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

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

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 6 comments

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...

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‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

‘Otto & George’ comedian ventriloquist Otto Petersen dies suddenly (Audio)

By | April 14, 2014 at 10:43 am | 9 comments

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...

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Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

Laughspin presents: The 10 best comedy albums of 2013

By | December 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments

In some form or another, I say this every year. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So here goes: In 2013, so many amazing comedians released so many amazing albums and specials that I struggled greatly to cram just 10 in this list of the very best. Sure, we can make the list...

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Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

Humble Bundle does comedy with Maria Bamford, Patrice O’Neal, Hannibal Buress, more

By | August 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Ever since Louis C.K. self released Live at the Beacon Theater in December of 2011, the way in which comedy fans consume laughs at home has been ever-changing. Comedians like Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari followed C.K. with the direct-to-fan model and still others (and ultimately...

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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...

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Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

Laughspin Podcast episode 58: Kathy Griffin, Natasha Leggero, rape jokes

By | June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | No comments

On a new episode of the Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Kathy Griffin breaking a so-called comedy record. Spoiler alert: I take offense at a comment she made about George Carlin. We'll also get into the rape joke debate, reignited this time by a discussion between...

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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....

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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...

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‘Documentary’ on Patrice O’Neal is perfect for true fans (Video)

‘Documentary’ on Patrice O’Neal is perfect for true fans (Video)

By | December 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments

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...

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