Norm Macdonald

Pro-Clinton Site Verrit Doesn't Know What 'Facts' Are

Matt has written before about the gem of the website that is Verrit, which purports itself to be news for people who still aren't over the election …

Hillary Clinton

An appreciation of Norm MacDonald’s comedy

In a new video, Evan Puschak explores the comedy of Norm MacDonald. Even if you don’t care for MacDonald’s work, you may come away from this with …

Canadian Humour

A Look at the Comic Genius of Norm MacDonald

by Justin Page at on<p>Los Angeles video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak (a.k.a. “The Nerdwriter“) has created a new video essay where he explores …

Canadian Humour

Norm Macdonald Is A Comic Genius

If you don't like Norm Macdonald's brand of comedy, don't expect him to change for you. Norm has made a career of doing what he likes, and you either …

Canadian Humour

Let's talk about Norm MacDonald, divisive comic genius

“Norm splits people,” says Nerdwriter at the top of his latest video essay on stand-up icon Norm MacDonald. He’s not wrong. MacDonald has spent his career alienating audiences with jokes that repeatedly test an audience’s patience, whether it be through an “offensive” punchline (revisit his time …

Canadian Humour

10 Hollywood co-stars who are best friends in real-life — and 10 who hate each other

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck broke into Hollywood together.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images<p>The INSIDER Summary:<p><b>While some Hollywood co-stars become best friends, others end up hating each other</b><b>.</b>• <b><br>Here are 10 co-stars who are real life best friends, and 10 who hate each other.</b><p>Hollywood is a land of both …

Hollywood

TV exec who fired Norm Macdonald from 'SNL' is dead at 72; Irma hammers Fla. (10 Things to Know for Monday) | NOLA.com

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:<p><b>1. LONGTIME NETWORK TV EXECUTIVE DEAD AT …

New Orleans

KFC Turns to the WWE for Its Latest Colonel Sanders Auditions

The chicken chain takes to the squared circle to recast its iconic founder.<p>For those of you who were worried that KFC was running out of notable …

WWE

MacFarlane is lost in space with ‘Orville’

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Seth MacFarlane’s new vehicle, “The Orville,” gets a special premiere on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 10, but it is far from being …

TV

Watch Jerry Seinfeld & Norm Macdonald Talk God, Life, Jokes & Bill Cosby

Norm Macdonald brought his <i>Live!</i> podcast production to New York City this week where he sat down with Jerry Seinfeld; over the hour long conversation …

Comedy

The Ten Best Comedy Events in Denver in September

<b>Pussy Bros. Present Aaron Urist<br>Friday, September 1, 7 p.m.<br>El Charrito's Comedy RoomRoom</b><br>The Pussy Bros. are a Denver-based standup-comedy supergroup …

Denver

Norm Macdonald’s lie of a memoir is a rejoinder to oversharing comedians

“There is the way things are and then the way things appear, and it is the way things appear, even when false, that is often the truest. If I am remembered, it will always be by the four years I spent at <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and, maybe even more than that, by the events surrounding my departure from …

Books

Monumental Quebec author, Réjean Ducharme, dead at 76

Réjean Ducharme, a well-known Quebec author and playwright credited with influencing the province's culture during the Quiet Revolution with his …

Canada

Colby Cosh: Letterman, the original talk show reformer, returns to a world others rearranged in his wake

David Letterman is back in the headlines, with Tuesday’s announcement that he is to do six hour-long shows for Netflix, and as it happens I have been …

TV

David Letterman Is Hosting a New Talk Show on Netflix

A late-night legend is coming back to television.Netflix has announced that David Letterman will host a new six-episode series in 2018. The …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

KFC’s Real Colonel Sanders Returns to Delight Goth Teens and Ridicule Norm Macdonald

Since Wieden + Kennedy won KFC back in 2015, the brand has moved through a rotating cast of actors playing the iconic role of Colonel Sanders.<p>There …

Advertising

KFC’s New Colonel Sanders Is the Original Colonel Sanders

After a rotating cast of fake spokesmen, Harland Sanders will once again appear in KFC commercials.<p>Over the past two-plus years, a lot of different …

Advertising

Colin Jost and Michael Che: ‘SNL’ Is Not Making Trump More ‘Likable’

The current ‘Weekend Update’ anchors dispute Norm Macdonald’s assertion to The Daily Beast that SNL is ‘playing into Trump’s hands.’<p>Is <i>Saturday Night Live</i> guilty of making the political figures it satirizes more relatable in the eyes of viewers? It’s a charge that has been levied against the show …

Celebrity News

Game of Thrones Had Two of Its Best Jokes Ever Last Night

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has always had a sense of humor, but it has generally been a mix of farts, gallows humor, insults, barracks talk, fat jokes, jokes …

Game of Thrones

Only 50% Of Forward Staffers Get This Seinfeld Joke — Do You?

If Jews can’t understand a Jerry Seinfeld “Jew-joke,” what have these thousands of years of struggle been for?<p>During “Norm Macdonald Live!” this …

Jewish Culture

Jerry Seinfeld Tells Norm Macdonald ‘The Greatest Jew Joke I’ve Ever Heard’ — Watch

But there's a catch: you might not get it.<p>They weren’t in cars getting coffee, but on Friday night Jerry Seinfeld and Norm Macdonald had a funny — …

Celebrity News

Former Cast Member Slams Saturday Night Live for Its Trump Derangement

The show that reaps rewards on the back of Trump is scorched by former cast member Norm MacDonald.<p>Like many in the quasi-political entertainment …

Conservative View

Do You Get the Joke Jerry Seinfeld Promises Norm Macdonald He Won’t Get?

Did you get the joke Jerry Seinfeld told during a guest appearance on this week’s episode of <i>Norm Macdonald Live!</i>, a joke Seinfeld promises Norm …

Entertainment

Norm Macdonald: Hey, So, Uh… SNL Is Kinda Dumb Now, Right?

'Nothing exploded'

Canadian Humour

Norm Macdonald says ‘SNL’ is playing into Donald Trump's hands

"Saturday Night Live" alum Norm Macdonald says the sketch series is playing into Donald Trump's hands.

Comedy

Norm Macdonald: SNL Has Lost It Over Trump

Norm Macdonald is stuck on a golf course. “We have all these children in front of us, so we’re not going anywhere,” the 57-year-old comedian tells me …

Canadian Humour

Bay Area weekend best bets: John Mayer, Neil Diamond, Norm Macdonald

So, what are you doing this weekend? We have some tips, from John Mayer to Neil Diamond to Norm Macdonald and festivals in Alameda and Benicia — July …

Music

Watch Norm Macdonald and Dave Letterman chit-chat for an hour about comedy and the state of late-night

Post-retirement, Dave Letterman continues to be selective (possibly even elusive) about where he pops up. A Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction here, …

David Letterman

Things to Do This Weekend: July 14-16

by Mercury StaffIf it didn't feel like summer before this weekend (and nothing says summer like slackjawed dipshits randomly blowing off whatever …

Portland, OR

ESPYs night means Norm MacDonald’s fantastic opening monologue

The 2017 ESPY Awards show is taking place Wednesday evening, airing on ABC starting at 5 p.m. PT. Colin Kaepernick is going to be attending, although …

Canadian Humour