LOS ANGELES – Jan. 10, 2014 – During an exclusive interview on AXS TV’S TOM GREEN LIVE with host Tom Green, Norm Macdonald revealed that after his firing from “Saturday Night Live” he found out he was also rejected as the host of “The Late Late Show,” a job Macdonald never even knew he was up for. Macdonald said that Rob Burnett, executive producer of “The Late Show With David Letterman,” told him that David Letterman fought to have him host the show, but Les Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO, preferred Craig Kilborn instead.
Watch Macdonald relive this surprising moment here: bit.ly/1gnCow1
During the lively interview, Green also asked Macdonald about his comedic fixation on death and why he discusses it so much in his stand-up. Macdonald responded, going into depth about his comedy and explained how inspiration from his friend the late Sam Kinison brought his jokes from dogs to death.
Watch Macdonald’s insightful response here: bit.ly/19hfwPT
Next week on TOM GREEN LIVE: The interviewer will become the interviewee, as Dan Rather sits down with Green for a one-of-a-kind, hour-long interview live on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on AXS TV.
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