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10/20/2014 05:38 pm ET Updated Oct 20, 2014

Comedian Wyatt Cenac Explains How He Got Into A Physical Fight With Former SNL Cast Member Norm MacDonald

From the his role on "The Daily Show" to his new Netflix comedy special, comedian Wyatt Cenac is all about the jokes -- but that didn’t stop him from getting into a "physical altercation" with former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm MacDonald.

When the former "Daily Show" correspondent stopped by HuffPost Live on Monday, he told host Alyona Minkovski that as a 19-year-old intern at SNL, he was invited to join what should have been a friendly game of late-night soccer among co-workers in the hallways of the SNL studio. Cenac teamed up with Colin Quinn to play against Norm McDonald and Stephen Colbert, who was working as a writer on the show.

"And so we were playing and Norm, at the time, was trying to quit smoking, so I think he was a little more on edge, but we got into a little scrum over the ball," he said. "We were both kicking at the ball and I wound up clipping him in the shin. And he got really mad and he tried to throw me across the room. And so then I shoved him off of me and I was like, 'Get off of me' and then he shoved me back and we kind of got in a shoving match."

At that point, the altercation reached a stalemate. Cenac explained that neither of the two were willing to throw a punch.

"I didn't want to throw because I was an intern and I knew if I threw I’d get kicked out. And I think on his part he was like, 'Well, I don’t want to throw because if I throw, this kid will sue me and he’ll be the new president of NBC.'"

Watch the full HuffPost Live interview with comedian Wyatt Cenac here.

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