Netflix has made a concerted effort to diversify its programming in recent years, and that decision has included exploring talk show formats. One of the most recent prominent examples of this development is David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and now it looks like Norm Macdonald's recent podcasting exploits could potentially lead to him getting a talk show of his own on the streaming platform. During a recent Reddit AMA session, Macdonald explained:
I did my podcast in order to see if I could host a talk show. And I think I succeeded and have now been offered a talk show by Netflix. All the podcasts were rehearsals.
So if you are a fan of Norm Macdonald Live, then there's quite a bit to get excited about for the comedian's potential future projects. The podcast was a way of proving his ability to host a talk-oriented show, and the success of that endeavor seems to have opened up the possibility fo a full-blown Netflix-based talk show.
Now, before we all get too excited about the potential of a Norm Macdonald-fronted talk show on Netflix, it's worth mentioning that this is all very preliminary stuff that we're discussing. Elsewhere in the comedian's Reddit AMA session, he made a point to note that he is currently only in negotiations for the project. The show could indeed happen, but there are no guarantees at this stage of the game.
The idea of Norm Macdonald hosting a talk show makes quite a bit of sense when we look at some of the highlights of his career. In addition to his resume as an actor and a stand-up comedian, the Saturday Night Live alum also worked the Weekend Update desk for a number of years. Moreover, he has conducted numerous professional interviews over the years, including an instance last year in which he interviewed late night icon, David Letterman.
CinemaBlend will keep you up-to-date with more information related to the possibility of Norm Macdonald getting his talk show on Netflix as new details about the story become available to us. For now, you can take a look at our midseason premiere guide to see what shows are premiering over the next few months, and you can also listen to the most recent episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to hear what we have to say about the world of streaming content.