Author Topic: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here  (Read 139800 times)

magval

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1140 on: November 27, 2020, 08:43:15 PM »
Guess what, I found a copy and stole it! Bought a copy of the book itself to offset my guilt. (I do not feel guilty).

Chedney Honks

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1141 on: November 28, 2020, 06:22:22 PM »
Wherever the FUCK is this audio book available for stealing?
Please

Sin Agog

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1142 on: November 28, 2020, 06:30:10 PM »
Wherever the FUCK is this audio book available for stealing?
Please

Get on soulseek.  Surprisingly good platform for comics and audiobooks and shit, despite ostensibly being about downstealing music.  It's on there.

magval

  • Magnum Valentino
Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1143 on: November 28, 2020, 07:39:34 PM »
Anyone wants it, PM me.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1144 on: November 29, 2020, 07:31:25 PM »
I was playing pool in a Moscow bar last night, with some other English people and a Canadian.

At one point I started chatting to the Canadian about Alice Munro and Norm.

He had heard of the former but not the latter. To my delight, though, one of the other other English people had heard of Norm and the pair of us swapped jokes, bits etc. A nice moment...

...one that was complety ruined by this public school cunt 'assuring' the others that Norm is 'racist'. I don't think he is but it was so tiring that I just let the subject drop instead.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1145 on: December 19, 2020, 05:15:36 PM »
As usual Norm Macdonald Live is getting me through life.

The opening segment on the Nick Swardson episode is just hysterically funny.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1146 on: December 19, 2020, 07:38:11 PM »
How do you watch them? P.M?

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1147 on: December 19, 2020, 07:47:51 PM »
How do you watch them? P.M?

They're on Archive.org


Twit 2

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1149 on: December 19, 2020, 07:57:57 PM »
Ace.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1150 on: December 30, 2020, 02:24:53 PM »

Norm MacDonald Zero Fucks Given - An exceptionally good edit from I'm Not Norm featuring some classic chat show appearances, radio bits, NML and other assorted bits and pieces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiz3K-ALBZw

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1151 on: January 28, 2021, 12:05:20 AM »
Norm's answer here is incredible. The way he flips the shoddy premise so quickly and effortlessly is just magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnMsO0A-O38

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1152 on: January 28, 2021, 12:23:31 AM »
Norm's answer here is incredible. The way he flips the shoddy premise so quickly and effortlessly is just magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnMsO0A-O38

Phenomenal. Magic is right. He's a fucking wizard.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1153 on: January 28, 2021, 07:02:57 AM »
Yeah, I've wondered about that clip before. Was he maybe given it beforehand and instructed to act otherwise? Because it's such an incredibly funny and clever response to such a bizarre question...it feels like something even he would need some time to come up with

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1154 on: January 28, 2021, 09:30:16 AM »
I mean the entire premise is explained at 30s and he manages to spend another 30s being a little slow and asking for various clarifications explained to him. Seems to lean towards real - it's not like this isn't one of his frequent modus operandi.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1155 on: January 28, 2021, 10:08:55 AM »
Yeah, probably. It's just the way the premise- masks etc- fits the response so perfectly. But he's fucking brilliant isn't he, so I'm probably being an idiot.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1156 on: January 31, 2021, 06:01:28 PM »

He really is the best, ain't he?

The more I watch of Norm, going back over clips I've already seen dozens of times, the more fascinating he becomes.

On the surface, he's this salt of the Earth, quick witted, teller of shaggy dog stories. The kind of old chunk of coal you used to find propping up a bar in pubs (when pubs were still a thing). An SNL Bob Hope, if you will.

But there's something much weirder going on underneath. I love hearing other comics talking about Norm, as they all seem to respect him and have a story to tell but very few seem to actually know him.


Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1157 on: January 31, 2021, 07:07:16 PM »
Check I'm Not Norm on YouTube for a ton of Norm stuff.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1158 on: January 31, 2021, 10:18:44 PM »
 ...

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1159 on: January 31, 2021, 10:20:35 PM »
Norm reminds me a bit of Peter Cook. Similar kind of can't-help-but-be-funny quality, that slight otherworldliness about him, the way he looks at people when he's being funny with a Cook-like gleam in his eye, and the talent he has for finding just the right comedic word at the right time. Also brilliantly suited to being a guest on talk shows.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1160 on: January 31, 2021, 11:16:10 PM »
^
Cook's always the most natural comparison in my mind too. There's a magic to the both of them that seems so natural, so a part of them; it appears they don't have to work in order to conjure it. That thing John Cleese said about Peter Cook being able to write a three minute sketch in three minutes; I heard Dennis Miller a while ago reciting a wonderfully imaginative and funny email Norm had written him in response to a fairly standard message from Miller. Miller said he looked at the time that he received Norm's reply and realised it was just three minutes after he'd sent the original email. Not a word had been pored over - he'd just riffed the whole thing and pressed send.

Ornlu

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1161 on: February 01, 2021, 12:26:09 PM »
^ Did it expand on the email's contents? That sounds interesting.

Blinder Data

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Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1162 on: February 01, 2021, 12:44:08 PM »
also similar to Cook in that they were mega talented and yet didn't exactly go on to have mega successful careers but it didn't seem to bother them that much because - I think Stephen Fry said this about Cook - being screamingly funny in private with pals was just as important as being funny live, in a sitcom, whatever

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1163 on: February 01, 2021, 01:07:40 PM »

Continuing the Peter Cook comparisons (which is something I've long thought and have recommended Norm to all my Cook-head friends), Norm MacDonald Live has replaced Derek & Clive as my go-to source for when I need cheering up. No matter how low I'm feeling, dipping into some NML clips (especially the Stephen Merchant and Todd Glass episodes) will guarantee making me howl with laughter.

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1164 on: February 01, 2021, 01:36:28 PM »

Ornlu

  • I'm lyrical
Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1165 on: February 01, 2021, 05:19:31 PM »
Thanks, lanks!

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1166 on: February 07, 2021, 03:49:48 PM »
Norm congratulates Dan Levy on his hosting of SNL last night, using the wording the judge used to Ted Bundy in his trial.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/1358431538409426948?s=19

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1167 on: February 07, 2021, 04:13:51 PM »
Norm congratulates Dan Levy on his hosting of SNL last night, using the wording the judge used to Ted Bundy in his trial.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/1358431538409426948?s=19

Good Bundy knowledge there!

Re: The Norm Macdonald Thread Over Here
« Reply #1168 on: February 08, 2021, 07:48:50 AM »
Norm congratulates Dan Levy on his hosting of SNL last night, using the wording the judge used to Ted Bundy in his trial.


What a great sentence.