The truth behind Macdonald’s Based on a True Story

I just read Norm Macdonald’s memoir “Based on a True Story.” Read every word of it. Cover to cover. Could not put it down. Actually, no, I’m half-way through it, but if Macdonald can stretch the truth, so can I. He’s fudged his age for so many years I’m not sure even he knows exactly… Read on



Norm dishes Candy to happy film and TV crowd

They should always have been called The Candys, dammit. Redesign the trophy, lose the ice scraper look, give us a bust of the guy with the snake on his face. Long live The Candys. Sunday night in Toronto, the 4th annual Canadian Screen Awards was a rather straight ahead affair. The Sony Centre was well… Read on


Norm Macdonald sticks to the Sunnyside on City

When I spoke with Norm Macdonald this summer in Montreal at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, he was quite happy to talk about Sunnyside. The all-Canadian comedy returns Sunday at 8 p.m. on City with the first of several brand new episodes. Shot in Winnipeg and co-created by Dan Redican and Gary Pearson, Sunnyside, like… Read on


This week on SiriusXM: thank you Colonel (Norm)

On Monday, Arlene Bynon asks about the news that Tracy Morgan will return to Saturday Night Live. He’s scheduled to host Oct. 17, following the 41st season opener with Miley Cyrus Oct. 3 and Amy Schumer Oct. 10. Morgan, of course, suffered serious head injuries in a terrible car accident in June of 2014. The… Read on



Retweet this: Norm Macdonald is the Mark Twain of Twitter

A few weeks ago when I was in Montreal for Just for Laughs I caught up with Norm Macdonald. The 51-year-old comedian has long been a favourite of mine, dating back to his days as Saturday Night Live‘s most fearless Weekend Update anchor. Twenty years ago, Macdonald knew the next shot he took at O.J. Simpson… Read on