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(Onion AV Club)   You know what sucks? Cancer. You know what else sucks? You guessed it: Frank Stallone   (avclub.com) divider line
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2021-09-14 6:31:45 PM  

wax_on: Ah bummer. Norm had a view on the world that was definitely skewed. It was sad that after SNL people seemed to like to dunk on him and say he was unfunny. It's good that in his later years collective wisdom came around to see him as the genius that he was.


I must have no taste, because I've never found him funny.  Don't hate him or anything, just... don't find him amusing.
 
2021-09-14 6:39:31 PM  

fsbilly: And yet, Dennis Miller lives.


The true Dennis Miller died on Sept 11 2001. I'm fairly sure Rupert Murdoch replaced him with a brainwashed clone.
 
2021-09-14 6:40:52 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: wax_on: Ah bummer. Norm had a view on the world that was definitely skewed. It was sad that after SNL people seemed to like to dunk on him and say he was unfunny. It's good that in his later years collective wisdom came around to see him as the genius that he was.

I must have no taste, because I've never found him funny.  Don't hate him or anything, just... don't find him amusing.


Username checks out.
 
2021-09-14 6:41:44 PM  

jclaggett: Wolf892: First Trever Moore and now Norm... Who's next, Pete Davidson?

Let's go for Jim Breuer.

He's an SNL alum. And now an asshat cancelling his shoes at any venue that requires vaccination proof or a negative test.

Yeah...I has to look the name up. He was Brian in Half Baked (the one that bought Jerry Garcia's ashes)


No shirts
No shoes
No dice!!!
 
2021-09-14 6:44:51 PM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: If Frank Stallone had any class, he'd put out a nice RIP message.

Don't besmirch the good name of Frank Stallone!

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Ah - I missed that.  Frank Stallone does have class, then.
 
2021-09-14 6:46:33 PM  
SNL should have frank Stallone do the next weekend update.
 
2021-09-14 6:47:55 PM  

fatalvenom: How in the hell did this not get posted yet?!?!?

[YouTube video: Norm MacDonald Eviscerates ESPN Awards Show (1998)]

RIP


Best ESPY's ever!

Loved it when Will Farrell came out as Harry Caray and he pissed off Ken Griffey Jr. with a joke.  Lighten up, Ken.

Norm Macdonald with Will Ferrell Harry Caray
Youtube WMGWOyo28qI
 
2021-09-14 6:48:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: If Frank Stallone had any class, he'd put out a nice RIP message.

Don't besmirch the good name of Frank Stallone!

[Fark user image 850x546]

via Instagram

Ah - I missed that.  Frank Stallone does have class, then.


That was pure class.

Well played, Mr. Stallone.
 
2021-09-14 6:50:21 PM  
Loved Norm McDonald!  Hate to see him leave this mortal coil.

And yet some orange fartbags live on.  There is no justice.
 
2021-09-14 6:50:22 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ah - I missed that.  Frank Stallone does have class, then.


I figured he'd say something. I remember a blurb from EW back in the 90's when they asked him about the SNL Weekend Update and he said something along the lines of "I don't know why he chose me, but it's funny." He probably appreciated the free publicity compared to his more famous brother.
 
2021-09-14 6:51:48 PM  
Still one of the funniest, ballsiest lines Norm ever said and likely got him fired from SNL. At the ESPYs:


Norm MacDonald - My favorite Norm MacDonald moment
Youtube c9EsIFBs26o
 
2021-09-14 6:52:09 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: I liked how he started getting really old timey with his jokes later in his career. This clip is basically a tribute to old time comedians:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/L7K-kael​QEs]


this killed me
 
2021-09-14 6:54:07 PM  

Badmoodman: Still one of the funniest, ballsiest lines Norm ever said and likely got him fired from SNL. At the ESPYs:


[YouTube video: Norm MacDonald - My favorite Norm MacDonald moment]


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahha

BRUUUUUUUTAL!
 
2021-09-14 6:57:25 PM  

Magnanimous_J: That really sucks. He was always one of my favorites.

"You fellas have a lot of growing up to do, I can tell you that. Ridiculous!"


