About Jim NortonAugust 5-7, 2010Special Engagement on Friday & Saturday
New Jersey native Jim Norton is best known for his unique point of view and outspoken humor. As a comedian he has toured the country performing in front of sold out crowds. He is a New York Times best-selling author
, radio personality, and television host. Each day Jim is listened to by millions of devoted fans on the Opie & Anthony Radio Show
for Sirius/XM Radio
. Jim is a frequent guest on the late night talk show circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman
, Jimmy Kimmel Live
, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Jim's first book, HAPPY ENDINGS: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
was published in July 2007. The New York Times best-seller is a collection of Jim's personal journal entries, raunchy sex stories, embarrassing star sightings, and pathetic childhood memories. Jim's second book, I Hate Your Guts
, also became a New York Times best-seller upon its release in November 2008.
On television, Jim hosts HBO's Down and Dirty with Jim Norton
. Premiering in late September, Down and Dirty
showcases new stand-up comedians. Jim was most recently seen in Monster Rain
, his one-hour HBO stand-up show. He also starred in HBO's Lucky Louie
as well as in Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
. He has performed on The Tonight Show
and The Late Show with David Letterman
, had a half-hour special on HBO's One Night Stand
, and has been featured on both Jimmy Kimmel Live
and Last Call with Carson Daly
In addition to radio, books, TV and touring, Jim has released two CD's of his stand-up comedy: 2002's Yellow Discipline
and 2003's Trinkets I Own Made From Gorilla Hands
Jim's first inkling of becoming a comedian came at age 12 when he saw Richard Pryor's special Richard Pryor: Live in Concert. He wound up in rehab at 17, dropped out of high school the next year, then started signing up for open-mic nights at local bars at 21. Often pegged as an 'angry comic' because of his raunchy brand of humor, Jim argues the only labels in comedy that truly matter are 'funny,' 'original,' and 'hack.'Must be 21 & up to enter; except on Friday's at 10:30pm which is 18 & up to enter.
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