The Norm MacDonald School of Acting

Norm said he could never care about acting: "My acting technique is I look in the mirror and I talk my script out and I emphasize one word. Real actors are different." Howard said he noticed as much during Norm's time on SNL: "When you were Burt Reynolds, you were Norm. And when you were Letterman, you were Norm. You were just in a wig or something." Norm nodded, saying Letterman actually contacted him after he first performed the impression--the pair struggled to maintain a conversation: "I'm very awkward with people but he's more [so]." Norm said Letterman liked the impression--and disparaged another, telling Norm: "Joe Piscopoe did an impression of me once and I didn't like it because he's not funny."