Jimmy article in The NY Daily News

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HBO's Jim Norton's 'Rain' of comedy

By SEAN L. McCARTHY
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Saturday, October 13th 2007, 4:00 AM

Jim Norton's 'Monster' special debuts tonight.

Toward the end of Jim Norton's new hour-long HBO special "Monster Rain" (debuts tonight at 10, available on DVD Tuesday), the 39-year-old comedian takes a moment to recognize and thank Opie and Anthony in the audience.

Norton certainly has seen his fan base grow since joining the morning radio duo on WXRK (92.3 FM) and XM satellite radio.

He's also working hard to reach new fans.

Since taping the special at the beginning of the summer in Washington, D.C., Norton has published a best-selling book of essays, "Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch," launched an online series on SuperDeluxe.com and made the late-night TV rounds.

Most nights, he's working out new material at the Comedy Cellar or performing on the road.

"The more big things you can do to put yourself in the public eye, the better," Norton tells the Daily News. "I've tried to keep very busy. If you're not always busy, you're going to sink like a big dumb rock. Now I don't have to face the terrifying implication that if this special bombs, I have nowhere else to go."

Even if he did, he could always rebound like Don Imus, whom Norton references in his special.

"I figured he'd be back sooner or later," Norton says. "But now with the special coming out, it's perfect timing."

He called Imus' firing by CBS Radio a disgrace, telling audiences: "Are we not allowed to make ugly jokes anymore?"

Norton has plenty of those in store, not just for the Rutgers basketball team, but also Britney Spears, Heather Mills, Larry Flynt, televised poker players, Anna Nicole Smith and Sen. Hillary Clinton. Of Clinton, Norton wonders why anyone would hold her up to be a feminist role model: "All she did was stay with a guy who [bleeped] everybody."

His special's tag line says it all best: "Cover up and cringe."

And yet, Norton says he'd rather not be referred to that way. "I don't think it should've ever applied to any comedian," he says. "None of it's cringe-worthy. I'm just a guy doing jokes about stuff in my life. Watching a snuff film or an Al-Zawahiri beheading - those are cringe-worthy things."
Monster Rain DVD at Amazon.com
 

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Our hard woking Jimmy is adorable.
 

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Yea I gotta remember to tivo that when its on.
 

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Who cares about that stupid shitrag! I want to know what Linda Stasi thinks about Jimmys special.
 

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Our hard woking Jimmy is adorable.
He's a chink? :action-sm

They used this picture in the article:



If he keeps this up, the Happy Endings sequel will be The Tales Of A Firm-Breasted Something
 

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jimmy is the boy most likely to fill your day with sunshine. good article.
 

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Good article. Nice job Jimmy! :clap:
 
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Norton mentioned in the 10/22 NY Metro

After clicking this link:

http://www.readmetro.com/show/en/NewYork/20071022/1/15/

Look for the headline "The Word" & under "Expletive-fest 2007", look where it says this:

"Jim Norton was on 'Lucky Louie' with his friend Louis CK and 'Tough Crowd' with his friend Colin Quinn. It's a shame he's not friends with Carlos Mencia, so that show
could be taken off the air, too."-Lisa Lampanelli"

"Pat Cooper-a man who lives with dignity and a few simple mottos. Motto No.1:'Success:Who the f-ck needs it?"-Jim Norton"