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Comedy Reviews - CD - Jim Norton - Contextually Inadequate

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Contextually Inadequate
Jim Norton
Comedy CD or DVD
BSeen Media 2016

The cover has been photoshopped: a lapel mic would have been more than sufficient. UPDATE: The morons at Google made us take down the picture of the cover because it was not "family friendly"  That their search engine logarithm has been screwing us over for the last 5 years has nothing to do with our decision to comply. That said, Jim Norton's 2016 comedy CD or DVD Contextually Inadequate is excellent through and through. Norton has always been a very funny dirty comic but here he is, as he would appreciateme saying, top of the tops.

Those who have been following Norton for a while will notice how much this comic has evolved. He is way past the self-deprecating material that was the base on which he rested his more controversial jokes. Now, he uses much more interesting and accurate social commentary and is much better at gradually getting to the the meaner, nastier bits. This logical progression make the really “dirty” material about strap-ons, dick pics, and porn funnier.

Contextually Inadequate opens with a bit on Cosby and segues to his comments on the death of Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. Those who dismiss Norton and his audience should notice everybody gets the Marlon Brando / Island of Dr. Moreau.

Norton's social commentary is also very smart and funny. His take on how quickly people jump on the stoning bandwagon when a celebrity tweets or says something inappropriate to the hypocrisy of being surprised by Paula Deen saying something racist or at Duck Hunter Phil Robertson being against gay marriage is on point.

These observations are a smart set-up for his take on  how we accept the invasion of privacy of people like Donald Stirling  for our entertainment. Of course, Norton cannot but take a few nasty jabs at the man. This also sets up a solid and very smart bit on how unprepared we all were / are for what you can do with the technology we are drowning in.

Jim Norton Contextually Inadequate includes a 9-minute bonus track. It's also good stuff.

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.

Please Be Offended - Richard's review: an excellent comedy album.

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

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