More and more comedians are heading to relatively new cable network Epix to premiere their stand-up specials– and Jim Norton is the latest. His newest offering Please Be Offended, recorded at the Ohio Theatre in Cleveland, will debut June 30. Norton joins the likes of Lewis Black, Louis C.K., David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard and Kevin Smith, who have all placed comedy specials on Epix.
“Jim Norton pulls no punches going after jaw-dropping laughs not intended for the faint of heart,” Epix says about the special. “Among his targets: the national hypersensitivity epidemic – leading celebrities, talking heads and regular Joes alike to get offended by just about anything. Norton’s got a message for those people, and it’s in the title.”
Please Be Offended follows the release of last year’s album Despicable, which landed on Laughspin‘s list of the best 10 comedy albums of the year. The new special will be Norton’s second hour-long special; his first, Monster Rain was released in 2007, while his half-hour special on HBO debuted two years prior.
Norton has also released two other albums — Yellow Discipline and Trinkets I Own Made From Gorilla Hands — and has written two best-selling books, Happy Endings: Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch and I Hate Your Guts.