NBC's Last Comic Standing will be back this summer — with a comedic infusion of Norm Mac Donald.
The Saturday Night Live veteran will be the new guy on a ninth-season panel that includes returning judges and famed comedians Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans.
You can still read the transcript (click the sketch title above) -- although no script can do justice to Billy Crystal's Sammy Davis Jr. Martin Short, playing the titular albino lounge singer, proves why he's one of Chris Farley is hilarious as a befuddled American tourist who ends up playing a particularly brutal Japanese game show -- even if Mike Myers and Alec Baldwin playing Japanese characters would never fly nowadays.Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson, and Jamie Foxx play contestants trying to tell the difference between photos of similarly named, similar-looking white dudes Dylan Mc Dermott and Dermot Mulroney.Netflix has moved aggressively into comedy talk shows after canceling its first venture into the genre, Chelsea Handler’s poorly received “Chelsea.” Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” — his series television project since leaving CBS’ “Late Show” — premiered on the service in January.And Netflix recently announced deals for talk shows from “The Daily Show” veterans Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf.It’s partly why single people are more fun to hang out with.
Few stand-up comedy specials have made me laugh as loud as I did when a friend described a date gone horribly wrong.
If I can come up with a comedic idea this self-contained and perfect just once in my life, I will die a happy woman.
The worst part about being married is you no longer have dating stories to tell.
So suck it, Trebek, and join us as we look back at some of 's best recurring game show sketch has given us so many lasting gifts: Norm Macdonald's Burt Reynolds, Darrell Hammond's Sean Connery, Will Ferrell's exasperated and put-upon Alex Trebek, lots of double entendres, and, of course, the giant foam hat.
Trust co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to give us one of the edgiest game show parodies we've seen in years.
To be sure, these stories can be horrifying and sad as often as amusing.