24. "If you're a comedy process geek, Chris went and did a Director's Cut" In response to Reply # 0
There's an extra 40 minutes of jokes added, but more interestingly he took the director credit from Bo Burnham and completely re-edited it so it looks more like a standard special - wide shots, crowd reactions, all that. It also shows that Burnham really did edit the special like a actual film at times and changed the way Rock's jokes were told.
There's more crowd work, the punch lines are emphasized a little more (like apparently, "no justice, no quiche" was the punchline to "justice for Chad"), and some of the jokes are a little sloppier. There's a whole riff about what modern Jim Crow Laws are and how he uses the color white in his house to prepare his kids for the real world that was cut out and might be some of the best jokes in the set! And the gun violence jokes make a lot more sense in the context of the set surrounded by four other minutes on gun violence.
Total Blackout is a really interesting flex and it's cool Netflix has 'em both 'cause if you want the real good Rock solos they're all over this extended cut but if you just want the melodies Tamborine is still a really good time. I don't even know if I have a preference - Total Blackout feels like a comedy set and Tamborine feels like a statement, and I kind of agree with the post above that said Rock is more of a technician. I might lean toward this new one just because giving the money shots more time to build up helps them land a little harder, and all the jabs leading up are sometimes just as funny or funnier.