This is a legendary moment in recent comedy history. The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget. Norm MacDonald was asked to do it. Norm loves Saget, who directed his movie “Dirty Work.” Norm hates roasts. Someone had explained to him the key is just to be as outrageous as possible. So he does the opposite. He gets out an old book of jokes and reads directly from it, while cringey awkwardness ensues.
It’s subversively, diabolically genius. And only someone who gives so few fucks as him could’ve pulled it off without ever breaking or explaining the bit. As a bonus, here’s Bill Burr, Bert Kreischer and Saget talking about the moment and what a gift to comedy Norm MacDonald is.