In a recent interview, Norm Macdonald teased his upcoming FX show, The Norm Macdonald Reality Show, because it is his curse to be underappreciated. Normally a show is announced to the public via a publicist or a marketing department. Not when it’s a Norm Macdonald show. Whatever. Norm ain’t care. He will take his show to the STREETS. So, what will this show be all about?

Express Milwaukee: What else do you have in the pipeline?
Norm Macdonald: Oh yeah, speaking of things that I’m not actually good at, I’m doing a television show on the channel FX, which will actually be funny, or it might be. I wrote it. Have you ever seen “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?” I like that show, and I think that’s FX’s only comedy, so they wanted a companion. I really like FX a lot; they don’t give you very many notes or anything. So they’re finally going to let me do something I want to do. It’s called “The Norm MacDonald Reality Show.” The premise is my career has fizzled into oblivion, so they give me a reality show, which I reluctantly take. So I have to date the Barbie twins and do all this weird, retarded stuff. Now I don’t know how to drive in real life-my actual life-so in the show they teach me to get a license, but maybe they get Lee Ermey to teach me; you know, some twist. Anyway, so during the driving lesson, I accidentally kill the teacher. And then all hell breaks lose. I start to become famous again, and the show becomes a hit, and the trial starts. I get my fame that I didn’t want in the first place. But there’s a lot of funny stuff in it. I guess I’m telling it like it’s not funny.

Nice. Norm MacDonald is like the George Plimpton of stand-up comedians doing late-career high-concept basic cable TV shows. Let’s watch this show, you guys. The Videogum DVR Club seal of approval.

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Comments (15)
  1. ian g  |   Posted on May 26th, 2009 +5

    they could call it Norm McDonald’s Nutsack and i’d watch it.

  2. Uh, when does it premier?

  3. Eli!  |   Posted on May 26th, 2009 +2

    Hopefully there won’t be any “broads” on the show because according to him they are not funny.

  4. Trevor  |   Posted on May 26th, 2009 +3

    Is this real life? I thought he was just making fun of Kathy Griffin.

  5. I like how your DVR seal of approval features a picture of a VHS player. Very classy.

  6. Norm ain’t care.


  7. During one of their contemporary singspiels, which was Zina?s ?fictional account? of the advice that her mom and dad had given her about dating and had included to never date anyone from Baltimore, a well-seasoned trumpet player casually yet purposefully walked on stage to sit in on the song.

  8. Hmmm. I kind of don’t believe this. I waited 10 years for his comedy album to come out. he mentioned it in rolling stone TEN YEARS before it actually released! By that time I had pretty much heard all of the bits. also I waited a long time for the norm macdonald comedy show that was supposed to be a series but turned out to be only one single half hour episode on comedy central. However his recent appearances on SNL and my name is earl are encouraging.

  9. That whole monologue sounds just like Jack Handey. “And then all hell breaks loose” is so great, it’s like he knows how hokey even the concept of a “reality show” is.

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  11. ummmm. dirty work? the best movie ever.

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