Recently, comedy legend Ruth Buzzi advised the public not to look to actors for political wisdom. Fellow comedian Norm Macdonald appears to be taking that advice to heart with his new Netflix talk show, “Norm Macdonald Has a Show”:
.@normmacdonald on what sets his talk show apart: "I decided very early on there can be nothing topical. Ever since Jon Stewart, late-night hosts have all been forced to become political pundits, you know? Even down to Jimmy Fallon" https://t.co/9qEwV62SlN pic.twitter.com/Zbb95ByelU
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 11, 2018
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What sets Norm MacDonald Has a Show apart from the current wave of comedian-hosted talk shows?
I decided very early on there can be nothing topical. Ever since Jon Stewart, late-night hosts have all been forced to become political pundits, you know? Even down to Jimmy Fallon. And he is derided for his treatment of Donald Trump.
Do you think Fallon has been unfairly criticized?
Completely. He is just all about fun and silliness. That’s what his audience wants. And then to be maligned for quote-unquote humanizing Trump. Funny, I thought he was a human. If you have the nominee to be president on your show and he is your guest, then he is your guest. Don’t have him on the show if you don’t want him.
What a concept.
A refreshing read on so many levels …
— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) September 11, 2018
Actually looking forward to this https://t.co/jQrYw7WOTo
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 11, 2018
One of the smartest guys in comedy, as this interview proves even further.
— Justin Levine (@levine2001) September 11, 2018