That was such a funny scene.
 
2021-09-14 6:58:22 PM  
Norm was on 'The Daily Show' about ten days after Steve Irwin died and only he could joke about it and be funny.
 
2021-09-14 7:03:55 PM  

The_Sponge: fatalvenom: How in the hell did this not get posted yet?!?!?

[YouTube video: Norm MacDonald Eviscerates ESPN Awards Show (1998)]

RIP

Best ESPY's ever!

Loved it when Will Farrell came out as Harry Caray and he pissed off Ken Griffey Jr. with a joke.  Lighten up, Ken.

[YouTube video: Norm Macdonald with Will Ferrell Harry Caray]


Wow, it's rare you see someone as tall as Will there...
 
2021-09-14 7:03:59 PM  
R.I.P. Funny man.

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2021-09-14 7:08:14 PM  

real_headhoncho: Norm made being an ass funny.

He was a funny ass.

Unlike the posters in the politics tab.

They aren't funny.

They are just asses.


Oh yeah? Well, this is your face.

See it there?

It's like an ass, on your face.

That's what you get.
 
2021-09-14 7:08:24 PM  
There's gonna be an epic impromptu wake tonight for Norm at the Comedy Store and every other stand up venue.
 
2021-09-14 7:12:26 PM  
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2021-09-14 7:12:35 PM  
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2021-09-14 7:13:14 PM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: Ah - I missed that.  Frank Stallone does have class, then.

I figured he'd say something. I remember a blurb from EW back in the 90's when they asked him about the SNL Weekend Update and he said something along the lines of "I don't know why he chose me, but it's funny." He probably appreciated the free publicity compared to his more famous brother.


He's got a brother?
 
2021-09-14 7:13:42 PM  
Just more proof that you should always try to see your favorite comedians when they're in town, you never know how many times they have left.

This pushed me into getting tickets for Kyle Kinane next month.
 
2021-09-14 7:15:51 PM  
Don't know how many times this has been posted, and I don't care. It's one of the greatest goddamn things ever, and deserves to be watched repeatedly.

Norm Macdonald & Courtney Thorne-Smith | Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Youtube bKmadR4Ye54
 
2021-09-14 7:16:49 PM  

Subtonic: He's got a brother?


Yeah, his name's Michael.
 
2021-09-14 7:17:10 PM  
Goddammit, this makes me so sad.

Also, subby, you jerk made me laugh.
 
2021-09-14 7:17:31 PM  
Norm Macdonald Tells The Most Convoluted Joke Ever - CONAN on TBS
Youtube n3LMSflEN54
 
2021-09-14 7:22:01 PM  

phimuskapsi: TheraTx: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/lL0WayC7​jW0]

That whole interview is worth a watch, and if you are looking for it, it's "Norm macdonald conan 1997". 

RIP funny man.

His Bob Saget Roast Appearance was awesome as well.

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I love that the audience is lost and the comedians are dying over what he's doing.
 
2021-09-14 7:22:43 PM  
This really sucks. fark Cancer. RIP
 
2021-09-14 7:25:23 PM  
Norm Macdonald - 12-Minute Joke
Youtube QYvVMmV7khM


Best comedian I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of comedians. Nobody could weave together a joke as long and meandering as Norm could and he always tied it together into a nice little package. The man was brilliant he might have been the smartest comedian to ever step on a stage but he always played it as if he was dumb until he dropped the punchline. It always bugged me that people just knew him from SNL as if that was his best work as far as comics go he was hands down one of the greats.
 
2021-09-14 7:27:05 PM  

HoratioGates: R.I.P. Funny man.

[static.independent.co.uk image 850x628]


Is that David Spade?
 
2021-09-14 7:31:05 PM  
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Bob Dole probably didn't write that by hand, but Bob Dole certainly meant it.
 
2021-09-14 7:32:51 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Is that David Spade?


I don't know what you are talking about.  That is clearly Kurt McDonald.  :)

(Yes, it's Spade... no, it wasn't a mistake, just an artist being weird.)
 
