The James Altucher Show

Ep. 31 Jim Norton: The Art of Comedy


Today, James interviews his close friend and author of Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch, Jim Norton. You may know Jim from his various appearances on shows or even his own stand-up routines. But what you don't know is the process behind all his achievements. Here is where you meet the real Jim Norton. You'll learn how he overcame the darkest part of his life and decided to rise above it all and "choose himself." Just like James, Jim found it difficult to perform in front of an audience, but he shares his strategy for connecting and building a quick rapport with a crowd. He gives several other tactics that have helped him overcome the anxiety and doubt that builds during his shows. His examples could be approaches that help you cure your own stage fright. Something that James and Jim both believe in is honesty. An audience responds to honesty and it's what will always work in your favor. Not only will it free you from guilt and stress, it will protect you if the truth is ever questioned in the future. To have a true connection and respectability with your fans, you need to hide nothing from them. Get ready to see a side of comedy that is not revealed very often...Enjoy!