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Desc:Why is he even famous?
Category:Humor, Crime
Tags:standup, not funny, jim norton sucks balls
Submitted:seriouslyuguys
Date:12/13/08
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seriouslyuguys
And thus the "jim norton sucks balls" tag was made live.
baleen
Theory: He has the face and timing of Don Rickels, he just doesn't have the decade.

That doesn't stop old guys with shitloads of hollywood money from putting him in the pooper just to make themselves feel a bit of comradery on the golf course or striking a little gold with the conservative working class children of people who listened solely to Frank Sinatra.

Severian
Addendum: He's also missing the humor.

citrusmirakel
I find your theory lacking. He does indeed have the face of Don Rickles, but lacks the timing, intellect, personality, likability or purpose of Don Rickles.

But it sort of summarizes what non-Daily Show Comedy Central rallies itself around: Mean-spirited and coarse is automatically funny in any and all situations.

It's sort of like a group of guys playing Halo and calling each other "nigger", except with the belief that what they're doing is HILARIOUS.

citrusmirakel
Oh, also: Stars for seriouslyuguys making my dream come true.

Frank Rizzo
5 stars for http://poetv.com/video.php?vid=49278
wtf japan
Because people mistake him for Patton Oswalt.

Fonda picking blueberries beats this any day.
GoodAaron
Strangely enough, I saw this guy live at the Comedy Store a month or two ago, following an improptu set from Dave Chapelle at like 11PM at night.

His set ate shit.
StanleyPain
Oh but this is on network TV. If this was in a club where he could say FUCK every third word, it would MAGICALLY MAKE THIS MUCH FUNNIER, GUYS!!
Lindner
I liked him in Lucky Louie.

That having been said, I like how he pauses for a laugh... and waits in vain for a while until at last there's a few nervous pity laughs, so he doesn't cry.
RomancingTrain
Because Britney Spears kind of looked like him for a couple months.
bacrie
unfunny fetus
kennydra
Believe it or not, the audience was NOT paid to laugh and applaud at this.

I will research this mystery.
simon666
His joke about GPS and race was decent, then he ruined it. What a hack.
KnowFuture
He looks like a freshly circumcised dick.
Lauritz Melchior
Needs a "laugh track" tag.
dueserpenti
No originality, indeed nothing that's been fresh in the last thirty years. Just boring, safe, worn-out jokes delivered without a shred of energy, or even enthusiasm. He doesn't care about his own work or believe in its essential validity. If my morning dump were made out of comedy, it would look like this.
Ashenblade
We know about Letterman, what about Jim Norton?

dickshapedfood
Five stars for the grimace on David Letterman's face.

Sudan no1
THE PAIN
themilkshark
I dug his set, he's funny. It must be noted that the lack of profanity definitely makes it seem lame... The GPS joke is hugely relevant if you live near Philadelphia.
snothouse
Yes, but that joke has been made (largely in urban clubs) since GPS systems came out. Also, who the hell explains what a GPS system is at this point?

Lies, lies, LIES!
"I don't think it's fair to judge someone by a few dozen incidents" was the only line that gave me so much as a smile, then he milked it, and then he ruined his own joke. He has no understanding of this art form, and I'm going to watch an Eddie Izzard clip to get the taste out of my mouth.
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