Norm MacDonald Dies at 61

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  1. Amaris

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    He was fighting cancer, apparently, and didn't tell anyone else about it. I always thought he was just one of the funniest comedians, and it was said he was a "comedian's comedian," in that he made other comedians laugh with just the way he was.

    So I'm going to honor Norm with one of my favorite clips from SNL:



    Rest in peace, Norm.

    Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/n...80-99-weekend-update-anchor-was-61/ar-AAOrnmK
     
  2. marillion

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    Talk about coming out of left field. He will be greatly missed. Such a clever, funny man. I'm sorry he felt he had to deal with this, basically, alone.

    RIP
     
  3. E-DUB

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    Well, that sucks.
     
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  4. DonIago

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    This does suck. :/

    I probably most remember him as the voice of Death in the first such episode of Family Guy. I'm sure I caught him during his SNL stint as well, but I was too young to remember much of it at this point.
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

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    ^ The first voice of Death plus the voice of Yaphit on The Orville, among many roles including Little Chubby on My Name Is Earl. He really did the son of Burt Reynold's character justice on that one.
     
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  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Burt was a HUGE fan of Norm's impression of him on SNL. In fact Burt wanted to actually appear on the show - Norm would start out doing the Turd Ferguson thing, but then Burt would burst onto the set, kick Norm out, and start being an even bigger jerk.

    Norm was fired from the show before this could occur.
     
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  7. Kai "the spy"

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    So much of his humor was about his delivery rather than any punchline.
     
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  8. Random _Spock

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    RIP Norm Macdonald. :(
     
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  9. The Nth Doctor

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    Damn, this is a gut punch out of nowhere.

    Yet again, fuck cancer.

    Rest in peace, Norm. Keep everyone laughing.
     
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  10. Tenacity

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    Norm macDonald is dead ... or so the Germans would have us believe.
     
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  11. JirinPanthosa

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    That’s sad. In the 90s he was the only funny thing about SNL and got fired for it.

    Since then it seemed he never really found something for him. His sitcom I loved it the first year then they randomly reset the finale for no reason and it was stupid after. Nobody gave him a real chance to be himself.
     
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  12. JirinPanthosa

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    They exacted David Hasselhoff’s revenge. Out of their undying love for him.
     
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  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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    “My wife dresses up like a nurse. Then I dress up like a nurse also. And then, we don’t even have sex. We just sit behind this huge, semicircular wooden desk and get annoyed when people buzz us for juice.” :guffaw:
     
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  14. Amaris

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    Another classic:

     
  15. Mr. Adventure

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    Some deaths are more surreal than others, it definitely feels weird reading this. RIP Turd Ferguson.
     
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  16. J.T.B.

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    I heard Norm say in some interview that he didn't care about getting applause, because that was a voluntary sign of approval or agreement. Whereas laughter was totally involuntary; getting laughs out of people really meant something to him. That really made an impression on me, especially when the Letterman show audience and others started applauding after every joke. But one time at a Norm MacDonald show, I was laughing so hard I could barely breathe. As he went even further into the joke, I had nowhere to go, I couldn't make a sound. And then I was clapping. Totally involuntary.
     
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  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    35 minutes of Norm shitting on OJ Simpson:

     
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  18. E-DUB

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    I blame Frank Stallone.
     
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    May he rest in piece. He was one of the first Western comedians that i found funny. His death is a shock to me.
     
  20. Kai "the spy"

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