9 Ridiculously Funny Norm MacDonald Moments
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
It's hard to narrow down one Norm MacDonald joke from all his years on Weekend Update. Luckily, someone else has compiled a bunch of them. All I had to do was copy and paste. God bless the Internet. At any rate, the Michael Jackson jokes are fantastic.
6. Norm Gets Fired
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?