe Rogan's, saying that while Rogan does serious interviews, Tim shoots from the hip and changes his mind as he goes.
  • Tim Dillon describes Joe Rogan as the most generous person he has met, who is always willing to help others succeed.
  • Rogan brings on comedians, writers, and journalists to his show and promotes their work to his large fan base.
  • Tim is grateful for Rogan's support and considers him a good friend.
  • Tim says that when he goes on Rogan's show, they simply have the conversation they would have privately, which is why people enjoy it.

The Podcasting World (00:36:09)

  • Podcasting has evolved significantly since its early days.
  • Initially, podcasting was dominated by pioneers like Joe Rogan, Keithan, the girl show in New York City, Mark Marin, etc.
  • Celebrities later joined the podcasting scene, but many of them lack genuine talent and are often boring.
  • Giving celebrities a platform to talk for an hour is a bad idea as they are filtered by corporate interests and lack authenticity.
  • Podcasting should be about being unfiltered, free, and having fun.
  • Celebrities are often not the best candidates for podcasting due to their lack of talent and authenticity.
  • Many celebrities are created by corporations and lack genuine personalities.
  • Giving celebrities a microphone can lead to boring and uninformative content.
  • Some celebrities, like Megan Markle, have received money for podcasts despite their lack of qualifications.
  • Tim Dillon believes that he should have received the money instead of celebrities like Megan Markle.

What’s Up With The Different Generations? (00:39:42)

  • The United States and the Soviet Union were the two superpowers that emerged after World War II.
  • The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and its satellite states, and the United States and its allies.
  • The Cold War began after the Second World War and ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • The Cold War was characterized by political and military competition between the two superpowers and their respective allies.
  • The Cold War had a profound impact on global politics, economics, and culture.
  • The Cold War was a time of great tension and fear, as both sides developed and stockpiled nuclear weapons.
  • The Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, marking the beginning of a new era in global politics.

What Are His Goals in Comedy (00:48:09)

  • Tim Dillon wants to create a show or movie about the Boomer generation.
  • He finds the Boomer generation funny and wants to immortalize them before they are gone.
  • He believes his childhood and upbringing will make for a good comedy show or movie.
  • His main goal is to keep making people laugh and have fun.

Have You Processed Your Trauma? (00:49:18)

  • Comedian Tim Dillon reflects on his personal experiences, including unprocessed trauma and the loss of his mother.
  • He explores spirituality, believing in the soul and spirit while acknowledging the negative aspects of his Catholic upbringing.
  • Dillon emphasizes the importance of developing a spiritual side and finding relief in letting go of someone who has suffered.
  • He contemplates starting a family and realizes that career success has limits in bringing happiness.
  • As people age, their focus shifts to finding joy in others' accomplishments and engaging in meaningful community activities.
  • True happiness comes from helping others and being part of something significant.
  • Dillon acknowledges his multi-dimensional nature beyond his stage persona.

His Experience with Therapy (00:55:38)

  • Tim Dillon discusses his approach to comedy and podcasting.
  • He explains that he tries to make sense of the world by looking at things from a different perspective and making them funny.
  • Dillon emphasizes that he doesn't have an agenda and is not sponsored by anyone, allowing him to provide a more objective and humorous take on current events.
  • Tim Dillon criticizes the boomer generation for their selfishness and lack of concern for future generations.
  • He argues that boomers have benefited from a strong economy and social programs, but have not done enough to address issues such as climate change and income inequality.
  • Dillon praises Gen Z for their awareness of these issues and their willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • He believes that Gen Z has the potential to create a more just and equitable society.
  • Tim Dillon came out as gay at around 25 years old, which is considered late by today's standards.
  • He tries to fit love into his life as much as he can, but it's difficult due to his career and the demands of being a comedian.
  • Many comedians marry other comedians or someone in the industry who understands their lifestyle.
  • Tim Dillon is not interested in a serious relationship with someone involved in the comedy world.
  • He has been in long-term relationships, but none that were serious enough to lead to marriage and children.
  • Tim Dillon attributes his focus on his career as the main reason for not being in a serious relationship.
  • He believes that he is now more open to a serious relationship and wants to enlarge the neglected parts of his life.
  • Tim Dillon learned about love by observing his parents' relationship.
  • He acknowledges that his parents' relationship has influenced his perception of love.
  • Tim Dillon admits that using his career as an excuse for not being in a serious relationship is a form of selfishness.
  • He recognizes that he could have made more time for a relationship but chose to prioritize his career.
  • Tim Dillon struggles with balancing his desire for material possessions with his desire for emotional fulfillment.
  • He feels drawn to making people laugh and being in a situation where he is appreciated and loved.

