50 Amazing Norm Macdonald Quotes

I have no favorite Norm MacDonald quotes. I’ve always thought Norm MacDonald’s comedy was quite awful. He’s not funny.

Norm MacDonald is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and stand-up comedian who is popularly known for appearances on the show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

He appeared in a number of Disney films including his role as Timon in the movie, ‘Zootopia’. In addition, he voiced the character of ‘Huck’ in the television series, ‘The Magic School Bus’.

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve got this hankering for some Norm MacDonald.

50 Amazing Norm MacDonald Quotes

If you live in Los Angeles, things often frustrate you. However, this frustration can be eased if you are patient and open yourself to new ideas.

A lot of people think that I’m difficult to work with. It’s not like I really want to do that much stuff. So, it doesn’t really matter. I guess I’m somewhat difficult when it comes to comedy.

MacDonald has never been one to shy away from politics and he’s long been a vocal supporter of the Democratic Party. He’s also known for his smart and sometimes acerbic comedy. His politics are well known and his comedic style can be polarizing. MacDonald has been open about his feelings towards Donald Trump. He’s frequently mocked him in his comedy routine and he’s also been critical of the Trump Administration.

This is a reference to the time he did an impression of Trump on “Late Show with David Letterman.” As such, it’s also one of the funniest Trump impressions out there.

Although there are some great athletes, there’s not a lot of time when they’re not in controversy. Although it’s great when sports end, and you settle in for some drinks with your friends, its not exactly my cup of tea. I think I would rather be the next contestant on the Price Is Right than be a professional athlete.

I feel like I want to do a show where I just have to fall in love with a girl.

Well if it means writing 7 things in a row that rhyme then I really like it! It must be collaboration.

I just like doing stand up, that’s all I’m interested in or good at.

Compared to politics, I think sports is funnier because it’s inconsequential. And politics can be real important and all that. The more pointless things are, the funnier they are. And the more grave or important things are, the less funny they are.

10th of 50 Norm MacDonald Quotes

I never had any interest in sitcoms or motion pictures or anything like that. I was never interested in any of that stuff. I felt like everything I did was just a big joke.

I think the problem is that some people take their comedy seriously, and others do not, which causes the laughter problem, and when people take their comedy seriously they’re not laughing.

This one is pretty self explanatory. It’s Norm MacDonald talking about how weird it is to see 14 people, who are all supposed to be great comedians, stand alone and tell jokes. The point is, comedians are weird. They’re weird.

In school, you had to do well in Math, otherwise you’d be labeled as a math person and your future in the math industry would be pretty bleak.

You’re trying your best to make people laugh, but if you fail, they hate you. But your intent’s the same: it’s not like you’re trying to do evil to them.

He mentioned that he’s never felt comfortable doing a straight sitcom or movie. It’s hard for him to do a good job but once you do, it’s hard to get the type of roles that you’d like, and he’s been in movies and sitcoms that weren’t that great. He wants to do movies and TV that are well written and is a good actor, and he feels that he’s never done that so he’s a bit of a fish out of water.

Although he didn’t go into details, I am sure it was about the lack of an audience.

The majority of big names in stand-up have had a story on their resume of doing shows regularly in small clubs, so Norm has always been the exception. It’s a big point of contention that he seems to have ignored through all of the interviews where people bring it up.

The biggest sports fan I know is probably my husband. He’s a huge fan of all sports, but has absolutely no interest in the minutiae.

20th of 50 Norm MacDonald Quotes

My favorite thing about the Letterman interview was the part about his childhood dog, Big Al, that was on-screen for 45 minutes because Letterman was worried that there would be a spoiler online.

I don’t know anything about politics. I don’t understand anything. Nothing.

When you hear about someone, someone who has a battle with cancer, that bothers me. It implies that this person has failed and that someone else who has won is heroic.

My dad had this thing – everyone in Canada wants to play hockey; that’s all they want to do. So when I was a kid, whenever we skated, my dad would not let us on the ice without hockey sticks, because of this insane fear we, we would become figure skaters!

Math is the reason why basketball is so popular. People think it’s more entertaining than football, but the truth is… math.

I like funny things like stand-up comedy and not watching the Olympics. I also wish that I could watch funny things like stand-up comedy instead of watching bad things like the Olympics. I will be glad when I watch something funny that isn’t the Olympics.

After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America, Jon Stewart became a major news source on the subject. He presented the events of the day in a very serious fashion, but used humour to make the story more palatable for his audience.

A guy was talking about his problems. My best friend was listening and he began to tell him about his problems. This continued for a while. One day, the best friend’s problems had ended or had become not important anymore so he couldn’t find new ones to tell about. He stopped listening and started to talk about something else. He continued talking and telling about the things that he didn’t have problems with any longer.

