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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 3:33:43 PM  
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RIP Funnyman
 
2021-09-14 3:34:03 PM  
rip turd ferguson
 
2021-09-14 3:34:15 PM  
or so the germans would have us believe
 
2021-09-14 3:34:18 PM  
I went to the vet for a checkup for my cat:
The Dr. says he says:
"I've got good news and bad news"
"I said, what's the bad news?"
"Your cat has cancer".
"What's the good news?"
"He's a cat."
 
2021-09-14 3:34:40 PM  
I still use the Frank Stallone non sequitur.

Norm was a legend. Godspeed, sweet prince.
 
2021-09-14 3:34:43 PM  
No the voice of the Hardees Star!
Might have been the Colonel too.

Did weinerdog call 9-1-1?
 
2021-09-14 3:34:50 PM  
REST IN POWER TURD FERGUSON
 
2021-09-14 3:34:50 PM  
And OJ is still looking for the real killer!
 
2021-09-14 3:35:05 PM  
And yet, Dennis Miller lives.
 
2021-09-14 3:35:27 PM  
DRATS!
 
2021-09-14 3:35:28 PM  
Fark cancer.

Norm was a national treasure. His Conan interviews need to be in the Smithsonian.
 
2021-09-14 3:35:41 PM  
Norm MacDonald is probably wisecracking to St. Peter right now.

Or maybe he is in Hell, where demons gnaw at his flesh and the agonies of the damned never cease.

Either way, he will be missed.
 
2021-09-14 3:35:48 PM  
Seriously though, what a gut punch. Loved, loved, loved his style of comedy. I will miss him greatly.
 
2021-09-14 3:35:50 PM  
norm saves the interview
Youtube lL0WayC7jW0
 
2021-09-14 3:36:04 PM  
He made the Crocodile Hunters death funny without being mean.  RIP you mad genius.

Fark cancer.
 
2021-09-14 3:36:09 PM  
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RIP funny man
 
2021-09-14 3:36:13 PM  

headshot1485: I went to the vet for a checkup for my cat:
The Dr. says he says:
"I've got good news and bad news"
"I said, what's the bad news?"
"Your cat has cancer".
"What's the good news?"
"He's a cat."


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2021-09-14 3:36:18 PM  
Just remember, he didn't lose his battle with cancer, it was a draw.
 
2021-09-14 3:36:21 PM  

thenapalm: And OJ is still looking for the real killer!


I bet the Juice never thought to use cancer as an excuse!
 
2021-09-14 3:36:26 PM  
I'm gonna go buy an engagement stereo.
 
2021-09-14 3:36:31 PM  
I hope they bury him in a big foam hat. Because that would be funny. Because it's really big.

Thanks, Norm. You did well.
 
2021-09-14 3:36:58 PM  
The wiener dog finally got him.

Srsly, f*ck cancer.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:07 PM  
"I quickly developed a cult following. That sounds pretty good, but the truth is it's the last thing you want to develop. The only time having a cult following is a great thing is when you are actually in a cult. Then you get be a cult leader and life is milk and honey... everyone thinks you are God... you get to lie down with all the ladies from the cult... In a short matter of time, you become drunk with power and begin to lie down with the men also, not because you want to, but just because you can. Yes, being a cult leader with a cult following is fine work if you can find it. However, being a stand-up comedian with a cult following just means that most folks hate your guts."
 
2021-09-14 3:37:12 PM  
Man that sucks.

Thanks for all the funnies over the years Norm.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:14 PM  
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RIP Funnyman
 
2021-09-14 3:37:18 PM  
Saw this on another site and it floored me.
Never a big fan but he and his humor will be missed.
Condolences to his family and friends.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:23 PM  
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RIP Mr. Segura
 
2021-09-14 3:37:34 PM  
So Norm Macdonald has a grave EIEIO?
 
2021-09-14 3:37:48 PM  
Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

Norm Macdonald Constant Shitting on OJ Simpson
Youtube 2SSVIg4Noqc
 
2021-09-14 3:37:55 PM  
Man that sucks.  I still watch all his Conan clips when I need a laugh.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:56 PM  
Pigeon will be buried in a shoebox next to Mike's pool.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:57 PM  
"Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage."


RIP to the man who taught me what funny was. Our generation's Groucho Marx.
 
2021-09-14 3:37:59 PM  
He gave the greatest roast performance of all time using the lamest jokes of all time. Only he could pull that off.

And he gave OJ some good ones too.
 
2021-09-14 3:38:06 PM  
Celebrity Jeopardy!: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, & Sean Connery - SNL
Youtube bEghu90QJH4
 
2021-09-14 3:38:20 PM  
Well that sucks. Damn
 
2021-09-14 3:38:29 PM  
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I has a sad... :(
 
2021-09-14 3:38:30 PM  
Would have lost a lot of money on a "Who will die first?  Artie Lange or Norm McDonald?"

