Norm MacDonald is the kind of comic you’d love to take a cross country road trip with, the kind of tales he’d tell would keep you entertained for hours as you drove through boring fields of corn in America’s heartland. He crafts a joke or story unlike anyone and the laughs just don’t come from the punchline, they come from the set up and delivery almost just as much. I could listen to Norm all day, but sadly, I got shit to do – so I’ve rounded up 5 of my favorite clips that demonstrate just how awesome he is.
Norm Saves A Pretty Bland Interview.
One thing I love about seeing Norm on Conan, is how much he cracks Conan up. You can honestly see Conan’s love for Norm’s comedy every time the two are on screen together.
Norm Tells A Story About B&Bs and Scrabble.
Like Conan, you could always see Dave Letterman’s love for Norm. I’d imagine that road trip across America would be filled with stories like these.
Norm Tells One Of The Greatest Jokes Of All Time.
The Moth Joke is one of the greatest moments in late night IMO. It perfectly showcases Norm’s comedy in a way that no other clip does. I could never imagine anyone telling this joke and making it work the way Norm does.
Norm Destroys Carrot Top.
Just like the first clip, Norm always manages to insert himself into interviews that don’t always center around him. This clip highlights Norm’s ability to crush on the spot.
Norm Gets Serious For A Minute.
David Lettermen left the world of Late Night recently. On Norm’s last appearance on Late Show he broke down and gave a heartfelt thank you to Letterman which is a “must see” moment for Norm MacDonald fans.