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Baby Lee
09-13-2008, 09:46 AM
Vintage Conan appearance. I would love just once to make someone as funny as Conan crack up like he does in the end.

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Dude's so funny, he can make not being funny, funny.

http://www.maximumfun.org/blog/2008/09/norm-macdonald-greatest-canadian-in.html

Fishpicker
09-13-2008, 10:21 AM
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FAX
09-13-2008, 10:30 AM
Excellent work by Norm, right there. Right there.

FAX

FAX
09-13-2008, 10:53 AM
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ROFL ROFL

Thanks for posting, Mr. Fishpicker.

FAX

BigMeatballDave
09-13-2008, 10:57 AM
9 1/2 Seconds! LMAO

Fishpicker
09-13-2008, 10:59 AM
my pleasure FAX. I have a bunch of norm clips in my youtube favorites; ready to go at the first mention of Norm.

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BigMeatballDave
09-13-2008, 11:02 AM
That chick is smokin' HOT!

L.A. Chieffan
09-13-2008, 11:24 AM
Man, I miss this guy. They need to do a best of SNL with just him.

Baby Lee
09-13-2008, 01:41 PM
9 1/2 Seconds! LMAO

Go ahead, say something funny about that.

I bet they spelled it B O R E D of education.

ROFL

KcMizzou
09-13-2008, 02:32 PM
I've seen that before. It was worth seeing again. LMAO

Can you imagine sitting around drinking beer and BSing with those two guys?

Baby Lee
09-13-2008, 02:39 PM
I can't stop laughing at;

He has the eyes of an eagle, the wisdom of an owl and the grace of a swan, this man is for the birds!!!

So effing cheesy.

Reminds me of a guy I've heard on Raw Dog who uses the Georgie Jessel voice and delivers the crudest, broadest, most off-the-wall punchlines, but the self-loathing in his voice sells it.

Portlantis
09-13-2008, 04:01 PM
My favorite part of that clip is where McDonald purposely overexplains the joke.

"What, is it called Nine and a Half Seconds?"

(pause)

"Because he prematurely ejaculated."

Not many people could have hijacked someone's interview like that without coming off as a total tool. Viva Norm McDonald.

Speaking of memorable Conan O'Brien appearances, here's Artie Lange's infamous train wreck of an interview.

http://defamer.com/359813/artie-lange-rockets-to-top-of-celebrity-deathwatch-list

The Bad Guy
09-13-2008, 07:26 PM
I can't stop laughing at;

He has the eyes of an eagle, the wisdom of an owl and the grace of a swan, this man is for the birds!!!

So effing cheesy.

Reminds me of a guy I've heard on Raw Dog who uses the Georgie Jessel voice and delivers the crudest, broadest, most off-the-wall punchlines, but the self-loathing in his voice sells it.

That Saget roast was great.

They said he performed that way because of how cheezy Bob was on Full House.

I saw Norm's standup in high school and he was ****ing great.

BigRock
09-14-2008, 12:03 AM
They said he performed that way because of how cheezy Bob was on Full House.

I think whoever said that was kinda missing the point. Norm was roasting the roast, he wasn't roasting Saget.

Fishpicker
09-14-2008, 10:21 AM
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Norm goes back to host SNL and let's em have it. I saw this the first time it aired and it hasn't ever been shown again. audio only, if the video was included it would be removed from YT.

noa
05-22-2017, 10:36 PM
Has anyone watched his Netflix comedy special yet? He supposedly said he would do it differently in retrospect, but it still had me cracking up. Had plenty quintessential Norm jokes.

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Baby Lee
05-22-2017, 10:47 PM
Have it queued, but the house/yard is taking up free time, along with the awesome series going on right now [Better Call Saul, Leftovers, Fargo, etc.]. Looking forward to it, though.

eDave
05-22-2017, 10:49 PM
LMAO ever time:

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Pitt Gorilla
05-22-2017, 11:13 PM
LMAO ever time:

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Baby Lee
05-23-2017, 03:07 AM
Has anyone watched his Netflix comedy special yet? He supposedly said he would do it differently in retrospect, but it still had me cracking up. Had plenty quintessential Norm jokes.

What! what, are they, . . golfing?!?!


A DUNE BUGGY?!?!

Fishpicker
05-23-2017, 07:47 AM
the new special is good but I was surprised by how much of it I had already heard

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Fish
05-23-2017, 08:47 AM
LMAO ever time:

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Uhggg... Norm is pretty hit-and-miss with me. That missed. I understand what he was going for. But that just wasn't funny for me...

noa
05-23-2017, 08:27 PM
What! what, are they, . . golfing?!?!


A DUNE BUGGY?!?!

LMAO

Harrison Schmitt?! Who the fuck ever heard of that guy?

I know that's a Norm oldie, but it still got me.

Rausch
05-24-2017, 06:14 AM
Uhggg... Norm is pretty hit-and-miss with me. That missed. I understand what he was going for. But that just wasn't funny for me...

