• Album Review: Mike Bocchetti takes on the Rodney Dangerfield mantle in Thank You!

    After hearing the comedy of Mike Bocchetti for the first time, you might wonder “What’s the catch?” After all, he is not your typical stand-up despite being a veteran of the industry (he started performing in 1992). In fact, when the “Shakespeare of Staten Island” reached national recognition as a frequent guest of Opie and Anthony throughout the past decade, the hosts and their listeners often laughed at him and

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    Jim Norton launches ‘The Jim Norton Show’ for Vice, guests include Mike Tyson, Dana White

    Jim Norton doesn’t seem fazed about adding more to his growing plate on the newly-retitled Opie with Jim Norton show on SiriusXM radio. The raunchy stand-up comedian is launching a new mini-series on Vice.com. The Jim Norton Show will mix in stand-up bits, guest comedians and in-depth uncut interviews shot in front of a live audience. “I wanted to do a talk show that reminded me of the old school

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    Anthony Cumia Responds To Firing … Video Shows Why Former ‘Opie & Anthony’ Host ‘Will Never Apologize’ For Racist Twitter Rant That Got Him Fired

    Anthony Cumia has finally responded to his firing from the “Opie & Anthony” radio show. But the shock jock refused to apologize for the racist rant that led to his ouster. “I will never apologize for this,” Anthony Cumia told Red Eye  host Greg Gutfeld. “I didn’t do anything wrong. This is exactly who I am. I’m not even going to deny it. I go off on tears like this. I

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    Anthony Cumia Fired … Why Racist Twitter Rant Led To Firing From ‘Opie And Anthony’ SiriusXM Show

    Anthony Cumia, one half of the radio duo Opie & Anthony, was fired on Friday following what many are describing as a shocking racist Twitter rant. The rant came after Cumia was allegedly attacked by an African-American woman in Times Square. “SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel,” said Patrick Reilly, the Senior Vice President of Communications for SiriusXM.”The decision was made, and Cumia informed,

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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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    Legendary comedian Pat Cooper announces his retirement: I got my dignity

    Legendary comedian Pat Cooper is retiring from the stage. The 84-year-old Brooklyn native was a guest on the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning, which is where he made the announcement. On the show he explained that he felt he’s accomplished everything he set out to and that, very simply, he’s too old to continue anymore. He admitted that he’s been relying on cue cards to get through

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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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    Ricky Gervais would’ve voted for Obama, you know…if he was allowed to vote (Video)

    Before the election results were in yesterday, Ricky Gervais dropped by the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM, where naturally an Obama-vs-Romney discussion developed. Although Gervais isn’t allowed to vote in America, as he’s still a British citizen despite spending most of his time in Los Angeles, he was painfully clear as to who he supports. “Obama,” Gervais tells comedian Jim Norton, the show’s third mic co-host. “The real president,

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    Andy Samberg: I think I could’ve done another year at SNL and had a great time (Video)

    This morning, newly former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg visited the fine folks at the Opie and Anthony Show at Sirius XM to plug his upcoming flick That’s My Boy, wherein he co-stars opposite Adam Sandler. Of course the topic of his SNL departure came up. “I think I could’ve done another year and had a great time, but for whatever reason, internally, I just felt like it

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    Comedian Patrice Oneal suffers stroke

    After 30 minutes of ribbing amongst friends, the Opie and Anthony Show on SiriusXM this morning got serious. Veteran comedian and longtime O&A regular Patrice Oneal, recently seen on Comedy Central’s Roast of Charlie Sheen, suffered a stroke last Wednesday. Show co-host, comedian Jim Norton invited all the regular guests on the show to make the announcement. Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson were all present. “We

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    Louis C.K. makes fun of Ricky Gervais for the way Gervais makes fun of Louis

    We missed this video when it was posted two days ago by Opie of the Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM. What can we say; sometimes we’re not the quickest. But that doesn’t mean we have to punish you by not posting at all. So, in the video Louis C.K. — frequent O & A guest — gets ribbed mercilessly by friends, comedians Jim Norton and Ricky Gervais for

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    Louis C.K. asks Donald Rumsfield if he's a flesh-eating lizard on live radio

    Donald Rumsfeld, the man who served as Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, was pushing his new book Known and Unknown in an usual place this morning– the Opie and Anthony Show on Sirius XM. Sitting in for comedian Jim Norton, who’s been in LA for a few days, was Louis C.K., a frequent guest of the show. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take too long for C.K. to do

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    Featured review: Jim Norton– Despicable

    Release date: March 8 In case you don’t know, Jim Norton is what George Carlin would have been had Carlin not been such a sweet and sensitive guy. On his aptly-titled third album Despicable – over half of the track titles (“Penguins are Assholes,” “Ron Jeremey’s Giant Cock,” “A Pile of Pussy”) would be unprintable in a mainstream publication – Norton gives his fans exactly the kind of abrasive, vulgar

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    Bill Burr: ‘I’m a functioning psycho’

    With the release of an album, DVD and the premiere of his one-hour Comedy Central special, Why Do I Do This? it’s a busy month for one Boston-bred comedian– especially for a self-professed ‘pyscho.’ Welcome to the honest — if not, slightly frightening — mind of Bill Burr. Over the past five years, few comedians have been more exciting to watch grow as an artist as Bill Burr. Through his

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    Robert Kelly: Cringe comedy with a side of sensitive

    Just the Tip isn’t just the name of comedian Robert Kelly’s new Comedy Central album; it’s also where the former Tourgasm star’s career is headed. Ok, and it’s a reference to one of his dick jokes. But there’s a lot more to this tough Boston native. Robert Kelly is a bit tuckered but in a great mood as we stride through New York City’s West Village on a chilly March

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