Norm MacDonald will return to television, with a sports show. Comedy Central has approved Sports Show With Norm MacDonald, which will get an eight-episode run beginning in April. Guessing it will be a Sports-themed Weekend Update. His ESPY’s monologue was one of the greatest eight-minute stretches in the history of live television. Can he recreate that magic?
It will be intriguing to see if that type of humor translates in the Internet/Blog era. The talking points are already shocking and crude. How do you take Brett Favre texting pictures of his erect penis and make it more perverse and unsettling?
I’m hoping Norm does succeed. The sports world could use some targeted irreverence on television. If ‘The Decision” has taught us anything, it’s that we still treat athletes with far too much deference.