Norm Macdonald took to Twitter late last night and delivered a lengthy but enlightening missive about the nature of creativity in comedy, the unfair reputation of comedians who are called "difficult" and "crazy," and his brief stint as a writer for Roseanne from 1992-1993. Here's an excerpt from what Macdonald had to say:
When the show ended, the Harvard boys went to other shows and were paid millions. After all, they had written Roseanne. Sort of. And Roseanne went away. She may have wanted to. I don’t know. But I do know what she was called. 'Difficult.' 'Crazy' even. These are words that are dismissive and can torpedo [...]
In chronological order as they appear in the Miami New Times.
"Marlene was convinced her daughter could avoid schizophrenia only if she became an extreme extrovert."
"At the Playboy mansion, Victoria stood on her head and recited poetry while half-naked Bunnies looked at her quizzically."
"There she lost her virginity to the fire-eater."*
"'If I don't marry him, God will say, 'She's a slut.""
"When Victoria left audiocassette box sets of the Bible in each [SNL] castmate's mail slot for Christmas, they were angrily returned."
"One year later, [Victoria's husband] used a shotgun to obliterate a pit bull that was attacking his partner."
"'It's OK to be a [...]