Known and (in certain circles) revered for his unapologetic cringe style, Jim Norton has staked out a niche in explicit but deceptively thoughtful comedy. His latest special, American Degenerate, is his second with premium channel Epix, following 2012's Please Be Offended. The Comedy Cellar regular also co-hosts the daily Sirius XM talk radio show The Opie & Anthony Show and is a best-selling author. I got the chance to talk to him recently about not being self-rightous, his supportive fans, and getting away with edgy jokes on The Tonight Show.
Is it different working with a company like Epix, that's newer to comedy specials, than someplace like HBO [...]