Screen Junkies » Norm MacDonald http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Adam Sandler Said He Will Probably Never Host ‘SNL’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-said-he-will-probably-never-host-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-said-he-will-probably-never-host-snl/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 16:34:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261862 So there are some things he says "no" to, apparently.

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During an appearance on Norm MacDonald‘s podcast, Adam Sandler said he didn’t think he would ever host Saturday Night Live, saying that he was “slow” now, and he didn’t “know how good it would be.” Well, those are both very valid concerns to a normal person, but they sound like contrived excuses from the man who brought us Jack and Jill.

So if there were some of you out there, staring at the TV in anticipation, with a little pennant that said “Adam Sandler!” you’ll just have to get your fix from one of his terrible films, because you’re not going to see him return to his roots.

While it wasn’t discussed on the podcast, it warrants mentioning that Adam Sandler was fired from Saturday Night Live in 1995, so there could still be some bad blood there, even though he’s gone on to make billions of dollars kissing Paul Blart.

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Norm Macdonald Would Like To Host ‘The Late Late Show’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-would-like-to-host-the-late-late-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-would-like-to-host-the-late-late-show/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 17:08:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261431 Internet. Make this happen.

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With Craig Ferguson also leaving his post at CBS, we’ve been left to wonder who will replace him as host of The Late Late Show and will he take his robot skeleton puppet with him? While CBS continues to affirm that they have not decided who they will hire to host, a new name has been tossed into the hat. A name that would be really great at making late night weird again. A name that starred in Vampire Dog. From Splitsider:

What happened is a Norm Macdonald fan started the Twitter hashtag #latelatenormnorm yesterday, and ever since, Macdonald has been retweeting every single tweet with the hashtag in a pretty blatant attempt to express interest in the job and build momentum, or maybe he’s just goofing around.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Macdonald says he has “no idea” if him getting the job is a possibility, explaining, “I haven’t been approached by CBS. I assumed they already have someone. I know Les Moonves, really cool guy.”

For Norm’s sake, let’s hope that Moonves is not friends with OJ.

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Norm MacDonald Starring In Something Called ‘Vampire Dog’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/norm-macdonald-starring-in-something-called-vampire-dog/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/norm-macdonald-starring-in-something-called-vampire-dog/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:25:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=249943 This is real.

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Ace is a young bro who had it all until he commited the epic fail of throwing a drumstick into his teacher’s dick. Then he inherited his gradfather from Transylvania’s dog, Fang. Fang turns out to not only be a talking dog but also a vampire dog. Because they have those.

What’s most alarming about this movie is Norm MacDonald stars as the voice of Fang for some reason. The reason, of course, being that the f*&^ing Cavs couldn’t cover the f&^*ing spread!

Available from E1 Entertainment on DVD September 25th.

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9 Ridiculously Funny Norm MacDonald Moments http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-ridiculously-funny-norm-macdonald-moments/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-ridiculously-funny-norm-macdonald-moments/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:19:39 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206719 In honor of his new program, we've put together nine ridiculously funny Norm MacDonalnd moments. It's a great way to pad an article with Youtube videos.

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Tonight, Norm MacDonald’s new show, “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald,” premieres on Comedy Central. I’m big fan of Norm, so I’ll be turning in. After all, I’m not going to pass up a chance to watch the man who eviscerated the ESPY’s host his vary own sports show. And in honor of his new program, I’ve put together nine ridiculously funny Norm MacDonalnd moments. It’s a great way to look back at the offbeat humor that has fueled his career. It’s also a great way to pad an article with Youtube videos. Enjoy.

9. The White House Correspondence Dinner

When performing in front of someone as important as the President of the United States, most comedians would chose to play it safe. Not Norm. He chose to play it stupid. Not everyone got it, but considering the audience, that’s a good thing.

8. “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”

This clip isn’t really funny, but I put it on the list anyway. Why? Because it proves that while MacDonald might play a buffoon, he’s actually quite smart. Then again, it was celebrity week, so I’m sure the questions were dumbed down. Even so.

