• Jim Norton prefers baby wipes to toilet paper…and other personal revelations (Video)

    Have you ever wondered if Jim Norton prefers chocolate vs. vanilla or blondes vs. brunettes, then check out this Lightning Round Q&A video featuring the Louie comedian. The short video rallies off a bunch of questions ranging from sexual preferences to how he prefers to wipe his ass. If you can’t get enough of Norton, don’t worry. His latest one-hour stand-up special Contextually Inadequate premieres on Friday at 10pm EST

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    Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You launches $125,000 Indiegogo campaign (Video)

    Creators of the Patrice O’Neal documentary Better Than You announced today that they have started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds for the film that will detail the life and career of a man many called “the most honest and unique voice in comedy.” “When Patrice passed away, I committed myself to completing projects for him that he had in the works,” said Von Decarlo, Better Than You producer and

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    Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more

    Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for Patrice O’Neal’s family, in the wake of the veteran comedian’s untimely death on Nov. 29, 2011

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    George Carlin Way becomes reality! Watch the unveiling (Video)

    It’s been three years in the making, but George Carlin Way is officially a reality. Earlier this afternoon a few hundred comedy fans and comedians damned to hell the wet, cold and incredibly windy day to gather at the corner of Morningside Drive and 121st Street in Harlem to not just see the literal unveiling of the sign but also to hear George’s daughter Kelly, older brother Patrick, George’s girlfriend

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    Comedy Dynamics offers vast comedy library on Hulu featuring Jim Norton, Whitney Cummings, DL Hughley and many more (Sponsored video)

    Comedian and frequent Time magazine contributor Jim Norton gets really awkward in social situations. But that’s partly because other people are obnoxious and awkward, too. Norton’s superb 2013 stand-up special Please Be Offended talks about the people in life who are way too sensitive and way too annoying. All of these people make Jim anxious, like the old man “warming up” to talk to you on the elevator. Yes, we’re

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    Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

    In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shinier)— specifically the back page of New York magazine. On that page for the last 10 years is the Approval Matrix, a wildly

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    Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

    UPDATE: We’ve now uploaded the official audio. It sounds amazing. So enjoy! MONTREAL — Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. We’re working on getting the proper audio from the mixing board, but in the meantime, we wanted to post the raw audio. That’s how excited we are

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    ‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

    Otto Petersen, the comedian behind x-rated ventriloquist act Otto & George, died yesterday while taking a nap. As of this writing, no cause of death has been revealed. Petersen was 53. A longtime, recurring guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, the announcement was made there this morning. “I am heartbroken to hear @OttoAndGeorge has died. He was so brilliantly funny. I really loved him,” comedian Jim Norton,

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    Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

    In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list longer to include more, but, then, the value of the list declines. Right? Right. Before we get

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    Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

    Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately C.K., Gaffigan and Ansari as well) found balance in a hybrid approach, wherein self-released projects happily co-existed with traditional distribution methods. In other words,

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

    Welcome to yet another episode of The Laughspin Podcast. This Friday on Epix — Aug. 23 at 10 pm ET to be exact — Jim Norton unleashes yet another hour of soul-sacrificing comedy. Recorded in Boston, the far-ranging American Degenerate finds the veteran comedian at his very best, deftly bouncing between the observational — John Travolta’s sex scandal, gun laws, the Pope, Casey Anthony — to personal stories about dealing

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

    On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We’ll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between comedian Jim Norton and feminist writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. We also deliver news on Will Ferrell’s

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    Comedian Jim Norton talks about his debate on rape jokes and ‘rape culture’ with feminist writer Lindy West (Audio)

    Starting at the 1:02 hour mark and ending at the 1:15 mark in the audio below, you can listen to comedian Jim Norton’s summation of his recent debate about rape jokes and “rape culture” with feminist blogger Lindy West. The audio is from today’s Opie & Anthony Show on SiriusXM. To read more about the debate and to see the actual debate from Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, go

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    Feminist writer debates Jim Norton: calls comedy clubs ‘dark basements full of angry men,’ makes rape joke (Video)

    Last night’s debate between comedian Jim Norton and Jezebel writer Lindy West on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell was moving swimmingly until the latter characterized comedy clubs as “dark basements full of angry men.” It was in response to Bell’s question, “Are comedy clubs inherently hostile environments for women?” to which a reasonable feminist would have immediately exclaimed “no” followed by an explanation of how a comedy club –

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    ‘Documentary’ on Patrice O’Neal is perfect for true fans (Video)

    A nearly 50-minute video chronicling the last few years of late comedian Patrice O’Neal’s career has surfaced. Labeled as a documentary online, it’s closer to a tribute, as it features dozens of clips of audio commentary from comedian friends like Jim Norton, Louis C.K., Robert Kelly, Dane Cook, and more, but doesn’t delve much into the comedian’s life, nor does it include new interviews conducted expressly for the project. Produced

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