Norm Macdonald appeared recently on Conan O’Brien to tell the Moth joke. Not surprisingly, it made the reddit frontpage.
Norm is probably the funniest guy not on television. He was kicked off Saturday Night Live for not being funny enough (explained in a video below). Then, the show started to suck so they asked him to host it less than two years later.
He’s had a few shows get cancelled because he just doesn’t belong on TV, where everyone wants to make him do their thing. Truth is, Norm is as much a comedian as he is a storyteller. Here are some of his stories, starting with the moth joke which aired on Conan the other night.
The moth story
Norm’s Bob Uecker story
Norm makes light of Steve Irwin’s death
Norm tells a story about his dad catching him smoking weed
Norm riffs on racist remark by “Dog the Bounty Hunter” (audio)
Norm talks to Miller and Spade about George Michael getting caught having gay sex in a public bathroom
Norm tells his hypnotism story
Norm gets fired from SNL (audio)
And kicked out of NBC studios. He used to do Weekend Update, but they wanted it to suck so they fired him. Here’s Norm hosting the show less than two years later
Norm’s story about playing Scrabble with Harold Delaney from Vancouver
Norm tells the story behind legendary Bob Saget roast (audio)
Norm sums up what it’s like to write any kind of satire. This story reveals how Norm pioneered cyberbullying, the torch we carry today