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Comedy Reviews - CD - Jim Norton - Please Be Offended - Richard's review

Please Be Offended - Richard's review

Please Be Offended
Jim Norton
Stand-up Comedy CD and MP3
New Wave Dynamics 2013

It is very easy to dismiss Jim Norton as a nasty, raunchy, dirty comic. That is the last thing any stand-up comedy fan should do. Please Be Offended proves cringe comedy is an art form. Norton blowtorches away the veneer society gives itself and shows its rotten core but most importantly he makes you laugh hard while you both cringe and nod your head in agreement. MP3 album at Amazon

The title of this stand-up comedy CD is quite clever. Norton wants you to be offended but not at what he says but at what we do. We all go around bitching that our privacy is being violated by technology and government yet we are also voyeurs who have no problem enjoying Tiger Woods' leaned text messages or watching mentally ill people hoard junk until their house is packed to the rafters. We should also be offended by people like Al Sharpton and Rick Santorum.

Jim Norton fans fear not however as he of course jokes about topical subjects like the Penn State scandal, sex with animals, and his own sexual preferences.

This is an excellent comedy album.

Richard Lanoie

Other Jim Norton Reviews

One Night Stand: Very good stand-up comedy DVD by dark comic.

Monster Rain - HBO Comedy Special and DVD: Great HBO comedy special and stand-up DVD by a very nasty comic.

Yellow Discipline: a comedy CD for an open minded adult audience who can appreciate the absurd limits to which this stand-up comic can take his material

Despicable: Excellent dirty stand-up comedy

No Baby For You: 2007 recording made in Boston still works 5 years later.

Please Be Offended: If you’re a fan of cringe comedy, in general, or of Norton, specifically, you will not be disappointed.

American Degenerate: Despite the problems with production value, this is a great album,

Contextually Inadequate: Comedy CD is excellent through and through.

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