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Jim Norton: American Degenerate (2013)

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For his second EPIX comedy special, Jim Norton takes self-deprecation and outrageous humor to new extremes. Norton attacks a wide range of topics with the knowledge that some of his remarks will no doubt inspire complaints. In HD.

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For his second EPIX comedy special, Jim Norton takes self-deprecation and outrageous humor to new extremes. Norton attacks a wide range of topics with the knowledge that some of his remarks will no doubt inspire complaints. In HD.

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HK Auteur Review - Jim Norton's American Degenerate
21 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Recently I have seen a new side to comedian Jim Norton. This year Norton showed a more charming intellectual side when he debated with Lindy West over the topic of rape jokes on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He presented a strong logical mind and gave well-constructed counter arguments. Aside from joking that he and West should have ended the debate by making out, Norton's side of the argument came off stronger at the end.

That matured charm continues in American Degenerate, his second comedy special from Epix, mostly in the form of a smile. Specifically, I mean the "I'm just joking" smile post-punchline. It consistently reminds the audience that he's joking and reassures them to laugh along. In the past, Norton's graphically crude jokes have ended with such conviction, at times it was hard to laugh. I immediately pondered about how true his jokes or perversions were. The charm shown here makes a substantial difference in his grotesque-oriented humor. Looking thinner and healthier, he delivers his jokes in a laid-back fashion and we are now able to laugh at both his perversions AND his mind.

And for that, this new hour act gets better as it goes along. Norton holds nothing back. He talks about the John Travolta masseuse lawsuit, the Colorado shootings and gun control. But the highlights for me were the self-revealing bits, like the bit about an annoying nudist at his local gym and a self-deprecating chunk where Norton talks about having sleep apnea (a condition I never heard of before) where the patient needs to wear a breathing mask to sleep. Norton even talks about how he hates bloggers, specifically how audiences like to blog and nitpick what offends them. That comedians shouldn't have to apologize for what they say, reiterating the point he made on Totally Biased.

As an aspiring stand-up comedian, I agree with that statement. Comedians shouldn't have to apologize and it's silly how audiences nitpick what offends them. This is a mindset that audiences don't realize themselves, so it's good that that thought is being communicated out to the stratosphere. And on the topic of freedom, perhaps the most enjoyable part about this special is watching Norton reveling in his freedom of speech and openly talking about his thoughts, political views and sexuality, meanwhile laughing at himself in the process. He does all this unapologetically. And for that, it's aptly titled American Degenerate.

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