Norm Macdonald

United States, Canada
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7.6 /10
Based on 3 specials
Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 - September 14, 2021) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor and writer that was born and raised in Quebec City. Norm Macdonald started his stand-up comedy career in Ottawa, where he regularly performed at stand-up clubs like Yuk Yuk's. He was discovered when he performed at the 1986 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, after which the Montreal Gazette described him as "One of the country's hottest comics". A few years later, he was hired as a writer for the TV sitcom Roseanne where he worked for one season before quitting to join Saturday Night Live in 1993. At SNL, he was known for his impressions of people like Burt Reynold and Larry King and he was the host of the Weekend Update segment. Norm Macdonald was also known for his ridiculing of public figures like Micheal Jackson and O.J. Simpson which is believed to be one of the reasons he was removed from the show in 1998. After his work on SNL, he starred in various movies and throughout the 2000's and released his first stand-up special, Me Doing Stand-Up, in 2011. He started his podcast Norm Macdonald Live, together with co-host Adam Eget, in 2013 and released his second and final stand-up special on Netflix in 2017, called Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery. In 2018, he also released his new show, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, on Netflix. On September 14, 2021, Norm Macdonald died from cancer. He'd been diagnosed with leukemia nine years prior.


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