Remembering Norm MacDonald's infamous 1998 ESPY monologue


Comedian Norm MacDonald passed away on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer.

The former “SNL” star was famous for such bits like Weekend Update and portraying Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy.

But MacDonald is also a somewhat infamous figure within the realm of sports.

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ESPN asked the comedian to host the ESPY Awards in 1998 — the sixth year the network aired the award show for professional athletes.

But ESPN did not realize just how risqué its choice of MacDonald would be.

MacDonald delivered a nine-minute opening monologue that was arguably, perhaps undoubtedly, the edgiest and most politically incorrect thing ESPN has ever aired.