Jim Norton or Artie Lange?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM News & Talk' started by hank-the-dwarf, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    Who is a better sidekick?
     
  2. almaniac27

    almaniac27 Member

    Depends. Artie can be really out of it and sleepy and not be very funny. Jim Norton when he gets in one of his characters and just riffs can have me on the floor laughing. His bit on the new Van Halen song was brilliant. Artie and Jim have different styles and when Artie is alert and has something to make fun of (like a stupid porn star) he can be very funny too. Artie is good for sarcastic comments, while Norton has more energy and can just take off on a topic. O&A and Howard are two different shows, and both of their sidekicks are well-suited for their respective shows.
     
  3. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    I used to love Artie but after all the "sick days" and falling asleep on the air i started listening to O&A and i gotta say Norton is the best part of the show.(Van Halen bit was funny!)
     
  4. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    I also have the Maude theme song stuck in my head now!
     
  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Norton is better.

    Here is one of the segments that brought me on board to the O and A show. Jimmy's rant with a truck driver who was calling to complain about the language content. It was in 2005 when most SIRIUS receivers were "bulky and Jimmy makes a reference to this. He says to buy a SIRIUS unit, you will need your tractor trailer to haul it. :jj:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpdl2ZAeSA8]YouTube - CARTOON: Jim Norton vs. Dragon Wagon[/ame]


    :bigthumbup:
     
  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Norton's a mad comic. He's good when it's time to put someone down.

    Artie's just all around funny. I like him better, but Norton's not too far behind...:)
     
  7. v1ru5

    v1ru5 Well-Known Member

    I'd have to hear a set from both of them but I can say they are BOTH very talented.
     
  8. Fergz99

    Fergz99 Member

    Norton is funnier
     
  9. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Norton is vicious, and funny from what I've heard.

    Artie I think is hilarious, also. And he can be vicious and dig into someone also, but Howard seems to tone Artie down a lot. If Artie tries to get rolling on someone and rip into them, Howard tells him to stop it or be nice and artie just shuts up.
     
  10. Fergz99

    Fergz99 Member

    Norton shows up at work
     
  11. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Don't tell me Artie is missing work again. :shock:
     
  12. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    "Can't we all just get along?"

    Artie Lange & Jim Norton Radio's Top Comedians to Share Stage for First Time
    Tickets on Sale Friday, January 30th at 9AM


    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHAT: Artie Lange & Jim Norton, 3rd mics on Howard Stern and Opie &
    Anthony, morning radio's most popular, controversial and
    hilarious shows, will share the stage for the first time.

    WHO: Artie Lange is a comedian, actor, writer, producer,
    entrepreneur and radio personality. Too Fat to Fish, his
    recent #1 New York Times Best Seller, is a collection of
    outrageous, raw and painfully true stories. One of the most
    sought after live comedians and talk show guests, Lange has
    been a regular on The Howard Stern Show for the past five
    years and has followed Howard from terrestrial radio to their
    current gig on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

    Jim Norton is a nationally-touring comedian and best-selling
    author who can be heard weekday mornings on the Opie & Anthony
    radio show on both CBS and Sirius/XM radio networks. Jim
    recently hosted HBO's hit comedy series, 'Down and Dirty with
    Jim Norton.' Other TV credits include his HBO one man special
    'Monster Rain,' 'Lucky Louie,' 'Tough Crowd with Colin
    Quinn,' and performances on all major late-night talk shows.
    He is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers I Hate Your
    Guts and Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch.

    WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2009

    WHERE: Tower Theatre - Philadelphia (Upper Darby), PA
    Doors: 7pm, Showtime: 8pm
    On Sale: January 30th at 9am
    Online orders: Live Nation | Concert Tickets and Concert Tour Dates
    Phone orders: 877-598-8696
    EFC Box Office: 111 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd / cash
    purchases on the on-sale are service-charge free
    Tower Theater Box Office: 69th & Ludlow Sts, Upper Darby /
    Jan. 30 & Feb. 21 only

    Artie Lange & Jim Norton Radio's Top Comedians to Share Stage for First Time
     
  13. GordyMac

    GordyMac Member

    I've only heard Artie but he's one of a kind.. be hard to replace him lol
     
  14. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Artie Lange & Jim Norton will share the stage for the first time

    If anyone see this tonight, please let me know how it was. It would have been cool if SIRIUS XM could somehow broadcast this.
     
  15. jnockels

    jnockels Member

    I think they are equally as funny and both excell at riffing. Norton carries the entire O & A show and Artie is the perfect addition to Stern's commentary.
    Artie is great when Nick Dipalo or Dave Attell sits in. I would love to hear a week with Jim Norton sitting in with Artie and Howard.
    Norton is the stronger stand up comedian, but they both are equal in color commentary on the show.
     
  16. pitpass

    pitpass Member

    They both suck, Artie has never been funny and his constant references to drug use is getting old and boring. Norton doesn't know when to shut up. Bring back Jackie!!!
     
  17. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Jim Norton is on Jay Leno tonight.
     
  18. JHDK

    JHDK Release Robin's Bra

    lange all day any day. i did like norton on that hbo show that only lasted one season. what was it called...life with louie or something?

    also rev bob seems to like norton, which in my book is a huge strike against him.

    -jhdk
     
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  19. jnockels

    jnockels Member


    There's an interesting dynamic in that whenever Howard says anything about Opie and Anthony, Artie is suddenly very quiet. The same thing happened when Opie and Anthony spent 2 full days bashing Howard a couple weeks ago...the usually very vocal Jim Norton was silent.
    Artie and Jim are friends and do a good job staying nuetral. Last week Jim Norton said something positive about Rev. Bob Levy...Anthony quickly changed the subject.
     

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