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Jim Norton Talks GOP Candidates, The 'Louis C.K. Model' & Comedians Apologizing (NSFW VIDEO)

Posted: 03/30/2012 1:54 pm Updated: 03/30/2012 1:54 pm

Jim Norton

Comedian Jim Norton doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to his opinions. A veteran stand-up and radio host with a notorious chip on his shoulder, Norton's humor often lies in his utter disgust in the state of culture, politics and more.

I had the chance to sit down with Norton at Caroline's on Broadway and get his take on the GOP candidates, the biggest stories in comedy and whether or not he thinks a comedian would make a good president.

Norton shared some hilarious (read: NSFW) material on Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney before commenting on the hot, new "Louis C.K." model of distributing stand-up specials directly to fans online (Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari have recently jumped on the bandwagon).

Norton also gave us his take on the issue of comedians like Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams and Gilbert Gottfried apologizing for things said in stand-up acts and on Twitter. In Norton's opinion, nothing said in humor should ever be apologized for, unless of course you're going to lose your cushy network gig (we're looking at you, Tracy).

You can catch Jim Norton performing stand-up this weekend, March 30 - April 1, at Caroline's in NYC. Tickets can be purchased here.


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