7. Weekend Update

Former NBC President Don Ohlmeyer was good friends with O.J. Simpson. As such, Norm’s constant O.J. jokes didn’t go over too well. It’s rumored to be the reason Norm was canned from SNL’s Weekend Update. Either way, his termination made for a hilarious exit-interview on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

5. Norm as Larry King

How do you make fun of a guy who makes as many random, nonsensical statements as Larry King? Bring in someone who is equally adept at making random, nonsensical statements.

4. The Moth Joke

I hope you like long-form humor as much as I do, or else you’re not going to like this clip.

3. Dirty Work – The Prison Rape Aftermath

Norm MacDonald is such a comedic genius that you don’t even have to be a fan of rape jokes to appreciate the humor in this scene from Dirty Work.

2. Chairman of the “Bored”

All and all, Norm was actually a pretty big asshole to Courtney Thorne-Smith during her interview with Conan O’Brien. But at least it made for one of the funniest interviews in the history of the show.

1. The ESPY Awards

Here it is; the mother of all Norm MacDonald clips. From O.J., to Jordan, to Elway, no athlete was spared. I wonder why ESPN never asked him back?

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‘Sports Show With Norm MacDonald’ Premieres Tonight On Comedy Central http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sports-show-with-norm-macdonald-premieres-tonight-on-comedy-central/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sports-show-with-norm-macdonald-premieres-tonight-on-comedy-central/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:00:02 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=206602 If the show is half-as outrageous as his ESPY monologue or his comedy albums, you're in for a treat...unless your last name is Roethlisberger or Vick.

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It’s been more than ten years since Norm MacDonald hosted the ESPY Awards on ESPN. From Michael Jordon to John Elway to O.J. Simpson, no one was spared. At the time, the network didn’t care much for his roast-like monologue. But over the years, the legend surrounding his performance has grown to become a cult-classic of sorts on the Internet.

Hopefully, Norm hasn’t gone soft, because tonight (10:30/9:30c), he returns to television in “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald.” The program airs on Comedy Central, and considering the success of the network’s celebrity roasts, I don’t think MacDonald will get into to too much trouble for taking famous athletes to task. If the show is half-as outrageous as his ESPY monologue or his comedy albums, you’re in for a treat…unless your last name is Roethlisberger or Vick.

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Rejoice! Norm MacDonald Is Coming Back To Your Televison Sets! http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/thank-jeebus-norm-macdonald-is-coming-back-to-your-televison-sets/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/thank-jeebus-norm-macdonald-is-coming-back-to-your-televison-sets/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:48:13 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25795 Norm MacDonald is going back behind the desk for a comedic half hour take on the world of sports in Comedy Central's "The Sports Show With Norm MacDonald."

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Yes, you read that right. Former SNL cast member, weekend update anchor, Dirty Work star, and sitcom actor Norm MacDonald is going back behind the desk for a comedic half hour take on the world of sports in Comedy Central‘s “The Sports Show With Norm MacDonald.”

The show has been picked up for an eight episode run, and is slated to start airing in April. Norm junkies won’t have to wait that long to see him back in action, though. The comic’s hour long stand up special airs on Comedy Central March 12th. This is great news for fans of the comedian wishing  he’d return to the spotlight. MacDonald has kept a relatively low profile in the last few years, popping up on talk shows and in roasts here and there, and launching short lived sitcoms. This show seems far more in line with his sensibilities. Let’s just hope there’s room for crack whore jokes on a show about sports. (Variety)

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Who Will Replace Ricky Gervais At Next Year’s Golden Globes? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-will-replace-ricky-gervais-at-next-years-golden-globes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-will-replace-ricky-gervais-at-next-years-golden-globes/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:36:07 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17291 If the Golden Globes have any hope of staying relevant, they’d better find a host who can fill Ricky’s shoes. Here’s a list of 9 possible replacements.

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After Ricky Gervais’ hilarious but controversial performance at last night’s Golden Globes, there’s very little chance we’ll see him hosting next year. The comedian told USA Today that at last year’s ceremony, he was asked to return even before the broadcast had finished. This year, he received no such offer.

