Norm Crosby, the Master of Malaprops, is among the most recognized and widely quoted comedians in show business. For many years, Crosby has been one of the busiest in the "name" comedians in the nation's top nightclubs, theaters and casino showrooms, as well as on top television variety, talk, and game shows. Crosby also starred as himself in the comedy series "The Boys," which premiered to critical acclaim for the Showtime cable network in 1989.
While referring to Crosby as "an all-round powerhouse comedian," veteran syndicated television columnist Don Freeman said of "The Boys," "It is a crackerjack of a comedy series, a perfectly wonderful, remarkably successful show that touches both the heart and the funnybone."
Norm Crosby serves as Jerry Lewis' co-host on Jerry's annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, with Norm presiding over the show's national live remote segments from Los Angeles. Previously, Crosby has hosted TV talk shows, games shows, and variety and awards specials, as well as his own series, "Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop." Norm has been a heavy fundraiser and charity worker for such causes and organizations such as City of Hope, child abuse prevention, problems of the hearing impaired, and other worthwhile causes. In recognition of his achievements, both in comedy and as a humanitarian, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce installed the Norm Crosby "star" in Hollywood's Walk of Fame on February 24, 1982. At Norm's request, his star was placed between those of two of his all-time favorites, Jack Benny and Red Skeleton.