i disagree about Brian Posehn. He was good but not genius like Norm. Cloris Leachman was really funny as well. Norm did something nobody ever does. Not only is it awesome that his routine was entirely comprised of bad jokes but he was satirizing Saget’s material he used to do on America’s Funniest Home Videos.
“You have a lot of well-wishers here tonight, and a lot of people would like to throw you down one. A well. (Pause) They want to murder you in a well. Seems a little harsh, but apparently they want to murder you in a well.”
I have always thought Norm was above the bar in comedy. His performance on the roast proved it. If you really really didn’t get it and think it wasn’t funny, you really really don’t understand good comedy.
I know Bob appreciated it. He looked like he was going to break down once during the performance and once at the end when Norm was saying what a great guy he was.