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A Short History of Opie & Anthony's Jocktober

Each day in Jocktober, which takes place in October, Opie & Anthony producer Sam Roberts picks a different radio show from around the country and then the show spends an hour diagnosing exactly what makes that oh-so-zany "morning zoo"-style show so shitty. Jocktober is like if Warner Herzog or the Coen Brothers spent a month each year just attacking movies like Paul Blart and Mortdecai — but also explaining the conventions of why they are so bad. Wouldn’t that make the film industry better? Wouldn’t it at least be entertaining? At least one of those things, yes.

Exaggerating the characteristics of drive-time radio, interrogating the conventions of the radio industry, [...]

Talking to Jim Norton About His Latest Special, Opie and Anthony, and His Plans for Late Night

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 [...]

Stand-Up Patrice O'Neal Suffers A Stroke

Oh jeezus. As reported on the Opie & Anthony show this morning, comic Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last Wednesday; not much information is currently available about his condition. Jim Norton asked other O&A regulars Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson to join him on the show to make the announcement, explaining, "We wanted it to come from us. We don’t know how he is. We don’t know how he’s going to be. I didn’t want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you.” Said Rich Vos, “It’s hard to talk about it. He’s such a good friend. It’s too [...]

Louis C.K. Explains Why He Won't Take Photos with Fans

"When people ask me for pictures and I say no, they always look a little surprised, and then 90% of the people adjust and go 'all right.' But there are people that walk away and they look really bummed, and I feel nothing."

Louis C.K. talks about his policy against taking photos with fans on today's episode of The Opie and Anthony Show, in which he also talks about SNL, the new season of Louie, and his recent Twitter push against Common Core.

Louis C.K., Dane Cook and Chris Rock Remember Patrice O'Neal

Patrice O'Neal's friends paid tribute to him over the weekend on Opie and Anthony along with guest host Jim Norton. You can listen to Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Dane Cook's memories of Patrice here. Opie and Anthony also explain how to help out his family by buying Mr. P, which got its name because that's what his stepdaughter used to call him.

In Which Louis CK Asks Donald Rumsfeld If He's an Alien Lizard

Here's a segment from Opie and Anthony in which they shock jocks interview Donald Rumsfeld. Louis CK is there, and gets to ask him some questions. Questions such as "are you a lizard? A lizard alien?" Since this is the radio and it is Opie and Anthony, I am very skeptical that this is actually Rumsfeld. But then again, it sounds like him! I'm going to believe that it's all real just because I'd like to live in a world in which Louis CK asked former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld if he's eaten human flesh.

Listen to Louis C.K. Explain Why He's Not a Fan of 'Gravity'

As we learned from his episode on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Louis C.K. is a fan of getting stoned and seeing 3D IMAX movies, and thanks to Tuesday's episode of The Opie and Anthony Show, we get to hear that get put into action. During the above clip from the episode, C.K. has some harsh criticism after seeing Gravity including some extensive gripes about the concept of a "reluctant astronaut." Click here to hear the full episode, which includes a ton of similarly hilarious complaints about All Is Lost. [via Uproxx]

Listen To This Patrice O'Neal Interview From 10/11

Patrice O'Neal was interviewed on the podcast A Shot of Yager a few weeks before his recent stroke, talking about his frustrations with the comedy industry (as is natural, he notes, with any 20-year relationship). He discussed the desire to enjoy himself along with his fans during shows and how some performances can "feel like it's just a You and a Them and you don't want to feel like that."

O'Neal also explains that going off-script at the Charlie Sheen roast (video below) was an effort to bring a sense of camaraderie to the stage in the form of an honest moment. "People will let you lie…and [...]