Norm Macdonald Has a Show

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Norm Macdonald Has a Show
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GenreTalk show
Directed byGene Bernard
Presented byNorm Macdonald
StarringAdam Eget
Composers
  • Tim Blane
  • Jeff Martin
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Lori Jo Hoekstra
  • Norm Macdonald
  • K.P Anderson
  • Daniel Kellison
Producers
  • Charlie Gerencer
  • Melissa Ocampo
Running time26–35 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Chronology
Related showsNorm Macdonald Live

Norm Macdonald Has a Show was an American Netflix talk show hosted by Norm Macdonald that premiered on September 14, 2018. It was produced by Macdonald, Lori Jo Hoekstra, K.P. Anderson and Daniel Kellison. Macdonald and Hoekstra were also its showrunners.

Production[edit]

On March 9, 2018, Netflix announced it had ordered a ten-episode season of a show hosted by Norm Macdonald and accompanied by sidekick Adam Eget. Macdonald and Lori Jo Hoekstra were its showrunners and executive producers, alongside K.P. Anderson and Daniel Kellison. Macdonald's production company, Anchor Spud Productions, produced the show in association with Pygmy Wolf Productions and Lionsgate Television.[1][2][3][4] David Letterman jokingly referred to himself as a location scout for the show's press release, but was a creative partner and helped sell the show to Netflix and is credited as "Special Counsel".[5][6][7] It premiered on September 14, 2018.[8][9]

The cast closed each episode by singing the same song Wayne and Shuster used to close their CBC program in the 1970s.[10]

Episodes[edit]

No.Featured guestOriginal release date
1"David Spade"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Norm's former "SNL" co-star David Spade talks about his first time on the "Tonight Show," snorting B12 for a movie role, "Just Shoot Me" and more.
2"Drew Barrymore"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Drew Barrymore joins Norm to discuss her childhood and career, as well as vampires, unsolicited pictures from guys, sunsets, animals and much more.
3"Judge Judy"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Judge Judy Sheindlin discusses her love of Paul Newman, being on a cruise with Judge Wapner, her philosophy about financial generosity and more.
4"David Letterman"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
David Letterman chats with Norm about his beard, communicating with his son, his brief stint on a failed variety show and why he never hosted "SNL."
5"Jane Fonda"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Jane Fonda and Norm chat about aging, her husbands, her struggle with faith, her portrayal of Nancy Reagan and Levon Helm's barn.
6"Chevy Chase"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Chevy Chase and Norm bond over their shared "Weekend Update" experience and talk about "Caddyshack," "Three Amigos" and the challenge of live TV.
7"M. Night Shyamalan"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
M. Night Shyamalan opens up about being an artist in an Indian family of doctors, how he got into Hollywood and the balance between instinct and craft.
8"Michael Keaton"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Michael Keaton pitches a country music tour to Norm, and discusses his encounters with Van Morrison, film noir and coming up as a stand-up comic.
9"Billy Joe Shaver"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
Outlaw country legend Billy Joe Shaver performs and talks to Norm about his country friends and heroes and something called a "two-hole outhouse."
10"Lorne Michaels"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
"SNL" creator Lorne Michaels looks back at the show's history, the "cold open" concept, the honesty of live TV, the Sinéad O'Connor incident and more.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 9, 2018). "Norm Macdonald Talk Show Set At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Fox, Jesse David (March 9, 2018). "Norm Macdonald to Finally Make His Return to TV". Vulture. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Holloway, Daniel (March 9, 2018). "Norm Macdonald Talk Show Lands Netflix Series Order". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Snierson, Dan (March 9, 2018). "Norm Macdonald to host Netflix talk show". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (March 9, 2018). "Norm Macdonald Sets Netflix Talk Show". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Brooks, Dan (30 August 2018). "Norm Macdonald, Still in Search of the Perfect Joke (Published 2018)". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Goodman, Tim (13 September 2018). "'Norm Macdonald Has a Show': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (August 21, 2018). "'Norm MacDonald Has A Show' Gets Netflix Premiere Date; Drew Barrymore, David Spade Among Celebrity Guests". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 21, 2018). "Netflix Takes Another Shot at Talk Format With 'Norm Macdonald Has a Show'". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Fraser, Garnet (September 14, 2018). "Norm Macdonald's Netflix show is weirdly Canadian". Toronto Star. Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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