Jim Norton is an American comedian, radio host, actor, author, TV and podcast host, and radio celebrity. Norton has been a co-host of the podcasts UFC Unfiltered with Matt Serra and Jim Norton & Sam Roberts on SiriusXM Radio since 2016. He has also been a co-host of the podcast The Chip Chipperson since 2017.
He first became known as the third mic on Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Anthony Cumia's radio show Opie and Anthony from 2001 to 2014.
Norton started doing stand-up comedy in 1990, and he spent the first few years of his career working on his act. In 1997, comic Andrew Dice Clay saw him on The Louie Show and liked what he saw. He asked Norton to open for him at his shows.
Norton first appeared on Opie and Anthony in 2000. In 2001, he became a third mic on the show, which brought him more attention across the country. He later had a recurring part on the comedy show Lucky Louie and was a regular panelist on the show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.
Since 2004, when he started working at SiriusXM with Opie and Anthony, Norton has aired Opie with Jim Norton and The Jim Norton Advice Show.
Norton has put out four comedy albums and seven comedy specials since 2003. Three of those shows are on Epix and one is on Netflix. In 2014, Norton had a talk show on Vice called The Jim Norton Show. He has written two books: Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breast Zilch and I Hate Your Guts.
Early Years, Education, and Fighting Drug Addiction
James Joseph Norton was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. His mother was a teacher, and his father was a former US marine and army reservist who later drove for the US Postal Service. Norton and his sister Tracy grew up in North Brunswick, NJ.
Norton went to North Brunswick High School until his senior year when he quit. During this time, Norton started drinking a lot at age 13. He drank “mostly vodka and grain alcohol” because it made him drunk faster. “That uncomfortable feeling I always had wasn't there when I drank.
It was just a way for me to feel at ease… I was very shy, very nervous, and always felt ugly and weak. Norton began cutting himself with a sharp blade when he was 16 to “get attention.” It was “look at me!” nonsense.
I was 16 or 17 and smashed. I never did those things while drunk.” Then, because his parents were worried, they sent him to a rehab center in Princeton, New Jersey, for one month. There, he continued to sneak alcohol, but he changed his mind and finished the course when he was 18.
His classmates chose him to be the class clown while he was gone. Norton's last drink was on New Year's Eve in 1985, and he hasn't had any booze or drugs since. Norton's addictive personality started to focus on sex after he stopped using drugs.
Norton got his GED after about three years of not drinking or using drugs. He then went to Middlesex County College to get a Juris Doctor degree and become a lawyer, but he quit after just one month.
He got a B in English, but he did not pass Problems and Statistics, Science, or Western Civilization. At age 18, he started working in a copper company. He drove a forklift to move boxes of copper tubes from trucks, which he thought was “awful.”
At age 23, he was fired from his job. Norton got unemployment benefits for a few years while acting like he was looking for work and doing comedy sets in local clubs. Then, he chose to do comedy full-time.
Is Jim Norton Gay?
No, Jim Norton is not gay. Many people have made assumptions about Jim Norton's sexual preference. This is mostly because of how often he talks about the LGBTQ community and how well-known he is for telling sex jokes with no holds allowed. But in a tweet he sent out in 2015, Jim made it clear that he is not gay.
Jim has always said that his jokes are just jokes and should not be taken too seriously, even though there are always stories and speculations about his sexuality. So, there you have it. Jim Norton is not gay, and his jokes are just part of his unique sense of humor.
Who Is Jim Norton Dating?
Jim Norton is single as of April 2023. It's possible that the comedian cares more about his job than about a relationship.
When people talked about Norton's love life, they said that he was in a relationship with Bree Oslan and Malin Akerman. But the star hasn't told the public that the rumors are true.
But on December 24, 2018, when @jenniferce did a bad job helping him with his sleeve, he posted the video. On December 16, 2018, he even sent the video to the beautiful Shanti Bar. In the video, Shanti can be seen giving the comic a kiss on the face.
In the comments, his fans said he should have gotten married to that woman. He had a great time with @taystevens2 before this. On December 13, 2018, they were having a salad. She had a lot of fun with Jim there.
Norton and Heather made the video yesterday. He put a pin-up that said, “I love Heather. She's one of my favorite people I've ever met.”
Norton had a great time eating with Hana, his coach, and an IFBB star, all night. Since he had been to the place, he had frozen yogurt every night. Even the comic said that he is moving to Los Angeles.