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Mark Normand’s episode of The Half Hour airs tonight at 12a/11c.
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Taping The Special
Mark Normand: Great room, great crowd. My only beef is that the warm-up guy, they were crunched for time and the warm-up guy only did two and a half minutes!
Rachel Feinstein: I think they shortened [the opener’s set]. I like that guy, Andy Woodhull, I think he’s funny. Hopefully he gets a special one of these days, because I think he’s really talented.
Mark Normand: I told him, “Dude, I’ll give you some money!” Backstage I was just like, “Fuck the crew! I gotta have a warmed up crowd here!” My first couple jokes I had to really get the crowd into it.
By the third minute I was good to go, but it was touchy for the first three.
Ron Funches: I remember doing it and getting off stage and thinking I’d only done like 10 minutes because it just went by so quickly. It was really fun. It was one of my favorite performances probably.
Chris Gethard: I tried to stay super focused day of. I went and watched a bunch of the tapings in the days before mine to kind of get the lay of the land and have a sense of how to handle things. I saw how some other people handled some missed cues and things like that, so I knew how I’d handle things if I misspoke or if there were glitches.
Kurt Braunohler: You hear nightmare stories and I was just really lucky. The crowd was incredibly warm, it was the ideal situation for recording a special.
There was never a moment [during the taping] where I was like “Oh that didn’t work that great.” It was more than I expected. And so that’s exactly the place you want to be at.
Fortune Feimster: I feel like the audience and I had a nice little friendship that happened in 30 minutes. It was cool.