I first heard Jim on the Stern show, and always appreciated how he managed to somehow bring a sort of sophistication to fart jokes and the kind of stoopid humor that was typcial of Stern in that era. His material was definitely low-brow, but still had a level of intelligence to it that you didn't get from Sal and Richard. Fast-forward 15 years, and he's honed his no-BS, no-varnish POV into an energetic, engaging, and entertaining podcast that systematically breaks down the pretentions behind everything from t-shirts to Facebook posts. I particularly appreciate that Jim shys away from cheap jokes and easily-outraged perspectives; he's not going off the rails about "PC culture" or hypocritical media without acknowledging his own collusion and participation in mainstream media, unlike most of the other comics who came out of the Stern / O&A world. Is anyone else sick to death of hosts & comics who rant and rave about the "lying MSM" and "snowflake college kids," but won't admit their own shameless, soul-less scrambling for a bigger platform and a wider audience at any price? Well, Jim Florentine might have those same opinions, but he's not going into full-on Lewis Black mode about it on here, and that's a relief. Listening to him is like listening to an old friend telling great stories, and while he's not for everybody, he's definitely not a phony or an eager-to-please faker pretending his podcast and his POV are anything bigger or better than what they are. Those two things alone put him head and shoulders over most other comedians' podcasts, and they'll keep me coming back as long as he keeps posting new content.
Not funny. A real downer. Does not see any good in anything.
Love his sense of humor. This podcast makes me laugh every day.
Jim is a ridiculously funny and underrated comedian. Worth checking out a few episodes and seeing if you enjoy it. I really like the interviews and wish he did more of that.
Great podcast. If you despise what society is turning into with all its wimpy, waste of time garbage like facebook, you will either feel like Jim is reading your mind, or if you aren't too funny, you will laugh like crazy at his eviscerating facebook, inspirational quotes, etc. This podcast is one of the rare few that has made me have instant and obvious laughter unexpectedly as I listen on my headphones at work. If you are an avid facebook user, please subscribe, too---you will get a look at yourself and feel necessary shame.
I love jim. Very amusing.
The podcasts are always funny - great material.
I like jims standup and appearances but this show is pretty bad. But For some reason i can't stop listening..it's like a car wreck with decapitated heads everywhere that you can't stop looking at.
Oh yes you will laugh but you will never roll on the floor doing it. Love this podcast. I have actually gotten rid of my personalized plates because of Florentine. I've had them since 1996 and yes it was funny to 3 people who got the inside joke. But after years of having to explain the same story to strangers who asked me what my plates meant, I had enough. And after being shamed on this podcast the past year or so, when the time came to renew my tags I told the lady at DMV to give me regular plates. Saved some money and I no longer have to tell a story that strangers still won't understand. Thank you Jim for pointing out the error of my ways.
I'll write a review here Jim would tear apart.... "It's like we think and say the same things" "I could totally hang out with Jim, we are so alike!" Just stop, its a great podcast... But he would hate me, and dont worry he'll hate you too...
Jim talks about the worst of the worst. If you hear a long pause, it's not your phone.
Based on the previous reviews it sounds like I missed the good days of this podcast. I just subscribed and really wanted to like this podcast. After listening to the 2 most recent episodes, Iâm out. Long pauses are so annoying and he just drones on and on. Love him on that Metal Show, but this podcast is neither funny nor entertaining. My guess is he needs a partner to make this work. I will stick with the Nick DiPaolo podcast for my comedy. Sorry Jim, I tried.
What a great podcast. Full of raging lols.
Such a funny dude... Love the show
Used to love Jim and this podcast. Now I can't listen to it. Have you heard the term (beating a dead horse)? Awful Facebook posts #56 is a perfect example of that
Don't waste your time.
Who could fill a whole podcast with stories about all the times he left surprises for his friends in inappropriate places? Jim Florentine
Florentine is so freaking funny. I love the prank calls he ends the podcast with I'm a huge fan of his from the terrorizing telemarketers CDs & his appearances on opie & anthony and Stern. Nobody does an angry rant better than Jim!