What Do You Love About Yourself? (01:01:50)

  • Tim Dillon discusses the qualities he loves about himself.
  • He mentions his ability to take care of what he loves about himself and keep doing it.
  • He doesn't let someone tell him something's not going to happen and keeps going until he figures out a way to make it happen on his terms.
  • He acknowledges that he could have easily become a drug addict or blamed others for his circumstances but chose not to.
  • He expresses gratitude for the supportive people in his life and recognizes that many people have it harder than he did.
  • Tim emphasizes the importance of taking care of one's mental and physical health and finding balance in life.
  • He stresses that sobriety is not the end of the journey but the beginning of learning how to navigate life as a human being.
  • He advises against resorting to drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy coping mechanisms when faced with challenges.

Mental Health Coping Mechanisms (01:05:00)

  • Talking to people.
  • Taking long walks.
  • Helping people in your life.
  • Trying to be a better person.
  • Avoiding spending too much time online.
  • Avoiding watching negative content on social media.
  • Engaging in real-life activities like reading books and going for walks.

Elon Musk Buying Twitter (01:07:27)

  • Twitter had become an unfortunate example of censorship in American society.
  • Elon Musk buying Twitter is a good thing as it allows for more freedom of speech.
  • Twitter is not a holistic thing and has always been a battleground for people to fight with each other.
  • Whether Twitter is the Town Square is debatable.
  • Using Twitter is a matter of personal preference and enjoyment.

Social Media Criticism (01:08:35)

  • Tim Dillon discusses the potential negative effects of feedback on creativity and self-expression.
  • He suggests that artists should focus on creating what they enjoy and find funny, rather than trying to please everyone.
  • Dillon acknowledges that metrics such as likes and ticket sales can be useful, but emphasizes the importance of personal validation and enjoyment in the creative process.

Touring The World (01:09:46)

  • Comedian Tim Dillon is thrilled about his upcoming tour in the UK, especially his performance at the renowned Royal Albert Hall.
  • His comedy show delves into various societal issues, including the impact of social media on children, mental health, cultural trends, homelessness, and drug epidemics.
  • Dillon contemplates relocating to London, intrigued by the banality and emptiness of extreme wealth prevalent in areas like Knightsbridge and One Hyde Park.
  • He notes that while the mega-rich indulge in extravagant and questionable activities, many also experience extreme boredom and lack passion.
  • Dillon contrasts the lively and fun atmosphere of the North of England, where people enjoy alcohol and have a good time, with his first-time experience in the region.
  • Tim Dillon criticizes the selfishness of the baby boomer generation and believes that Gen Z has exposed society's scam.
  • He asserts that Dubai and China are thriving because they are constructing beautiful, clean, and orderly cities, while many American cities are declining.
  • Dillon believes that people desire beautiful, clean, and orderly living environments, which Dubai and China are successfully providing.

What Happens in Hollywood? (01:15:03)

  • Los Angeles is a city of extremes, with immense wealth and extreme poverty.
  • People in LA are often waiting for instructions and consensus before acting.
  • The town is not a place where people believe things; they wait to be told what to believe.
  • People in LA are often empty and hollow, lacking meaningful existence.
  • Despite all this, the city is beautiful, and the tacos are good.

