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Comedian Norm Macdonald Talks About a Missed Career Opportunity After Infamous SNL Firing on AXS TV's 'TOM GREEN LIVE'

Plus, Insight Into How Macdonald Developed His Comedic Style

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During an exclusive interview on AXS TV'S TOM GREEN LIVE with host Tom Green, Norm Macdonald revealed that after his firing from "Saturday Night Live" he found out he was also rejected as the host of "The Late Late Show," a job Macdonald never even knew he was up for. Macdonald said that Rob Burnett, executive producer of "The Late Show With David Letterman," told him that David Letterman fought to have him host the show, but Les Moonves, CBS Corp. president and CEO, preferred Craig Kilborn instead.

Watch Macdonald relive this surprising moment here: bit.ly/1gnCow1

During the lively interview, Green also asked Macdonald about his comedic fixation on death and why he discusses it so much in his stand-up. Macdonald responded, going into depth about his comedy and explained how inspiration from his friend the late Sam Kinison brought his jokes from dogs to death.

Watch Macdonald's insightful response here: bit.ly/19hfwPT

Next week on TOM GREEN LIVE: The interviewer will become the interviewee, as Dan Rather sits down with Green for a one-of-a-kind, hour-long interview live on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on AXS TV.

ABOUT TOM GREEN LIVE

TOM GREEN LIVE airs every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) as a part of the network's Thursday comedy block. TOM GREEN LIVE is produced by Tom Green Studios with executive producers Tom Green and John Schneider.

ABOUT AXS TV

AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today's top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is widely distributed to U.S. cable subscribers and is also carried in Canada and the Caribbean.  For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram Tumblr  and YouTube.

SOURCE AXS TV

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