Norm is one of the last few that truly doesn't give a fuck.

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Fishpicker
05-24-2017, 06:33 AM
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EPodolak
05-24-2017, 10:23 PM
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I remember that episode, thinking Norm was particularly docile and disjointed. I remember also thinking who is that gorgeous girl in the red wig.

PackerinMo
05-25-2017, 01:37 PM
His Scottish/Irish accent in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo was kind of funny.

CoMoChief
05-29-2017, 09:44 PM
I love Dirty Work

Baby Lee
05-29-2017, 09:58 PM
I love Dirty Work

You Dirty Gorilla.

eDave
05-29-2017, 10:27 PM
Uhggg... Norm is pretty hit-and-miss with me. That missed. I understand what he was going for. But that just wasn't funny for me...

Yea for sure. I love dry humor. I use it here all the time. They don't get it in DC.

Baby Lee
05-29-2017, 11:01 PM
Uhggg... Norm is pretty hit-and-miss with me. That missed. I understand what he was going for. But that just wasn't funny for me...

I think you have to be prepared for what he's doing to make it funny for you.

He's subverting the menace of his reputation, and committing to a straight recitation of crap material. It's not funny in a punchline way, it's funny in a WTF/disorienting way. And the humor creeps up on you. At first you fake laugh to be polite. Then you chuckle because you think you see where he's going. Then he delivers a lame joke [like the 'for the birds' line] in a way that tells you he knows how to deliver and is purposefully sabotaging that ability. And then the longer it goes, you laugh out of 'he's sticking with it' bemusement.

He's taking the long view. He has, and has had, his whole life to establish that he can kill a room. But in this friendly environment where people respect and admire that ability, he mortgages it on something odder and more memorable.

Reminds me of a bit I've heard described, but naturally never saw in person. A couple of titans when they were first starting out [I want to say Albert Brooks and someone like Ed Begley Jr. or Michael McKean, of that age and stature]. They would go up to an open mic in LA and with no esposition or explanation, they'd put on the appearance of a folk duo, or a comedic song duo, each with guitars. And for the next 12-15 minutes, they would just try to tune their guitars. They wouldn't address the crowd, or apologize, or explain. Just deet, deet, DEET, DEET, DEEEEEEEEE, . . . . Dut, dut, dut, DUT, DUUUUUUH, . . . . . .[fiddle with bridge] . . . . . [whisper something to each other] . . . . . deet, deet, DEET, DEET, DEEEEEEEEE, . . . shake their heads, . . . fiddle with the bridge some more. . . . . . Dut, dut, dut, DUT, DUUUUUUH. . . . [walk around the stage looking down], . . . [come back and whisper some more] . . . . deet, deet, DEET, DEET, DEEEEEEEEE

Audience, 1-2 minutes, silence, 2-4 chuckles, . . . 4-6 minutes murmurs, then anger, then people walking out . . .. . . then more and more laughter, . . until the whole place was rolling about 8-10 minutes in.

Demonpenz
05-29-2017, 11:37 PM
I quote Dirty Work all the time no one knows what the fuck I am talking about...well I mean they never do, but they don't this time as well. HE STOLE A CHAINSAW. NOW HE IS USING IT ON MEEEEEEE

G7 Street fighting man....ummm you pressed G8...If you like pina coladas

chiefzilla1501
05-30-2017, 04:36 PM
God, no shortage of Norm talk show gold. This Pistorius exchange just kills me. Norm's solid in standup and I love his sketches though it's not for everyone. But he's ridiculously good when he's just bullshitting around.
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But my favorite is the long jokes. Only Norm could pull this off
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MahiMike
05-30-2017, 05:53 PM
That guy's as funny as a weiner dog. Love Norm.

DaneMcCloud
05-30-2017, 07:39 PM
Such a waste of talent.

Norm's personal life is such a disaster that he's had multiple people helping him to manage it for more than 20 years.

It's a shame.

vailpass
05-30-2017, 08:13 PM
Such a waste of talent.

Norm's personal life is such a disaster that he's had multiple people helping him to manage it for more than 20 years.

It's a shame.
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Fishpicker
06-02-2017, 09:43 PM
watched his netflix special again. Norm is pulling a Mencia. The guy is a real jerk

listopencil
06-02-2017, 10:44 PM
I find him to be amusing but, generally, not funny enough to go out of my way to watch. He does occasionally make me laugh. For instance I heard him tell a joke about his antisemitic ventriloquist dummy and it stuck with me. Made me laugh out loud when I heard it.

CoMoChief
06-02-2017, 10:46 PM
I quote Dirty Work all the time no one knows what the fuck I am talking about...well I mean they never do, but they don't this time as well. HE STOLE A CHAINSAW. NOW HE IS USING IT ON MEEEEEEE

G7 Street fighting man....ummm you pressed G8...If you like pina coladas

Oh look its another whore!

CoMoChief
06-02-2017, 10:54 PM
Oh shit...I'm watching that Don Rickles scene in Dirty Work. God damn that shit was funny.