Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies of Cancer At 61
Norm Macdonald, the deadpan comedian, actor, writer, and “Saturday Night Live” star, died at the age of 61 after a long battle with cancer. For nearly a decade, Macdonald battled the sickness alone. Norm was a one-of-a-kind comedian who characterized American wit with candor and bluntness! Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart, Ron Funches, and Jim Gaffigan were among the comedians who paid tribute to Macdonald on social media, calling him “one of the finest comedians to have ever lived.”
Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 1959, Macdonald started his career as a standup comedian who worked the Ottawa club circuit before expanding out to clubs across Canada. Then he quickly became famous for his deadpan style and sardonic delivery.
In 1987, he had the opportunity to perform at the “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Los Angeles. The first taste of LA left a deep impression and Macdonald moved to the city, intending to enter Hollywood.
In 1992, he was hired to write for Roseanne. In 1993, he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” and the following year, he began his illustrious tenure as “Weekend Update” anchor, which lasted until early 1998, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn. As the anchor of this show, Macdonald hit his stride. During his five-year tenure on the show, Macdonald was noted for his dry wit, non-sequiturs, and impressions of Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino, and others.
With his signature droll manner, Macdonald praised former superstar Michael Jackson and former soccer star and actor O.J. Simpson during his latter’s murder trial. Macdonald’s departure from the show was controversial. He later revealed he was under pressure by network executives to stop the implosion of Simpson, who was finally acquitted, as a murderer, and that he assumed he had been fired from the show because he refused to stop.
After leaving SNL in 1998, Macdonald starred in his own comedy series, Norm, from 1999-2001, playing a goofball former pro hockey player who is caught cheating on his taxes and gambling and sentenced to serve as a New York City social worker.
He also appeared in films such as “The People vs. Larry Flynt”, “Dr. Dolittle 2” and “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.”
He also had his own talk show, titled “Norm Macdonald Has a Show”, on Netflix. However, in 2018, the show was overshadowed by comments he made to protect his friend Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr, both of whom have been embroiled in controversy, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He later apologized.
Macdonald also had periodic roles on Netflix’s Girl Boss from 2010-18 on ABC’s The Middle, in which he acted the rudderless Rusty Heck, oddball brother to Neil Flynn’s Mike Heck.
He had a lot of guest TV credits include:
- My Name Is Earl
- Real Rob
- The Drew Carey Show
- The Larry Sanders Show
In addition, he dubbed his voice to animated projects including:
- Mike Tyson Mysteries
- The Orville
- Fairly OddParents
- Dr. Dolittle
- The video game Skylanders Academy
Macdonald also turned up on the 2015 Canadian sketch comedy series Sunnyside and was a judge on Last Comic Standing that same year.
Macdonald appeared in a broad variety of movies including:
- Grown Ups
- The Ridiculous Six
- Dirty Work
- Funny People
- Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, the Dr. Dolittle film trilogy
- Jack and Jill
- The Animal
- The People vs. Larry Flynt and Billy Madison
He also released several comedy albums including:
- Me Doing Standup (2011)
- Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery (2017)
- Ridiculous (1996)
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