Jim Florentine is too afraid of cops and lawsuits to pick up the phone
Imagine waiting for a call from Jim Florentine. Florentine is a comedian best known for creating and voicing the callous, belching Bobby Fletcher and always-energetic (if a little mentally slow) Special Ed on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers," and for four volumes of his "Terrorizing Telemarketers" series of prank CDs (a cult favorite), which include conversations in which he convinces telemarketers that he's committing murders and abortions in his home. So, when the phone rings and he simply s... [Read More]
The Roast Of Jim Florentine Recap | Features | CringeHumor
Putting together the first ever Cringe Humor Roast has been a goal of mine since that night. Thanks to the tremendous support and contribution of others, it finally became a reality; we got to celebrate a Cringe Humor original, Mr. Jim Florentine. After many years of hard work, dedication, and finally surrounding myself with the right people, we managed to pull off a sold-out event on a Tuesday night (Election Day) the same week of Carolines’ New York Comedy Festival. But enough about Cringe. [Read More]
Comedian friends joke about Greg Giraldo’s death at roast
Last night, the folks of Cringe Humor hosted a roast of comedian Jim Florentine at Comix in New York, the proceeds of which benefited Greg Giraldo’s three sons (Donate here). And while most comedians on the deius – Jim Norton, the Reverend Bob Levy, ... [Read More]
Cringe & Comix Presents THE ROAST OF JIM FLORENTINE | Features | CringeHumor
You know Jim Florentine as Special Ed, the retarded puppet. He also terrorizes telemarketers. He currently hosts a show about metal…Now see him get ass burned! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Giraldo Children’s Fund, for the family of the late Greg Giraldo. Greg was originally booked to roast, before his tragic and untimely death. [Read More]
Comedian Jim Florentine to Host Jagermeister Music Tour
Comedian Jim Florentine is set to emcee the 2010 Jagermeister Fall Music Tour featuring the 1991 original “Clash of the Titans” lineup — Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The brand’s 17th music tour will feature performances of Sl... [Read More]
Interview: Comedian Sam Morril
Earlier this year, Comix comedy club in New York City held its 4th annual March Comedy Madness, wherein 64 comedians competed in a NCAA basketball-style competition. There would be one comedian chosen... [Read More]
The BC Q&A: Jim Florentine on heavy metal, football, and A Little Help
Jim Florentine’s first exposure to a mass audience came thanks to a puppet. Florentine voiced the character Special Ed on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, on which puppets made prank phone calls. T... [Read More]
Jim Florentine audio interview | Zoiks! Online
Jim Florentine, comedian and one of the hosts of VH1's "That Metal Show," always wanted to do stand-up comedy. Going to work in jeans and an AC/DC T-shirt was at the top of the comedian's list. However, Florentine also likes talking on the phone. Whether it is with a telemarketer in which he is terrorizing or an interviewer, the comedian finds himself ready to go with a phone that is hooked up to a recorder. [Read More]
That Metal Show’s Jim Florentine stars in ‘On the Couch’ web series as therapist (Video)
Ever since Dr. Katz went on semi-permanent “mental health” vacation, America has yearned for an equally as capable funny “physician” to see to our comedy needs. Enter That Metal Show‘s Jim Florentine, whose new web series, On the Couch with Jim Florentine, is primed to ... [Read More]
Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more
Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for P... [Read More]