It’s a tragic day within the comedy world right this moment (September 14), as Norm Macdonald, stand-up legend, SNL alum, and comedy icon, has died following a non-public decade-long battle with most cancers. He was 61.
The heartbreaking information of Macdonald’s passing got here earlier this afternoon via Deadline, and unfold rapidly, as artists from everywhere in the leisure world took a second to pay their respects to a real good friend, artist, and author.
“I’m completely devastated about Norm Macdonald,” tweeted fellow comedian and frequent host to Macdonald, Conan O’Brien. “Norm had probably the most distinctive comedic voice I’ve ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly humorous. I’ll by no means chortle that arduous once more. I’m so unhappy for all of us right this moment.”
“Norm Macdonald was sensible and I by no means missed an opportunity to catch him,” added KISS frontman and guitarist Paul Stanley in his personal assertion. “So sensible, fast and at all times sharply related. A tragic day and a giant loss to many. RIP.”
The outpouring of tributes to Macdonald haven’t solely represented the shockwave that has rippled amongst followers and associates alike, but in addition the far-reaching affect and friendship that, each on and off the stage, he bestowed upon droves of public figures who had the pleasure of working with him.
“Norm was an excellent expertise, and I cherished laughing with him on SNL,” tweeted Senator Bob Dole, who Macdonald famously impersonated over the course of his five-year tenure on Saturday Night time Stay. “*Bob Dole* will miss Norm Macdonald.”
Most just lately, Macdonald may very well be seen because the host of his YouTube interview collection Quarantined, which had a brief five-episode run in 2020, in addition to Norm Macdonald Has a Present on Netflix, which ran for 10 episodes in 2018. He additionally launched his newest and sadly, his closing stand-up particular, Hitler’s Canine, Gossip & Trickery, which was recorded at The Wilbur, a yr prior in 2017.
There’s no exaggeration in saying that Macdonald was an icon in comedy. Not solely was he one of the crucial constant and related comedians all through the years, from stand-up phases everywhere in the world to the Weekend Replace desk and past, however he additionally confirmed — with unmatched knowledgeable precision — that you could be edgy, truthful, honest, and simply downright humorous with out destroying a topic (apart from OJ Simpson) for the sake of guffaws.
The void left because of Macdonald’s passing is definitely insurmountable, however his pure love of jokes and dangerously sensible joke writing, and his penchant for having the quickest thoughts within the room shall stay and reside on all through the comedy scene, in his reminiscence. Relaxation In Peace, Norm.
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