Norm MacDonald seems to be saying that the scores don’t matter because what you see is just an image of a show. He later says that sports like football have evolved from just a guy on a bike to a “multi-million dollar show” and that’s why he doesn’t like it.

It’s difficult to write humor. It takes a lot of practice, and a good amount of
luck to get there. But it’s a lot of work — so much so that many comedians who
started on the circuit at the beginning of stand-up are now in management in
other ways. The best writers to stand up because it’s the hardest writing.

30th of 50 Norm MacDonald Quotes

Most people see intelligence as a privilege and are happy to give the credit to some for their success. They see those that they believe are less than them as stupid.

I am not sure that “plugging” anything is the right word to describe Norm MacDonald’s comedic approach. What I would say is that he is an actor on the stage, and that the live audience’s laughter is very important to him. He also does not take himself too seriously. He says things in a very understated way, which is why his jokes are very much like that of the man for whom he does impressions.

I started on “Saturday Night Live” the same time Conan started on “Late Night.” We just had a relationship because I would be upstairs in the studio and whenever he couldn’t get a guest – which was often back then since he was just starting out – he would just call me down to be a guest.

I want to learn how to do that. I love comedy. Even though I don’t perform much, I enjoy doing it, and I’m trying to figure out how to be funny.

Norm MacDonald says he loves the fantasy world more than the real world because sports have an ending. He says that you can argue about sports with your friends, but it won’t be as exciting as the fantasy world.

I’ve had to say the same jokes over and over again for the last 20 years. There was a point where I got tired of the same jokes. I would rather hear a new joke.

I don’t even know what it does. Maybe it’s that I was too busy being a kid to appreciate what’s funny – like what would you do for a laugh if you were a kid? Oh yeah, not get out of bed.

The comic says he can’t find a balance between his career and his personal life. He explains that he doesn’t like to compromise when it comes to his work and personal life. He says he enjoys making people laugh and that he thinks he can survive on the basis of that work.

MacDonald was once told he was the funniest comedian on the planet, but in the last decade, his career has dwindled after he was nominated for an Oscar for a feature film called “The Norm Show,” and he’s been accused of being a bully.

I’ve been offered political shows before. And I wasn’t sure what to do about my political opinions, so I thought I’d just take a pass on those. I don’t like making political opinions, so I’m always uncomfortable with that, because you might be wrong, and there’s consequences to it. I think I’m wrong, I like to keep my mind open to that possibility, so I just don’t want to take that chance.

40th of 50 Norm MacDonald Quotes

I love Las Vegas because it’s where some of the greatest comedy performances have taken place, including the ones you’re in. I love how it’s the place from which we have the most to offer the world. It’s a traditional place for lounge comics to perform, and I love that.

“I’m happy doing stand-up, but I’ll probably do a television show eventually. If not, I’ll delve into this Internet world and decide best how to harness it. What I like best about it is the independent movie style and the ability to just be completely reckless within that world. I like that a lot. I just have to acquaint myself with technology.” – Norm MacDonald

You can say [Original] and [Paraphrase] in the same sentence.

What you can’t do is say [Original] and [Paraphrase] in the same sentence.

Norm MacDonald had a lot to say about stand-up comedy. The veteran comic shared that during his time on Letterman in the 1990s, he would often go into the green room to prepare himself for the nightly live broadcast. He shared how at one point, a producer asked him what would be the best way to get ready for the show. Norm simply responded, “Go out and perform.” Noted by fellow comedian David Letterman, Norm would later go on to host “Saturday Night Live”, where he would continue the tradition of doing stand-up on-stage during the opening segment.

I think that most comedians have a certain comfort level. I was kind of comfortable with it. I would do a show every couple of months and it would be a fun night with a good audience. But if I tried it every night, I think I would kill myself.

After being a stand-up comedian for ten years, Norm went to Hollywood to get into acting. At first, Norm didn’t like the acting part. Then the producers told Norm that he was a good comedian, and it was time to do something different. Norm said all right, and began acting.

Some people think that I only write jokes that look like something.
Some people think that I only write jokes that look like something.

I try to make jokes that don’t always look like something, but they don’t always look like something.

I try to make jokes that don’t always look like something, but they don’t always look like something.

Norm MacDonald would like to stay at SNL forever, but he can’t stay at the same place for a very long time.

There is always some political news story, even if it is not relevant to me, and most of it is not relevant to me. I don’t know anything about it and I wouldn’t put too much into my prediction on politics.

I agree. My point was, if you’re trying to make a statement, and you’re saying something funny and you’re making your audience laugh, you’re doing it wrong.


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