UTG TV: Jim Florentine Talks Stand-Up, Metal, And Podcasting

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At the end of the day, Jim Florentine defines himself as a stand-up comic.

When UTG TV sat down with Jim Florentine at Governor’s Comedy Club in New York, we immediately implied that he was a very busy man. Although his sarcastic rebuttal of “eh, not really,” demonstrated his chop-busting abilities, we didn’t really buy it.

Florentine is a seasoned comic with a wealth of history in the realm of making people laugh. Currently, he hosts a weekly podcast called Comedy Metal Midgets which has a committed following. He also hosts the similarly titled radio show Metal Midgets on the SiriusXM channel Ozzy’s Boneyard.

On Saturday nights, you can watch Jim alongside Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson on VH1 Classics’ That Metal Show. Between podcasts, radio and television, Florentine has gotten to know the ins and outs of the metal community fairly well.

If you’ve never experienced the deep voice and antics of Jim Florentine, this interview is a must-watch. If you’re already a fan of him, this video is still a must watch.

On top of all of his various regularly scheduled appearances, Florentine can be found on the road doing stand-up. Making rooms of all shapes and sizes explode with laughter is what he does best. If you’ve never caught him at a club, maybe you’ve heard him as a regular guest on The Opie and Anthony Show or back in the day on The Howard Stern Show. Perhaps his most recognizable character was voicing “Special Ed” on the Comedy Central show Crank Yankers.

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Derek Scancarelli

Derek Scancarelli is a feature writer, interviewer, videographer, photographer, radio-er and more. In 2015, he received his MA in Journalism in New York City. In addition to Under The Gun Review, Derek has worked with Noisey (VICE), Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine and many more. He also pushes some buttons at SiriusXM.

Comedian Jim Norton once called him a serial killer on national radio. Enjoy the internet with him on Twitter.
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