Norm Macdonald, David Letterman share favorite George Miller jokes
George Miller died in 2003 from complications of leukemia at the age of 61, but before that, the stand-up comedian from the Seattle area had appeared some 56 times on David Letterman's NBC and CBS late-night TV shows. "George was my oldest friend, and one of the funniest people I ever knew," Letterm... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald Chooses His Very Own 'Late Show' Souvenir
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek of Norm Macdonald's visit to tonight's Late Show, where Letterman gives him the go ahead to choose anything from the studio to take as a souvenir before the show wraps up its run this May. As you can see, Macdonald is a man of expensive taste. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald and Anthony Jeselnik join NBC’s Last Comic Standing
Last Comic Standing just booked two big comedians. Norm Macdonald will join the NBC reality program as a judge, while Anthony Jeselnik will host the series. Macdonald will replace Russell Peters at the judging table, while Jeselnik is taking over for J.B. Smoove. Roseanne Barr and Keenen I... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald and Anthony Jeselnik Join Season 9 of 'Last Comic Standing'
by Megh Wright NBC is prepping the upcoming ninth season of the Wanda Sykes-produced Last Comic Standing, and The Wrap reports that a new host and judge have just been added to the show. SNL alum Norm Macdonald will join Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans as a judge, while Anthony Jeselnik will s... [Read More]
 
Anthony Jeselnik will host, Norm Macdonald joins Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans as judges for Last Comic Standing season 9!
Last Comic Standing still doesn't have a premiere date for summer 2015, but when it returns to NBC for a ninth season of stand-up competition, it'll do so with a new host, new judge and a truncated eight-episode season. Your new host, replacing JB Smoove...is...Anthony Jeselnik! Jeselnik, a veteran ... [Read More]
 
Read Norm Macdonald's Fascinating Recap of "Celebrity Jeopardy" and #SNL40
by Megh Wright Norm Macdonald took to Twitter last night to look back on his experience working for the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, and the whole thing is a must-read for SNL fans who are interested to learn about how the special came together, the history of the "Celebrity Jeopard... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald recalls the week of making SNL40 happen, and the Eddie Murphy performance that almost happened
Norm Macdonald is as straight a shooter of one-liners and longer punchline-laden jokes as there has ever been in stand-up comedy. It made his tenure as Weekend Update anchor stand out so much he was the only one fired from his Saturday Night Live gig midseason. It has made his stand-up specials memo... [Read More]
 
Paying tribute to 40 years of Saturday Night Live, mostly thanks to Lorne Michaels
I had a vision in the hours leading up to Saturday Night Live's massive SNL40 celebration on Sunday night of what it could be -- a series of live tributes presented by past cast members and delivered to the current cast members onstage who have taken their torches and run with them. A way to flip th... [Read More]
 
Norm Macdonald, Maria Bamford and more will perform at the 2015 Riot LA Comedy Festival
The RIOT LA Comedy Festival is coming back for its third year in January. This alternative comedy festival, considered “one of the most ambitious live comedy events in the country, will take place January 16-18th in downtown Los Angeles. Started by Abbey Londer in 2012, the festival (in conjuc... [Read More]
 
Michael Che replaces Cecily Strong on SNL Weekend Update; more SNL cast hires coming in 2014
What did you do on your summer vacation? Michael Che -- who left the Saturday Night Live writing staff in May to join The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as an on-air correspondent and hooked up with Funny or Die's Oddball Festival for four tour stops in August -- is rejoining SNL this season in front o... [Read More]