2021-09-14 7:34:51 PM  
I'm sure it's been said but he almost killed John Stewart with his Crocodile Hunter bit.  Thanks for making me laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME I needed it.  Which is often.
 
2021-09-14 7:37:06 PM  
Goddammit. Fark cancer.
/I'm a moth
 
2021-09-14 7:38:29 PM  

BKITU: I love that the audience is lost and the comedians are dying over what he's doing.


At first they are all confused, but then they can't hold it together. It took me a sec the first time I ever saw it. 

It's also a bit of a sideways satire towards Saget, who is exceptionally dirty, to tell completely clean jokes.
 
2021-09-14 7:41:05 PM  

Lsherm: [Fark user image 631x1091]

Bob Dole probably didn't write that by hand, but Bob Dole certainly meant it.


You're dogging someone with one working arm for not doing things by hand?

Not cool.
 
2021-09-14 7:41:33 PM  
fark me in the feels, rest in peace you funny bastard.
 
2021-09-14 7:42:59 PM  
Dirty Work was one of Norm's best projects ever.

Dirty Work (7/12) Movie CLIP - Smells Like Fish (1998) HD
Youtube OG9EDE_bnws
 
2021-09-14 7:43:10 PM  
I didn't see it but I might have missed it, here's Norm's take on cancer.

Courageous Battle
Youtube NMRd-n_s4c8
 
2021-09-14 7:46:08 PM  
There are few comedians who just have the right choice for comedy.
Dave Attell, Steve Martin.
Norm just had a sound in his voice that you knew was funny.
 
2021-09-14 7:48:34 PM  

Subtonic: Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: Ah - I missed that.  Frank Stallone does have class, then.

I figured he'd say something. I remember a blurb from EW back in the 90's when they asked him about the SNL Weekend Update and he said something along the lines of "I don't know why he chose me, but it's funny." He probably appreciated the free publicity compared to his more famous brother.

He's got a brother?


Yep! On 9-11, Norm took to the NYC streets, trudging through the blood and bone searching for him. He was in Northern Canada.
 
2021-09-14 7:49:57 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: [Fark user image 425x273]


Never get into your deathbed. Those things will kill you.
 
2021-09-14 7:50:56 PM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: If Frank Stallone had any class, he'd put out a nice RIP message.

Don't besmirch the good name of Frank Stallone!

[Fark user image 850x546]

via Instagram


heck, that was kind of him. i have to move frank up a notch from 'sucks' to 'ok, fine'.
 
2021-09-14 7:55:02 PM  

RTOGUY: [YouTube video: Norm Macdonald - 12-Minute Joke]

Best comedian I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of comedians. Nobody could weave together a joke as long and meandering as Norm could and he always tied it together into a nice little package. The man was brilliant he might have been the smartest comedian to ever step on a stage but he always played it as if he was dumb until he dropped the punchline. It always bugged me that people just knew him from SNL as if that was his best work as far as comics go he was hands down one of the greats.


Now my face hurts.
 
2021-09-14 7:57:41 PM  
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2021-09-14 8:01:44 PM  
This one hurts.
 
2021-09-14 8:03:40 PM  

TheraTx: [YouTube video: norm saves the interview]


Ho-leeeee shiat, that was SO worth the watch. Literally LOL'd multiple times. Dated clip, but funny as hell.

Rest in peace, beloved funnyman. You have earned it.
 
2021-09-14 8:06:51 PM  
I was hell bent on not being bummed out today, and I am going to stick to that by watching Norm clips to stave it off.
This thread delivered all the goods.
 
2021-09-14 8:13:00 PM  

RTOGUY: Best comedian I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of comedians. Nobody could weave together a joke as long and meandering as Norm could and he always tied it together into a nice little package. The man was brilliant he might have been the smartest comedian to ever step on a stage but he always played it as if he was dumb until he dropped the punchline. It always bugged me that people just knew him from SNL as if that was his best work as far as comics go he was hands down one of the greats.


I watched that clip on YouTube by myself a few years ago and I was laughing so hard, I literally fell out of my chair.

That is no exaggeration, I flopped out of the chair to the floor.

"Cheese sandwich".


He was one of a kind.
 
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