Moth, man, you're trouble...
Concerning the moth joke: We were taught in French class in high school in 1971 that this is a shaggy dog joke. We learned almost nothing about French.
I like how he just carries on with it forever and then just delivers a killer punchline. It was worth it. 😆😆😆🤣
I Love Conan! I really do. Norm too, mostly!
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i love how norm could take an elementary 10 second joke, and really make it his own
Norm looks like he's either high or being held at gunpoint lmao
So here's the thing I didn't want to laugh at that joke I knew what the punchline was But I still laughed That's the magic of Norm
Rest in paradise
Norm was one of the greatest one of a kind comedians ever. He will be missed.
Yeah if ya go there early
I would totally watch Ice Road Toll Booth Operator 😝. RIP Mr MacDonald
That fake laugh from onion face is pathetic,,,,
Some people tell jokes while others perform, there are those who are funny and then there was Norm.
Truly, when it comes to Norm Macdonald's jokes, the journey is in the journey.
It's funny for so many reasons. It's like an anti joke but it's still funny. A long anecdote for a quick punch line.
That is funny every time.
Yea if you go there early
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Knowing Norm I'm amazed there was an actual punchline.
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he was truly influenced by russian literature
This joke was originally told by Jonathan Winters on the Johnny Carson show and was told as a short joke. Just the intro with the moth stating "Im depresseed"...Doctor says "you need a psychologist why did you come in here"... "because the light was on". It was a short joke with an antiquated but humerous punchline. What Norm did to this joke was a demonstration of comedic genius. Norm made this punchline about 10x funnier.
yeah if u go there early...
He was great..I missed that dude.
4:58 Is Norm MacDonald playing up his Canadian accent here, or am I just noticing it more with the snow and the trapper hat (had to look up what it's called)?
Norm's material has been getting a little dry lately. It's like he has nothing new to say. Because he's dead.
Most people can’t wait to get awkward silence over with, Norm MacDonald couldn’t wait to get in it
So, Norm What 😐
We miss you Norm!!!! RIP!!
That driver tells one hell of a joke
Not only did he pull off this single greatest moment in talk show history, but also saved the next segment with that god awful guy who was showing pictures of a farm.
Wishing I didn't search Norm Macdonald now.
I just love how Conan knows there's still so much to go when he first starts nodding. God I miss norm and Conan together already
That last five seconds is gold lmao
Norm was a serious connoiseur of Russian 19th century literature. This joke is his take on The Death of Ivan Iliych by Tolstoy. The 12 minute joke is a take on Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. Of all recent deaths of celebrities his hurt me the most. This kind of talent is rare af.
Happy Birthday legend
I'm seeing that the Moth Joke follows the same exact structure as The Aristocrats joke: Quick intro, same dead punchline, and everything in between is completely up to the person telling it. You don't need to see Gregory Olinovich.
Norm is a genius. His time studying at The University of Science really shows.
I love that slow burn
RIP Norm! I just hope your legacy continues to spread, just like your cancer.
Speak ill of the dead...
I watched this video and had a good laugh. Then, I went downstairs to make some tea. I was making my tea in the kitchen, alone, when I suddenly burst out laughing again at the absolute ridiculousness of Ice Road Tollbooth Operator. Norm was ingeniously funny! 😆
I love how all Norm's "joke" titled videos are around 5 minutes long
It doesn't get better than this
I'm new to Norm (UK). I've been telling a three-line version of the moth gag for years without realising where it came from. I think I know which version's better.
The childlike glee that is so evident on his face when he speaks of malaise and cowardice being the only thing keeping him from suicide.
I was just introducing my wife to Norm's humor by showing her some of his videos on YT, and then he passed away. We're both going to miss you Norm!
Context: Conan wanted another segment with Norm, he agreed thinking it was only a mere 20 seconds, but instead it was 7 minutes. He borrowed this joke from another comic and improvised to make up the time. Thus another legendary Norm Macdonald appearance.
Pure brilliance - RIP
This is the perfect joke
“Cause the light was on” classic😂😂😂😂
loss of an absolute legend
WHY am I just getting into Norm 😞
"Old chunk of coal" :'D
This is no disrespect to the comics that came before Norm but it does seem like he was just a step above all of them.
We lost two deadpan humorists this year, Norm Macdonald and Charles Grodin. Each could take a funny 'one-liner' and stretch it into a hilarious short story. That's a rare talent.
Looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger here
too funny. seems like he makes the joke up on the go
I would have lost it if Norm started telling the moth joke at the toll booth
Only norm could make a joke like that funny
RIP Norm Macdonald. Genius comedic voice and this joke 100% encapsulates every facet of his brilliance. His ability to pull in and out of dark to light without effort and the pure delight on his face when he delivers the punchline. Love this guy. My favorite was growing up and watching him destroy OJ Simpson on SNL.
I didn't even know he was sick