Norm Macdonald tweets about Robin Williams

Robin Williams Norm Macdonald

 

A transcript of Norm Macdonald’s tweet from this morning, about meeting Robin Williams was the first time…

 

It was my first stand-up appearance on Letterman and I had to follow the funniest man in the world.

I was a punk kid from rural Ontario and I was in my dressing room, terrified.

I was on the phone to a friend back home when the funniest man in the world ambled by.

There was no one else on the floor. In shock, I told my friend who just walked by. Only the funniest man in the world.

I guess he heard me say his name, cause in an instant he was at my side.

He [acted like a] Jewish tailor, taking my measurements. He went down on his knees, [and] asked which way I dressed.

I told my friend on the phone that the funniest man in the world was on his knees before me, measuring my inseam.

My friend didn’t believe me so I said, “Could you talk to my friend, sir.

The funniest man in the world took the phone and for ten minutes took my friend’s Chinese food order!

I laughed and laughed and it was like I was in a dream because no one else was there. No one.

[He said] the place was out of Moo Shoo Pork, and there was nothing he could do about it!

He angrily hung up on my friend and I was about to thank him when he said I hadn’t even tried the jacket on.

Then the funniest man on earth dressed me, a complete stranger, and I remember he ended with a Windsor knot.

He spoke mostly Yiddish, but when he finished he was happy with his job and turned me to a mirror to present myself to me.

No one witnessed any of this. No one.

The funniest man alive was in my dressing room [for] a good half-hour and was far funnier than the set I had to do soon.

When he left my dressing room, I felt alone. As alone as I ever remember feeling.

Until today.

Unacceptable.  

 

RIP to a true original of the species.

 

Paul Millard 2014

Snarky Tuesday Paul Millard Drugs1

 

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