I remember when this was first aired. I'm almost of the opinion that it was on HBO, and then it was reaired on regular broadcast the following year or two after. Hence that's why there are commercial breaks. But, rest assured, the original program did not have the commercial breaks which constitute the black areas that other reviewer are griping about.
I guess my only real complaint is that this is only an hour long. I do seem to recall the original HBO special went on for nearly two hours (maybe an hour and a half), and you saw more of the audience. And, I think there also might have been audience participation in this thing, but my memory's a little hazy.
Burns revisits his vaudeville days, and delivers a one man show with witty quips that require a little intelligence to ponder and laugh at. Burns comes from an era when clean humor was recognized as being needed in certain venues and for certain audiences, and that as funny as some blue humor could be, or allusions thereto, blue humor was not "the only game in town" so to speak.
Burns recounts several anecdotes for the audience who laugh and applaud at his delivery as he tells of parties, entertainers long gone, and how sex is on everybody's mind in a very clever and un-tawdry manner, but with bawdy overtones without a lot of the abrasive behavior and rude lexicon employed by so many other younger comedians at the time.
I am sorry this is not the original show as was first aired, but a made for broadcast "non-cable" version, because the show is quite entertaining in its original form. If you don't mind commercial breaks without commercials, then maybe see this once. If not, then pass it up for something else, because you will be bothered by the minute and a half black areas separating several minutes of Burns doing his thing on stage.