“So I probably won’t be here next year,” Gervais said, before adding that if he were invited back, “[he’d] go (expletive) mental.”

But without Gervais, what the hell is the point of watching? His shock value is the show’s only redeeming quality. If I feel like watching a bunch of movie stars kissing each other’s asses, I can just wait for the Oscars. I (reluctantly) watch he Golden Globes because a celebrity or two might get put in their place.

If the Golden Globes have any hope of staying relevant, they’d better find a host who can fill Ricky’s shoes. Here’s a list of 9 possible replacements.

Norm MacDonald
The nice thing about Norm MacDonald is he already has experience hosting an awards show. And unlike Gervais, Norm isn’t afraid to make a joke or two about double homicide or statutory rape.

Lisa Lampanelli
Insult comic Lisa Lampanelli hosted this year’s AVN Awards (a.k.a. the porn Oscars), which means she already has experience playing MC to a bunch of whores. That’s a skill which will come in handy at the Golden Globes.

Kathy Griffin
I’m not big fan of Kathy Griffin, but she’s not afraid to make a dick sucking joke on live TV, and that goes a long way in my book.

Don Rickles
Don Rickles has got to be pushing 90. Why not give the old guy an insult filled send off as the host of the Golden Globes. If he goes too far, he can always blame it on the Alzheimer’s.

Jeffrey Ross
This year, Ricky Gervais was prevented from wearing a Nazi uniform during his opening monologue. Given Jeffery Ross’ penchant for holocaust jokes, I’m sure he’d be a fine replacement.

Tracy Morgan
They serve alcohol at the Golden Globes, which means Tracy Morgan should do just fine as host. Besides, his insults might go unnoticed, because half the time, no one can understand what the hell he’s saying.

Louis C.K.
When it comes to putting pretentious people in their place, Louis C.K. doesn’t pull any punches. And there’s probably not a more pretentious gathering than the Golden Globes (aside from the Oscars).

Gilbert Gottfried
If Robert Downy Jr. has a problem with this year’s host making fun of him, perhaps he’ll be happier with Gilbert Gottfried. He makes Ricky Gervais look like Billy f**king Crystal.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
He’s witty, he’s crass, but above all, he’s not afraid to poop on a celebrity or two. That makes Triumph the Insult Comic Dog the perfect host for the Golden Globes. He’ll treat that room full of phonies like the bitches they are.

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Norm MacDonald Developing Sports Show for Comedy Central http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-developing-sports-show-for-comedy-central/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/norm-macdonald-developing-sports-show-for-comedy-central/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Does the crappy screen shot above look familiar? It should. It's Norm MacDonald hosting the 1998 ESPY awards for ESPN. His performance insulted so many athletes that he was never asked to return, but it's still one of the funniest, bravest performances you'll ever see. Now, over ten years later, Norm is returning to the world of sports with his own sports-talk show on Comedy Central. The show would be a satirical look at the sports world. On board with MacDonald is Daniel Kellison, a veteran TV producer whose credits include ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Man Show,” according to person familiar with the project… I know some people (like our friends at Warming Glow) are afraid Norm isn't a good fit as a talk show host. And I see their point. But if he can manage to create a show that's half as funny as the following clip, it will still be hilarious. (Show Tracker) Watch norm insult everyone at the 1998 ESPY Awards after the jump...

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Does the crappy screen shot above look familiar? It should. It’s Norm MacDonald hosting the 1998 ESPY awards for ESPN. His performance insulted so many athletes that he was never asked to return, but it’s still one of the funniest, bravest performances you’ll ever see.

Now, over ten years later, Norm is returning to the world of sports with his own sports-talk show on Comedy Central.

The show would be a satirical look at the sports world. On board with MacDonald is Daniel Kellison, a veteran TV producer whose credits include ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Man Show,” according to person familiar with the project…

I know some people (like our friends at Warming Glow) are afraid Norm isn’t a good fit as a talk show host. And I see their point. But if he can manage to create a show that’s half as funny as the following clip, it will still be hilarious. (Show Tracker)

Watch norm insult everyone at the 1998 ESPY Awards after the jump…

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