Monday, December 15, 2014
Norm Macdonald Clip of the Week
It's back after a long absence. In this week's edition of the "Norm Macdonald Clip of the Week," our friend Norm Macdonald does a stand-up comedy routine about how he would murder a woman. It's a lot more hilarious than it sounds.
"Hey, Chris, what is one thing that Norm Macdonald does that you have copied over the years?" I refer to women as "ladies." I think it's classy. I think it's nice. If you are of the female persuasion, you are a lady.
I identify with Norm Macdonald's style of comedy. The term that I want to use, he has actually stated on his podcast before that he doesn't agree with it to describe himself - meta. Above it; he tells jokes about telling jokes. It's like "The Office." The premise was that a documentary was being filmed about them, so they could look right into the camera and be obvious to what's going on around them.
Norm Macdonald will tell a joke, then will tell jokes about the joke that he just told. He's not so much a comedian, as he is a comedian talking about comedy. He does jokes, he does funny stuff, but then he takes it to a next level. And a lot of people don't get it.
He is so funny that he's not funny. And then he's funny again, by being unfunny. I don't know how else to explain it.