SNL Slip-ups Everyone Kind of Forgot

Norm MacDonald

Controversial he may be, no one can deny Norm MacDonald’s immense story-telling prowess and ultra-dry sardonic wit. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live for over four years and was heavily credited for doing the sketch segment, Weekend Update. Some speculate that he was fired because of his frequent targeting of OJ Simpson during the segment, but he later revealed that it was an executive decision by NBC’s Don Ohlmeyer. Needless to say, he wasn’t a fan of the comedian’s humor.

After a year or so later, MacDonald was asked to come back and host SNL, and as you would expect of him, he took the offer and surely did not waste any time to roast the show. He immediately addressed the issue by saying that he got fired and was explicitly told that he wasn’t funny, but how come a year later, he was invited back to host? He realized that he didn’t get any funnier, but the show has gotten really bad.