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

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

By | November 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm | No comments

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 more...


George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

George Carlin: Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Kelly Carlin, Jim Norton pay tribute (Exclusive video)

By | October 23, 2014 at 11:27 am | No comments

George Carlin way became a reality in New York City yesterday, thanks to the work of comedian Kevin Bartini, his team and thousands of supporters. Laughspin was lucky enough to be at the ceremony where hundreds of fans, friends and comedians gathered to pay tribute to the iconic comedian who died in 2008. We had the chance to chat with George’s daughter Kelly Carlin as more...


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

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

By | August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments

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 more...


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

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

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 13 comments

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 more...


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

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

By | July 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm | No comments

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 more...


Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

Laughspin Podcast, episode 70: Jim Norton interview

By | August 22, 2013 at 12:40 am | One comment

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 more...


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

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

By | June 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 3 comments

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 more...


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

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

By | May 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 55 comments

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 more...


Patrice O’Neal benefit will include Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell and more

Patrice O’Neal benefit will include Bill Burr, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell and more

By | November 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 4 comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of comedian Patrice O’Neal’s death, so it’s appropriate, then, that a live show in honor of the man has been announced. On Feb. 19 at 8 pm at the New York City Center, comedians Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos, Keith Robinson, Ian Edwards, Wil Sylvince and Marina Franklin will join onstage more...


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