Norm MacDonald has had somewhat of an unlucky year in terms of the kind of people he’s worked with lately. His latest book had its forward written by Louis CK, and in the text, he heavily paid tribute to the disgraced, Roseanne Barr, both stars who have had controversial incidents in late 2017 and 2018.
In an interview to talk about his new television show, Norm MacDonald, the former star of Saturday Night Live, discussed both of his fellow comedians, and the incidents that tanked their careers.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Norm MacDonald dished on the recent outing of many celebrities who’ve suffered different sexual misconduct controversies.
According to MacDonald, people who are in the public’s radar are rarely given second chances, and the first reaction they often have is to deny all allegations, for fear of immediate retaliation.
MacDonald admitted he got Louis to call her, even though she “was very hard on Louis before that.” MacDonald said that she was “crying constantly.”
While most are focusing on the victims, Norm said that none of them had to endure the widespread shaming, including the loss of their careers, seemingly overnight.
As it was previously reported, Barr, before being fired for racially charged jokes on Twitter, took Louis to task during an interview with The Daily Beast, joking about the fact Louis had admitted to masturbating in front of women.
Even though Roseanne made fun of Louis, they managed to have a pleasant conversation, where they consoled one another and were able to forgive. MacDonald explained that, while he would love to dole out advice, he’s never gone through a situation like the ones his fellow comics experienced. Norm is no stranger to controversy either.
During an interview on The View over ten years ago, MacDonald criticized Bill Clinton during his election against George Bush, sparking the ire of Hollywood elites who preferred the Democratic candidate over the Republican. He now has a show coming out on Netflix soon called Norm MacDonald Has A Show, and it premiers later in September.