Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Norm Macdonald Has a Show

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Norm MacDonald Has a Show that plays out much like the wry comedian's joke structure -- longwinded and tangential -- but this time the payoff isn't worth audiences' patience.

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User Ratings: 43

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Air date: Sep 14, 2018
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Critic Reviews for Norm Macdonald Has a Show Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

If you're a Norm Macdonald fanatic, and there likely aren't very many of those, it's best to watch this show while you still can.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For fans of Macdonald's comedy, this will feel right in his wheelhouse. But it's hard to get away from the sense that Macdonald doesn't particularly care, and that he is its only intended audience.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

In the moments when it's disastrously bad, you wonder if that's the joke; given that Macdonald is notoriously adherent to anti-jokes and anti-stories as a conceit, it's at least a possibility.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if the question of how Macdonald got this show is easily answered, the question of why anyone outside he and his diehards fans should bother with it never is.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The Jane Fonda episode is, simply, one of my very favorite things that's happened on television this year.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Rambling talk show big on cursing, low on laughs.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

His recent media exploits have been unwatchable. His show offers just enough of a glimmer of why someone might want to keep watching.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The walls that often exist on late night are stripped away, but Norm Macdonald Has a Show still doesn't feel that radical.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Once the brouhaha subsides a bit, Netflix viewers will enjoy the opportunity to binge Macdonald in his natural habitat, as an apolitical comedian of the first rank.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hilarious, the guests are great, and it's a fun way to spend a half-hour or so.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Season 1

  • May 12, 2020
    Wonderfully compelling and underproduced, it's puns-meets-profundity. Norm has such humanity, so much sweetness, that his genuine interest into the guests' opinions makes these interviews engaging.
  • Apr 30, 2020
    These critics are idiots. They don't get it.
  • Mar 04, 2020
    It was great! Wish they'ed bring it back
  • Feb 29, 2020
    This show is way underrated... truly funny and unique. Regular talk shows bore me to tears... constantly selling products/movies in an uninspired fashion and telling jokes in a predictable way. This show is genuinely weird and funny. The audience scores are a bit high but the critics scores are abysmally low, so I imagine the audience scores might be a reaction to that. I'm sad that it bombed critically. Netflix should push this show more. It's certainly not for everyone but I think it would definitely find an audience if advertised well. Can't believe I'm only seeing it now.
  • Feb 04, 2020
    one of the last ones..
  • Jan 30, 2020
    Weird and not technically the best but there aren't really other shows like it because there's no one like Norm Macdonald. That's why people should see it.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    It was the best thing you could watch since NML. Nothing has touched it since.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Love me some Norm. He makes me smile.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Hilarious and insightful. Norm Macdonald has amazing chemistry with every single guest. Episodes with Drew Barrymore, Jane Fonda, and Michael Keaton are a must watch!
  • Sep 10, 2019
    I believe Norm Macdonald Live was the funniest show ever made. This is that, fed through a Netflix filter, that removes the funniest aspect of NML. Now it's just awkward conversations that drone on.

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