Rising to the Top: The American Dream (01:17:40)

  • The American Dream is often portrayed as a land of possibilities where anyone can achieve anything they set their minds to.
  • This idea is problematic as it oversimplifies the journey to success and ignores the compromises and hard work required.
  • Telling people they can be anything they want without considering their limitations or work ethic is misleading and unrealistic.
  • The true message behind the American Dream is the pursuit of financial success and upward mobility, rather than personal fulfillment.
  • Society encourages people to work themselves to death in pursuit of this dream, which is not a genuine path to happiness.

New Generations Don't Work Hard (01:20:51)

  • Younger generations, particularly those active on platforms like TikTok, have realized that the traditional work ethic is a scam.
  • They are taking advantage of this realization by inventing mental health ailments, taking excessive days off, and intimidating their superiors to accept their mediocre work.
  • This approach allows them to rise through the ranks and exploit the system, as they recognize the hollowness of much of the corporate world.

Remote Working (01:21:49)

  • The pandemic has shown that many jobs can be done remotely.
  • Younger workers are questioning the traditional 40-hour workweek and are using tactics such as pretending to work, threatening their bosses, and faking mental illnesses to avoid being fired.
  • Companies are now more focused on their own interests and are trying to get the most out of their employees.
  • This is a reflection of American culture, which encourages individuals to pursue their own interests.
  • Zoe is a sponsor of the podcast and an investment of Tim Dillon.
  • Zoe offers a gut health test that can analyze 100 different types of bacteria in the gut.
  • This is a significant advancement in the field of gut health testing.
  • Tim Dillon encourages listeners to visit zoe.com/stepen and use the code ce10 for 10% off.

The Future of AI (01:25:05)

  • The rise of superintelligence and AI will disrupt industries like writing and acting, with AI influencers potentially replacing human influencers and even celebrities.
  • Loneliness is increasing, leading people to seek companionship and even dating through AI.
  • The future appears grim, with the wealthy colonizing the best areas while others suffer from climate change.
  • People may live in small pods, interacting with AI influencers and expressing opinions online, but lacking ownership or real power.
  • The current generation feels robbed of experiences previous generations enjoyed and stripped of their rightful possessions.
  • The digital world is eroding physical experiences, and the increasing danger makes people afraid to leave their homes.
  • AI influencers are offered as a substitute for genuine human connection.
  • Despite these challenges, the speaker maintains optimism about the future.

Men's Mental Health (01:30:26)

  • Men are struggling with mental health issues such as loneliness, suicide, and addiction.
  • The current ideology of dividing people into interest groups and pitting them against each other contributes to isolation and tearing things apart rather than building something.
  • Men are often told that they are toxic and responsible for all the world's problems, which makes it harder for them to feel good about themselves and find their place in society.
  • People need to stop pitting people against each other and start building things based on values, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Andrew Tate's Influence (01:33:53)

  • Andrew Tate has become a symbol for a group of men who are drawn to his message of respect, strength, and success.
  • Tate's message appeals to men who feel disrespected and want to improve their status in life.
  • While some of Tate's teachings may have negative consequences, he speaks to a desire that many men have for respect and a sense of purpose.

Who Should You Have Apologized to and You Didn't? (01:34:49)

  • Comedian Tim Dillon criticizes society's double standards regarding the pursuit of wealth and status, highlighting the hypocrisy of criticizing men for seeking financial success while celebrating women for achieving material accomplishments.
  • Dillon expresses admiration for Megan Markle's shamelessness in launching a lifestyle brand despite criticism, describing her actions as embodying the essence of a climber, someone relentlessly ambitious and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
  • Dillon believes the baby boomer generation is selfish and that Gen Z has exposed society's scam, criticizing the media's focus on celebrities' accomplishments rather than their character.
  • Despite the controversial nature of his humor, Dillon's upcoming tour, "American Royalty," is highly anticipated, with shows in the UK and other countries.

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