Norm Crosby

Norm Crosby

About Norm Crosby

Norm Crosby (born September 15, 1927) is an American comedian sometimes associated with the Borscht Belt who often appeared on television in the 1970s. He is known for his use of malapropisms and is often called The Master of Malaprop. He was born in Boston. Crosby went solo as a standup comedian, adopting a friendly, blue collar, guy-next-door attitude in the 1950s. Norm Crosby refined his standup monologues by interpolating malapropisms. In 1968, he co-starred on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, an NBC-TV summer series. In 1974, he co-hosted a Canadian variety television series, Everything Goes. From 1978 to 1981, Crosby hosted the nationally syndicated series, The Comedy Shop, aka Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop.

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