I purchased Down and Dirty with Jim Norton thinking it was going to be stand-up with Jim Norton. This DVD is hosted by Jim Norton, but is 4 – 30 minute episodes of stand-up by other comedians. Each episode you see less than 5 minutes of Jim telling jokes, so I was pretty disappointed. If you are an avid collector of Jim Norton stuff, I would say buy this DVD. But if you are looking for some true stand-up of Jim Norton I would say buy his other DVD, “Monster Rain” instead.
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Ive been an o and a fan for about 10 years and love Jimmys comedy. This dvd isnt just Lil Jimmy doin comedy but a bunch of other comedians too. The majority of the comedians on here are funny but theres a couple of stinkers. My personal favs are Lil Jimmy, Patrice ONeal, Sean Rouse, Artie Lange and Bill Burr.
First of, I am a HUGE fan of Jim Norton; he is to me what comedy should be – not PC, not afraid to insult, raw and truthful.
The selection of comedians he presented on the HBO series opened my eyes to a few I never heard of and made me love more so those I already did.
Andrew Dice Clay was OK, It was a little sad to see him as some of the magic was gone – but he is still Dice and still funny.
Artie Lang was really good, while Bill Bur and Patrice just killed it.