E036 - Big Norm (Comedian/Vocalist/Chef)


As a stand-up comedian, singer/songwriter, TV host and chef, Norm Alconcel, aka “Big Norm”, is a man of many talents.

Drawing inspiration from his Filipino and hip hop roots, his comedy routine offers hilarious observations about race relations, multiculturalism, and pop-culture.

We sat down with Big Norm to discuss what his favourite R&B singers and culinary dishes have in common, why he's quick to shut down the cultural appropriation accusations against Bruno Mars, and how a recent trip to Taiwan inspired him to write a one-man show.


Spotify Playlist

Featuring: Runnin' At the Mouth, Bruno Mars, Damian Marley, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, All-4-One, The Notorious B.I.G., Jodeci, Dru Hill, H-Town, Nas, AZ, Olu Dara, Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Cappadonna, RZA, The Roots, Black Star, Ludacris, T.I. Big Boi, and Phantogram.


Further Listening

Jeff Woo