Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2/26: Jim Norton at House of Blues

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM

The politically incorrect Jim Norton is a jack of all comedic trades. The 41-year-old wisecracking entertainer is an actor (Lucky Louie, Spider-Man), a best-selling author (Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch) and a radio personality (Opie and Anthony’s XM satellite show). And he’s a stand-up comic who doesn’t give a shit about being offensive. “I’m not worried about hurting anyone’s feelings,” he says. “People that come out to see me know that I’ll say what I think.” You can expect Norton to get topical onstage. “Nothing fascinates me as much as the Tiger Woods story,” he says. “I love him more than ever, since I relate to guys who have a life that’s falling apart. Do you think these girls who slept with Tiger were with him for his looks? No way. He looks like a black Smurf. He’s worth more than $1 billion. He’s not good-looking. I can’t relate to his money or power, but I can relate with him as far as looks go.” And you don’t have to be alive to be one of Norton’s celebrity targets. “Michael Jackson amazed me, since he overcame multiple pedophilia allegations,” he says. “To survive as many as he did is amazing. When you look back at his life, you can’t help but say he was a great dancer, but a lousy babysitter.” Norton performs at 8 p.m. at House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583). Tickets: $25.50 advance, $29.50 day of show. — Ed Condran

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