Comedy Central’s ‘Norm MacDonald Sports Show’

In 1998, Norm MacDonald did the impossible: He made the ESPYs marginally entertaining television.

Norm MacDonald at the ESPYs

(See video below)

That year, MacDonald delivered the funniest sports-related comedy monologue in television history.

Naturally, ESPN hasn’t invited him back since.

So I suppose there is some hope for Comedy Central’s newly-announced “Sports Show With Norm MacDonald.

Today the cable channel released details on the new show, which is described by Comedy Central as a “scripted series” that will premiere in April. The production, executive-produced by MacDonald, is scheduled to air at least 8 episodes.

Here the description of the show that was sent out by Comedy Central:

“‘Sports Show with Norm Macdonald’ will feature Macdonald’s unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the fast-paced and informative show will cover all sports – from the popular to the obscure – delivered with Macdonald’s unforgettable style, reminiscent of his hugely popular run as “SNL’s” Weekend Update anchor. “

Yeah, I have no idea either.


Perhaps Comedy Central knows that if the show is anything other than 30 minutes of MacDonald freshening up his ESPYs monologues on a weekly basis, they might as well not bother.

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