Norm Macdonald must be lonely in Hollywood…or Canada. First, he defended Christianity and called a gay comic’s joke unfunny, which is enough to get him blacklisted in and of itself. After all, it’s not the tolerant thing to do. And if comedy isn’t “tolerant”, then what good is it? WHAT GOOD IS IT?! Now, he’s going after some of the left’s other sacred comedic cows.
First was Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and how pathetic it is that people brag about getting their news from it…
I didn’t really think we did political humor on “Update.” Because most political humor is biased toward what the comedian thinks, so then it just becomes dull. Personally I’d rather just read politics. Like when people go, “Kids get their news from Jon Stewart,” then I go, “Well, then they’re in big trouble if that’s where they get their f—ing news.” Because the whole show is just making fun of Fox News. I don’t know where the news part is. It’s a hilarious show because I don’t think it’s political.
I think that’s fair. He has immense respect for Stewart as a comedian, but none for his audience who think that Stewart is any more than a comic. His thoughts on Bill Maher? A little different…
I find him completely unfunny. Like, maybe the unfunniest person I’ve ever encountered that’s called a comedian. I like his show because of the arguing back and forth, and he knows a lot about politics. But the worst is when he forces you to sit on the panel while he does his New Rules, which are just a bunch of jokes. And you have to sit there, a foot from the dude with a camera in your face. You’d think he would just excuse them, but no, you have to sit there and watch.
One time Bill Maher was on Meet the Press, and it was hilarious. George Will like tore into him, because once you get in with the big boys who actually do it for a living, it doesn’t matter what you know. George Will had huge contempt for him and was slapping him around, and suddenly Bill Maher wasn’t confident at all anymore. It was really funny to watch.
Norm Macdonald, ladies and gentleman. A comic in 2015, who’s truly willing to take risks. Refreshing.
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