The foul-mouthed funny of Jim Norton at Hilarities Aug. 17 and 18

It’s worth watching comedian Jim Norton’s 2018 stand-up special on Netflix, “Mouthful of Shame,” if only for the intro.

Looking for a friend to film a video that introduces him before he hits the stage, veteran funnyman Norton first goes to British comedian-actor Ricky Gervais, who ultimately refers to him as “dirty, disgusting, depraved …” Well, it gets worse from there.

Next, he goes to fellow comic and longtime pal Louis CK … who proceeds to shut the door in his face.

Finally, Robert De Niro. That ends …. well, you need to see it to believe it — but let’s say not so well for Norton.

How does Norton, who has appeared in his share of movies — “Cop Out,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and “Spider-Man” among them — and TV shows — including Louis CK’s “Lucky Louie” and HBO’s “Bored to Death” and “Crashing” — even know De Niro, one of America’s great veteran actors? Norton has a role in the forthcoming Netflix feature film “The Irishman,” which will star not just De Niro but also Al Pacino and be directed by Martin Scorsese.

That’s just one thing keeping the foul-mouthed laughmaker busy. He co-hosts daily morning show “The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a few months ago he started co-hosting what a news release calls UFC’s “wildly popular” “Unfiltered Podcast with Jim Norton & Matt Serra.”

Norton will find time to drop by The Land for two nights, Aug. 17 and 18, at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre at Pickwick & Frolic, 2035 E. Fourth St. Get tickets and more info here.

If he hadn’t seen Robert De Niro in “Dirty Grandpa,” Mark Meszoros really wouldn’t believe De Niro did … that for Jim Norton. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros. Image courtesy Loshak PR.

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