The lesson Norm MacDonald learned from Steve Martin

From Normcore: Norm MacDonald's Quest to Host 'The Late Late Show':

The one thing you don't want to do is say, "I'm going to be different than anyone else — I'm wearing jeans!"...Steve Martin told me when he started out he was dressed as a hippie, and that shocked me. He was like, "Well, I was doing avant-garde stuff. Then suddenly I realized avant-garde comes out better from a guy in a white suit." I thought that's pretty fucking smart.


People laugh at odd combos. High-low, skinny-fat, smart-dumb. Comedy is in the contrast.

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