NEW YORK, April 1, 2012 – Stand-Up Month rages on when famed radio funnyman, best-selling author, and TV personality Jim Norton returns to COMEDY CENTRAL in the network television premiere of “Jim Norton: Please Be Offended,” debuting on Saturday, April 20, at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

The special begins with a rousing intro from a hilariously indisposed Ozzy Osbourne, and doesn’t let up from there. Leaving nothing to the imagination in front of an excited crowd at the Ohio Theater in Cleveland, Norton turns his signature point of view and unrelenting frankness to topics from airport profiling to our country’s collective nosiness.

Leading up to the on-air premiere, COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up will feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Norton on Twitter at @JimNorton.

Norton is a New York Times best-selling author, television host, and radio personality on the successful Opie & Anthony Radio Show on Sirius/XM Radio. He is also a regular correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and a frequent contributor to the late night talk show circuit, with credits including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Fox Red Eye,” “Hannity,” and “Joy Behar.” In addition to radio, books, TV and touring, Norton has released four stand-up comedy CDs: “Yellow Discipline,” “Trinkets I Own Made From Gorilla Hands,” “Despicable,” and his most recent, “No Baby For You.”

Norton has hosted HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton” and had a one-hour HBO stand-up show entitled “Monster Rain” and a half-hour special on HBO’s “One Night Stand.” He also starred in HBO’s “Lucky Louie” with Louis C.K., as well as in COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” and appeared on HBO’s “Bored to Death” and FX’s “Louie.” He has also participated in the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Bob Saget,” as well as roasts of Gene Simmons, Zakk Wylde and Pat Cooper.

“Jim Norton: Please Be Offended” is executive produced by Norton, Brian Volk-Weiss, and Jonathan Brandstein.

COMEDY CENTRAL is the premier brand for the biggest names in stand-up and the most promising new talent. Recent COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up original one-hour specials include “Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula,” “Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus,” “Chris Hardwick: Mandroid,” “D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List,” and “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff.” The network is also home to the original stand-up series “Mash Up,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “The Half Hour,” and “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.” Recently the network has aired specials from Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney, and Kevin Hart. For preview clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content, visit, the COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up Facebook page, and follow COMEDY CENTRAL Stand-Up on Twitter @ccstandup.

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