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Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 21, 2021 09:25AM
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If there are spelling issues, please pardon, Owen the cat is sitting on my keyboard.



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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 21, 2021 10:37AM
He certainly didn't worry about "offending" (as OJ knows only too well.)

And as expected, Chairman of the "Bored" did flop. I would't have blamed him for wanting to see Courtney Thorne-Smith in it however.
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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 21, 2021 10:38AM
certainly not and pretty nice abut being roasted.



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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: wurm
Date: September 21, 2021 11:08AM
That's one of the best clips. And it's an easy (and very enjoyable) rabbit hole to fall into, going through many other clips of his on YouTube.

Like this one. Particularly from about 6:49 - 9:40. Enjoy.
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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 21, 2021 12:29PM
s'more

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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 22, 2021 11:52AM
Never found him all that funny; saying "taboo" things isn't inherently funny nor clever.
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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 22, 2021 06:48PM
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Never found him all that funny; saying "taboo" things isn't inherently funny nor clever.

I think the endearing thing about Norm Macdonald is that he never let his ego get in the way of telling a joke or doing a solid for a friend.

His jokes were sometimes off-color not because he thought that controversy would get attention/wealth, but because people laughed. Period.

And he really didn't go there all that often.

There's a story (and video clip on YouTube) about a time when Conan O'Brien asked him to fill a seven-minute spot after he'd already made an appearance on the show that night. Dunno if the show ran short or someone canceled or what. The thing is, Norm had just played his entire act at the beginning of the show. He had nothing to fill with. But his buddy needed him, so he jumped in and this is what he came up with out of a cloud of fatigue: One joke.

He stretched that joke out. A lot.

At first, it's painful to watch, then it's absurd, and then when the punchline finally lands, it gets an ovation. Not because it's inherently funny, but because the entire audience is rooting for him at that point.

That's Norm Macdonald. He wanted to make people laugh, and sometimes tried too hard at that. Regardless of the success of his comedy, he won people's hearts.



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Re: Norm Macdonald on fire
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 23, 2021 08:49AM
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DeusxMac
Never found him all that funny; saying "taboo" things isn't inherently funny nor clever.

I think the endearing thing about Norm Macdonald is that he never let his ego get in the way of telling a joke or doing a solid for a friend.

His jokes were sometimes off-color not because he thought that controversy would get attention/wealth, but because people laughed. Period.

And he really didn't go there all that often.

There's a story (and video clip on YouTube) about a time when Conan O'Brien asked him to fill a seven-minute spot after he'd already made an appearance on the show that night. Dunno if the show ran short or someone canceled or what. The thing is, Norm had just played his entire act at the beginning of the show. He had nothing to fill with. But his buddy needed him, so he jumped in and this is what he came up with out of a cloud of fatigue: One joke.

He stretched that joke out. A lot.

At first, it's painful to watch, then it's absurd, and then when the punchline finally lands, it gets an ovation. Not because it's inherently funny, but because the entire audience is rooting for him at that point.

That's Norm Macdonald. He wanted to make people laugh, and sometimes tried too hard at that. Regardless of the success of his comedy, he won people's hearts.

Well, there's no accounting for personal taste. The French proved that with Jerry Lewis.
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