/On second thought, someone should be keeping an eye on Artie the next couple weeks...
 
2021-09-14 3:38:31 PM  
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2021-09-14 3:38:31 PM  
I file Norm as one of those individuals whose humor was prone to misunderstanding by a significant portion of his unintended audience.
 
2021-09-14 3:38:40 PM  
First Trever Moore and now Norm... Who's next, Pete Davidson?
 
2021-09-14 3:39:06 PM  
At last he can find out from Ron and Nicole themselves who the real killer was.
 
2021-09-14 3:39:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark cancer.

Norm was a national treasure. His Conan interviews need to be in the Smithsonian.


It was always a treat when he would visit Conan, because you never knew what you were going to get.

/ but you knew it was going to be good
 
2021-09-14 3:39:15 PM  
Norm Macdonald - Mr Fantastic
Youtube kDzBVvhbtIw
 
2021-09-14 3:39:29 PM  
It's a draw.
 
2021-09-14 3:39:36 PM  
Cut 9/11 Joke from Norm Macdonald Live
Youtube VkSMSbFV_q0
 
2021-09-14 3:39:43 PM  
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!"
 
2021-09-14 3:39:44 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: No the voice of the Hardees Star!
Might have been the Colonel too.

Did weinerdog call 9-1-1?


Yes, he took a turn as the Colonel during some of the recent campaigns when they were doing a new actor/voice every few ads.
 
2021-09-14 3:39:54 PM  
He didn't look too good the last few years. I was wondering what it was because he didn't drink or do drugs anymore.

And yet all those shiatty people live on

/fark cancer
 
2021-09-14 3:40:13 PM  
And Jim Breuer is still alive.

Someone tell me again why anyone believes in a benevolent God?
 
2021-09-14 3:40:18 PM  

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RIP Mr. Segura


I guess he does those cameo things. My brother in law had him send a video to my wife about our cat. Who has cancer.
It's all connected.
 
2021-09-14 3:40:28 PM  
My absolute favourite stand-up comedian of all-time. I had the privilege of seeing him perform three times. I've watched almost all of his television appearances, I grew up with him as my SNL Weekend Update anchor.

I am so f*ckin' bummed I will never see Norm again. This one really, really hurts.

F*ck cancer.
 
2021-09-14 3:40:29 PM  
This sucks. He was one of the few I enjoyed on Saturday Night Live.
 
2021-09-14 3:40:35 PM  
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This book is the greatest comic novel of our generation.
Like in the same league as Confederacy of Dunces and Catch-22.
 
2021-09-14 3:41:05 PM  

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RIP funny man


Can't believe they switched the voice for that dipshiat Carolla.
 
2021-09-14 3:41:11 PM  
Dead Hooker in the Trunk
Youtube s8m_bULIWsw


/RIP funny guy
 
2021-09-14 3:41:18 PM  
His moth joke is legendary
 
2021-09-14 3:41:22 PM  
B-o-r-e-d!

God this sucks.  Take Prince, take Bowie, take just about anyone, but don't take away the ones who make me laugh.
 
2021-09-14 3:41:22 PM  
Best joke ever, NSFW audio.

A Frog needs a loan
Youtube Z8obMlOIftc
 
2021-09-14 3:41:24 PM  

phoenix352: Just remember, he didn't lose his battle with cancer, it was a draw.


For anyone who hasn't seen it: Battle with cancer video
 
2021-09-14 3:41:33 PM  
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Jim Breuer tells Norm Macdonald story on Loveline (Sept. 19, 2002)
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2021-09-14 3:42:09 PM  

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He really was on the best improve comedians that ever lived.
 
2021-09-14 3:42:12 PM  
Jay Mohr told this great story on his podcast....when he was a cast member on SNL, every Monday or whatever was "Pitch Day", where the writers/cast/crew met that week's guest, and would pitch them sketch ideas.  Lorne would roll through each writer, "thanks Jim, you're turn, Sue."  Norm had this thing where, if he had no ideas - which was often - he'd do this long, rambling shaggy dog story.  The writers/cast had heard it so many times, the moment they heard him start, there'd be groans / sighs / shaking of heads, etc.,

Bob Newhart is the guest.  It's Norm's turn to pitch.  "Norm, do you have anything for Mr. Newhart?"

"Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah.  OK, so, there's this guy, right?  And, ok, he's a Vietnam veteran, ok?  And he's watering his lawn, ok?  And the paperboy, he's about 12 yrs old, comes by, and....."

