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Jim Norton

First Nighter: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Distinguish Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plucking the dialogue pretty much verbatim from his best-selling book, Steinbeck handily transferred his tale to the stage. Again George and Lennie -- traveling together like the scores of other bindlestiffs scouring California's Salinas Valley (Steinbeck's version of William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County) for work -- arrive at a farm for barley bucking activity.

Stolen Moment From The 2nd Annual Patrice O'Neal Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Why 'Context Is Everything' With Anti-Gay Language In Comedy

Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Comedian Jim Norton sounded off on the issue of homophobia and anti-gay language in stand-up comedy in a Nov. 19 HuffPost Live appearance. On the ...

WATCH: Jim Norton Defends Alec Baldwin, Calls Al Sharpton An 'Absolute Pig'

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Jim Norton stopped by HuffPost Live to talk about his new comedy special "American Degenerate," and popular radio show "Opie & Anthony." Duri...

This Might Be The Coolest Thing For Stand-Up In A While

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

Since Louis C.K. changed the way comedy specials are sold with his landmark "Live at the Beacon Theatre," which he sold directly to fans through his s...

Guys, We Can Counter Rape Culture

Mike Amato | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Mike Amato

Comics don't take well to being told they're misogynist and yet they love being told that they're offensive.

What Happens When Women Tell Rape Jokes?

Gina Barreca | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

The funny woman wields humor in such a way as to remove one gag (through her refusal of silence), even as she makes another -- a joke. Thus, she simultaneously resists shutting down and shutting up.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape (and Lindy West)

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Hi, I'd like to share a story. Once in New York I watched a comedy show where the last and headlining comedian made a barrage of rape jokes to much of...

5 Things to Remember While Watching Comic vs. Feminist on Totally Biased

W. Kamau Bell | Posted 08.03.2013 | Comedy
W. Kamau Bell

Could it have been better? Sure? I certainly could have done a better job of playing traffic cop. But it was exactly what I wanted it to be: a well-mannered, intelligent, often funny, and always impassioned discussion about a sensitive and charged issue that you rarely see on TV.

Jim Norton & Lindy West Debate Rape Jokes

Posted 05.31.2013 | Comedy

If you've noticed that comedians and feminists have been butting heads more and more lately, you're not alone. With "rape jokes" at the heart of the o...

WATCH: Comedian Shuts Down Lena Dunham Critics On Fox

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.30.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Jim Norton was a guest on "Hannity" on Tuesday, and was given an odd task: To defend Lena Dunham's faux-controversial Memorial Day tweet, in ...

INTERVIEW: Jim Norton On Being Offensive & What He Likes About Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.13.2012 | Comedy

Jim Norton doesn't mind offending you, he minds what you do after you've been offended. Shortly after the debut of his new comedy special Please Be...

The Dickens Story Where You Choose The Murderer

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Chita Rivera will get some help from Stephanie J. Block, Jim Norton and Will Chase when "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" begins flummoxing aud...

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Norton's Harsh Words For Al Sharpton

Posted 06.26.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Jim Norton isn't one for political correctness, so the title of his new special, "Please Be Offended," comes as no surprise. Seriously: w...

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EXCLUSIVE: Jim Norton Talks Comedy & Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.30.2012 | Comedy

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 shoulde...

Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies At 41

Posted 12.01.2011 | Comedy

Patrice O'Neal, a fixture in the New York comedy scene for two decades who was most recently seen in the Comedy Central Roast Of Charlie Sheen, has pa...

Comedian Patrice O'Neal Hospitalized After Stroke

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Patrice O'Neal, seen most recently on "The Roast Of Charlie Sheen," suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his pe...

Weekend To-Do List: Live Shows, Film Screenings, And Valentine's Day-Inspired Events

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This weekend if you're looking for live entertainment, you can choose from indie, family-oriented and classical music events or head to a local comedy...

Jim Norton Talks Kenneth Starr's Stripper, Lindsay Lohan's Chest, And More! (NSFW VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

You probably recognize Jim Norton as the unofficial "third mic" on "The Opie and Anthony Show" on Sirius Radio, or any of his numerous stand-up appear...

HuffPost Review: The Eclipse

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Conor McPherson's The Eclipse is a gem: a smart, deliberately paced tale of mourning and renewal, a ghost story with a few moments of terror and well-observed emotional truths.

Exclusive: Tony Winner Jim Norton Kicks Up His Heels In "Finian's Rainbow"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Is anyone happier on Broadway than the cast of Finian's Rainbow? The musical once considered as problematic as South Pacific appeared in Encores and then transferred to Broadway with rapturous reviews.

Leno Taps Cluster Of Comics To Act As Celeb Correspondents On New Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jay Leno introduced some of the correspondents he'll be relying on for laughs this week before the Television Critics Association. Comedians D.L. Hugh...