The Latest Comedy Crisis: People Who Don't Get Norm Macdonald
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Ashley Nicole Black is a professional comedy writer on Samantha Bee’s TV show Full Frontal. So if she says that when “Norm Macdonald also said he didn’t know that racism existed until Sasha Baron Cohen’s show premiered this year” is not funny, it’s Not Funny.

Would Samantha Bee be wasting her money on a comedy writer who can’t understand what’s funny about old-timer Norm Macdonald saying he didn’t know that racism existed until Sasha Baron Cohen’s show premiered this year?

If you don’t believe me, just ask Ashley Nicole Black. She’ll tell you:



From Variety:

‘The Tonight Show’ Cancels Norm Macdonald Appearance After Comedian’s #MeToo Comment

Norm Macdonald’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was hastily canceled Tuesday after the comedian stirred controversy with remarks about the #MeToo movement and the treatment of Louis C.K., Chris Hardwick and Roseanne in recent scandals.

“Out of sensitivity to our audience and in light of Norm Macdonald’s comments in the press today, ‘The Tonight Show’ has decided to cancel his appearance on Tuesday’s telecast,” NBC said in a statement. “Tonight Show’s” decision to drop Macdonald came even after he apologized for his comments later in the day.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Macdonald said he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit.” He further opined: “It used to be, ‘One hundred women can’t be lying.’ And then it became, ‘One woman can’t lie.’ And that became, ‘I believe all women.’ And then you’re like, ‘What?’ Like, that Chris Hardwick guy I really thought got the blunt end of the stick there.”

He also stated that he felt Roseanne Barr was treated harshly in the storm that ensued after she likened Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape in an early morning tweet in May. Barr was fired and her “Roseanne” sitcom revival was canceled within hours (it was ultimately revived as “The Conners” without Barr’s involvement).

The existence of unapproved opinions is no laughing matter.

But Norm’s friends and fans took to Twitter to offer him support:


Kitchener Leslie must be at least 115 years old by now, so can’t we grant an old railroad cop’s one last request and not cancel Norm again?

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