Saturday, July 15, 2017

Norm Macdonald Clip of the Week: New "Norm Live" episodes!


The latest season of "Norm Macdonald Live," the video podcast hosted by one of this generation's best comedians, is back for its... 4th season? Or maybe it's still technically on its 3rd season, which abruptly ended last year after only two episodes -- interviews with Stephen Merchant and Bill Hader.

In the preview clip above, Norm welcomes television icon David Letterman onto his show. They discuss Dave's insistence that he's done with late-night TV and his urging that Norm do more with the genre.

This would appear to be during the "jokes" portion of the show, as that's how the clip ends. A standard episode is around an hour long, and begins with an introduction by Norm and his sidekick, Adam Eget, a well-known comedy club owner. After the intro piece, which will often be a funny story, a rambling Norm-style joke he's famous for, or some sort of skit, the guest will come on and they talk about whatever. Then the show closes out with the group reading jokes. Here's a sampling (NSFW):
 

He's had a wide range of guests on the program: everybody from Billy Bob Thornton to Roseanne to Adam Sandler to Carl Reiner to Larry King to Andy Dick. It's an entertaining way to spend an hour, that's for sure.

The first episode of the new season is particularly interesting, since David Letterman rarely does interviews these days, since retiring several years ago. Dave has always had a soft spot for Norm, noting that he was one of his favorite late-night guests, and one of his favorite comedians. And Norm has always talked about how much he looked up to Dave as both a comedian and television personality. In fact, Norm was the final stand up comedy act on Letterman's "Late Night" program in its final week.

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