Is he taking long pauses cause he thinks we're laughing and he's giving us time to catch a breath? Booooo **throws tomatoes**
This podcast gets old after you listen to 3-4 episodes.
Great job, as usual, thanx for the laughs...Nuff said!
Pick a topic of things that annoy you...Jim most likely rants on it. His rants are ruthless and I can feel the disgust in his voice. Killer funny podcast if you hate slang words, Facebook, vanity plates, stupid tshirt, cross fit etc.
No #Yuck. Jim's podcast is as excellent as it gets.
I first saw Jim Florentine when he was on Inside The NFL that one season on HBO years ago. Then on O & A. Hilariously jaded, half glass empty but really funny. Its kinda hard to really describes Jim's comedy other that it's hilarious and the podcasts do just that. Something to look forward to each Monday!
This podcast is better than a selfie stick! I need to donate to this baby just to keep it going, and I never do that. The Oil Change is the best! Florentine, I feel like I grew up with youâ¦Love the pranks! Peaceâ¦Btw that Gary guy is a creep! :)
Love Florentine's rants, he's aggravated by the same things I am!
I so look forward to this weekly podcast. Jimâs sense of humor and observations of the world are hilarious. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer! There are a couple episodes that Iâve listened to multiple times and laughed out loud each time. If you want to get a flavor, listen to all of the Awful Facebook posts episodes. OMG! It will make you deactivate your account. I did!
Amazing podcast, I love when he interviews his son Luke, such an incredibly smart little boy who knows music and adores his father.
Hilarious! Jim brings the hate every episode and is a total pisser.
He bring the rage!
If you are a metalhead, or just a fan of classic rock 'n' roll, you have to download this podcast! Jim Florentine is very well spoken and states his opinion in a very entertaining and hilarious manner. Overall, in my opinion, this is the best podcast out there.
Great podcast by one of the coolest comedians out there! Jim's anger/rage cracks me up especially knowing how nice of a guy he is in "real life". Have met this dude twice and each time he was a solid and down to earth guy (sorry to ruin your image Jim! lol) Plenty of episodes available so get to it people! Start with the Lemmy tribute which was top notch!
The story episodes are the best, but you always get a good track at the end.
Even if your not a fan of his VH1 show, or his other ventures, Comedy Metal Midgets never disapoints. Jim has great perspective on todays culture. And he explanes it accurately, as well as comedically.
Love it makes my Monday so much better.
Jim's honest and rage filled rants are such a breath of fresh air in the corny culture we live in today. The awful Facebook posts episodes are especially great. Warning: this podcast is NSFW so listen with headphones!
Love the Hate.
Only funny thing was stupid puppet show in 2000s and dated Robin Quivers. Since then he has NEVER appeared on Stern show. Quit talking crap about way better comics(CoCo). Write new material or just do us a favor and die.
Jim tells it like it is an says out loud all the things we all think to ourselves. His brutal honesty is second to none!
Keep up the anger.....
I totally had to binge listen to my podcast. So epic. I wish I could take a selfie with Jim. "K"....
So very entertaining! Just started listening to the show a few days ago. Best believe listening to every show is on the to do list. Certainly not a waste of time. CHECK IT!
I just discovered this podcast. Been listening to a lot of stand up comedy lately and this is the greatest thing I've probably ever heard. I love the stories and the rants. Also just bought all the terrorizing telemarketers on iTunes also hilarious. You gotta check this out.
Florentine is hilarious. If you grew up in the 80s listening to hard rock and metal, you'll especially dig this podcast. The Bad Jokes from 1992 podcast is a must listen.
I relate to his rants.. Very real.. Best podcast out there..keep it like it is, and don't change.. These are the best..Love the rants about people, posting stupid stuff, and just everybody acting like kids.. I relate, to all this.....
Loved how you died leaving an upper decker on Louie
Glad I found this one. Great alternative to the west coast alt podcasts. Jim reminds me of the guys I grew up with-same sense of humor, taste in music etc. LOVE IT.
Love your Podcast!