It was the kind of place where Macdonald was both unlikely to be noticed and virtually guaranteed to be the most famous person there.
Macdonald used to linger after his nightclub performances to talk to fans, he explained, but the stalker made him stop.
He is something like a comedy ascetic, demanding a purity that temporal jokes cannot achieve.
He seems vital and transgressive again, but pushing 60, he also seems tragic.
idway through his third orange Fanta, in the course of explaining why he doesn’t talk to strangers anymore, Norm Macdonald told the story of one of his stalkers.