I think Norm MacDonald is one of the funniest people alive. Sure, lots of right-leaning blogs like him. He says a lot of right-leaning things (see Norm Macdonald Blasts Late Night Show Hosts for Failing to Report News and Norm Macdonald Sums Up the Anti-Trump Movement in Two Tweets). But I’ve been a fan since I realized neither of us sipped from the fount of batsh*t crazy. Back when SNL’s Weekend Update used to be funny. The pre-Tina Fey era. A time of greatness. Wonder. Rewinding cassette tapes with pencils.
Norm understands comedy. Just read his explanation on why Eddie Murphy declined a Bill Cosby joke. So does the former SNL cast member find Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of President Trump funny?
Even his deadpan delivery of a single word makes me chuckle.
The reason I don’t find it funny, when I was there Darryl Hammond did “Donald Trump.” That shows how far back Trump goes because that was 20 years ago. Darryl did a softer Trump. I think it was a Trump closer to his real self. If you do an impression of someone, you have to like that person. You can’t play someone and have contempt for them at the same time. It doesn’t work as an impression. I don’t like his impression. And I don’t have a political affiliation. I just mean from a comedy level.
Crowder discussed the topic of comedy on the show (video below). Baldwin impersonating Trump in a hateful manner isn’t to entertain a wide audience. It’s to entertain themselves and their leftist friends. To bump elbows after a show. To earn wokeness points. But if most people don’t find the impersonation funny, which is rather the point of impersonations, who cares? The only people who matter to the left are those let inside their liberal bubble. That is up until they start tweeting about being a free thinker. Sorry Kanye. We could’ve warned you about all this fallout.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what Norm brings to the talk show circuit with his new Netflix show.