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