Ladies and Gentlemen, Mark Normand! Queef.

The first time you hear Mark Normand perform stand-up, you’ll probably think to yourself, “Why the hell is this guy speaking like a 1940’s sportscaster? Is that really his voice? Is he playing a character?” The answer is I don’t know, yes it is, and kind of, because Mark Normand himself is a character.

Introduced to me through the Joe Rogan Experience, Mark Normand had me laughing throughout the entire podcast. He spoke of his insane childhood in New Orleans, moving to New York to pursue a career in comedy, and the ups and downs of heavy drinking.

Mark’s style is interesting to say the least. He has a variety of one-liners, stories, and random obscenities. He speaks openly about everyone, (Jews!) sometimes to the point where he feels obligated to remind listeners that these are just jokes, and not to take them seriously. His laugh-along demeanor makes it that much easier to laugh at the absurd, comical, and ingenious jokes. Mark is just having a great time and wants everyone else to have a great time too.

Mark regularly appears on late night talk shows, doing five minute sets; something many comedians hate doing. But Mark’s comfort in the uncomfortable allows him to take his jokes, which are not conducive to the stringent guidelines of mainstream TV shows, and rework them to fit what the executives will allow. To Mark, it’s a rewarding endeavor, one that he openly admits is a verification that he belongs in the stand-up comedy world.

Sometimes Mark Normand’s quirky personality and unexpected remarks can catch talk show hosts and interviewers off guard, as they are not usually subjected to guest like him. He is especially lethal on morning shows, which produces some of his best work. The hosts tend to not do much homework on their guests, so Mark can easily answer their silly questions however he wants and throw them completely off their game.

Mark has two comedy specials, Still Got It and Don’t be Yourself. Both highlight his unique style and delivery as well as giving viewers/listeners a healthy dose of the topics and content that he likes to bring to the table. 

For an even more in-depth look at Mark Normand’s style check out Tuesdays with Stories!, a podcast co-hosted by Mark and fellow comedian Joe List. Filled with off-the-cuff comments, trivial rants, and all sorts of insane hilarity, TwS! provides a weekly long-form helping of the Mark Normand comedy stew.  

You can find Mark Normand’s comedy on YouTube and streaming platforms like Spotify.

Tuesdays with Stories! is available on Soundcloud, Apple, and several other podcast streaming sources. 

Follow him on Twitter for a daily dose of the Mark Normand treatment: https://twitter.com/marknorm

And check out our favourite clip of Mark from morning show, New Day Cleveland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkpR-dOxDog

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