Pop Goes The News — Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald says political humour is “dull” and he thinks Bill Maher is “completely unfunny.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 51-year-old who grew up in Ottawa said he is bored by political humour because it’s “biased toward what the comedian thinks.”
Macdonald added: “Personally, I’d rather just read politics.”
He dismissed Maher, host of HBO’s Real Time, as “maybe the unfunniest person I’ve ever encountered that’s called a comedian.”
The Last Comic Standing judge also weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. “Well, all I know is that I’m going to make sure my kid has his Canadian citizenship,” he told THR.
But first, Macdonald seemed to compare Trump to Adolph Hitler.
“They say humour is the ray of light that illuminates the evil or whatever, but I was reading that in Germany and Hitler times, everybody was making fun of Hitler,” he explained. “Every cartoon was against Hitler, there were comedy troupes doing sketches about Hitler being an idiot with a stupid mustache and what a stupid little idiot he was.
“So anyway, there goes that theory about the power of comedy. It doesn’t work at all. That’s seriously how I feel about Trump. It sounds very cruel to say about a person.”
In the candid interview, Macdonald admitted he has pretended to be drunk so he could “get girls.”
He recalled: “I’d be in a bar and for some reason when you’re drunk, girls will put up with it if you try to grope them or whatever. I have used being a drunk to my advantage many times.”
Macdonald said he actually doesn’t drink or use drugs. “I guess I’m just naturally lazy and incoherent.”