Norm Macdonald shared a few cheeky comments about fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Seth Meyers with HuffPost Live on Tuesday during a conversation about his new gig as a judge on "Last Comic Standing."
The backstory: After Eddie Murphy's weird appearance at February's 40th anniversary bash for "SNL" -- in which he spoke for about one minute and told no jokes -- Macdonald revealed on Twitter that Murphy was invited to play Bill Cosby in a "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch but ultimately declined because he was not comfortable with the gag amid rape allegations against Cosby. Later that month, Meyers said in an interview with Howard Stern that he "wouldn't have told" the story publicly because it's incumbent on "SNL" cast members to show discretion about "how much to give away" regarding what happens backstage.
So when Macdonald visited HuffPost Live on Tuesday, host Josh Zepps brought up the comments, which Macdonald had apparently not yet seen. Asked how he decides what to share in public, Macdonald gave a sardonic reply.
"I always think, 'What would Seth Meyers do?'" Macdonald said. "If you really want to be really funny, then that's what you want to do. You want to think, 'What would make Seth Meyers laugh?' That's how I live my life."
The comedian also shared a succinct review of Meyers' "Late Night" on NBC: "That's not something I would do."
Watch Norm Macdonald discuss Eddie Murphy and Seth Meyers in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.
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