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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