*collective groans, eyerolls*

And Norm goes for it.  A solid 3-4 minutes of Shaggy Dog story.  Newhart just stares at him.  Usually, 1-2 minutes in, the guest interrupts Norm:  "Norm, uh, I don't see the comedy, where's this going?"  Not Newhart.  Norm digs in, keeps going, Newhart is a cigar store Indian.   Now it's a battle of wills.  Newhart just staring at Norm while he keeps and keeps and keeps going.  Norm senses the room has turned on him, 6-7 minutes in, and sheepishly stops.

"Ah, ah, oh my god, Mr. Newhart...I .....I......I don't really have anything."

"I know that, Norm.   I just wanted to see how long we could go!"  Newhart erupts into laughter, thus giving the entire room permission to laugh.  Mohr said everyone was just dying with laughter."Someone finally broke Norm!"
 
2021-09-14 3:42:21 PM  
And now he will never unblock me on Twitter.
 
2021-09-14 3:42:59 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!"


"Way outta line.  Way outta line."
 
2021-09-14 3:43:04 PM  
I didn't even know he was sick
 
2021-09-14 3:43:15 PM  

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I remember Norm.

I have no idea who the lady is.

So.

Norm was right.
 
2021-09-14 3:44:03 PM  
Well that sucks. Why couldn't the Grim Reaper take Bill Maher instead?
 
2021-09-14 3:44:05 PM  
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2021-09-14 3:44:12 PM  
This is such a bummer. There was nobody like the guy and everyone seemed to have a story about him.

And he had the best Bill Cosby joke I have ever heard.
 
2021-09-14 3:44:20 PM  
Artie outlived Norm. Never saw that coming.
 
2021-09-14 3:44:26 PM  
You know the worst thing about dying of cancer?


The hypocrisy.


Norm Macdonald on Bill Cosby
Youtube ljaP2etvDc4



/bummed out
//I didn't know he was sick
///sorry, done stealing his jokes now
 
2021-09-14 3:44:47 PM  

Rev.K: I had the privilege of seeing him perform three times. I


He came to town right before COVID started, Dec 2019, Jan 2020.  "oh....i bet that's gonna be hilarious!"

didn't go.  regret the shiat out of it now.
 
2021-09-14 3:44:52 PM  
Too bad, he was a funny guy. I remember the day I was watching SNL and Colin Quinn was in the Weekend Update chair instead. Had a whole bit like "you know how you sometimes go to your favorite bar and there's a new bartender all the sudden? Well that's me." The first break in "my" SNL cast as I had just become a fan.

And if anyone is a big fan of Norm and missed it, the sitcom he did (I think just called the Norm MacDonald show) is something you would probably enjoy. Was right after he left SNL.
 
2021-09-14 3:45:34 PM  
RIP guy whose comedy and personality I disliked.

Anyone got some comedians something on some format?
 
2021-09-14 3:45:52 PM  
Whelp... there goes a cornerstone of my childhood comedy tower of power.
 
2021-09-14 3:46:04 PM  
Sad.  He was one of my husband's favorite comedians.  He could make anything funny.  Rest in peace, Norm.
 
2021-09-14 3:46:33 PM  
His bit where he was hosting the first "YouTube webbies" awards with Jenny Slate and some other guy was absolutely hilarious.

They were all dressed up and treating it like a red carpet star studded event, and clearly wanted it to go well for the benefit of their careers.
He's out there in sweats just ripping on the "internet celebrity" era. Just priceless. 
Norm Macdonald on the Youtube Big Live Comedy Show
Youtube A848xpsDJbw
 
2021-09-14 3:46:34 PM  

Bannanaslug: Too bad, he was a funny guy. I remember the day I was watching SNL and Colin Quinn was in the Weekend Update chair instead. Had a whole bit like "you know how you sometimes go to your favorite bar and there's a new bartender all the sudden? Well that's me." The first break in "my" SNL cast as I had just become a fan.

And if anyone is a big fan of Norm and missed it, the sitcom he did (I think just called the Norm MacDonald show) is something you would probably enjoy. Was right after he left SNL.


They changed it to just Norm after the first season, but yeah, it's a good show. Has Laurie Metcalf and the dad from Alf (who is Always the but of Norm's jokes) Was a favorite of mine years back. Might have to see if it's held up.
 
2021-09-14 3:46:41 PM  
Norm... you have lot of well-wishers on Fark today, and a lot of them would like to throw you down one... a well.  They want to bury your body in a well... which seems a bit harsh, but that's what it says here on this cue card.
 
2021-09-14 3:46:52 PM  
Laughed so hard at this one, pulled a muscle in my leg.  The guy was legend.

Ezra joke
 
2021-09-14 3:47:10 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Artie outlived Norm. Never saw that coming.



Ya, who nose how Artie's managed to hang around so long.
 
2021-09-14 3:47:17 PM  
This sucks! Norm MacDonald was one of my absolute favorite comedians. He didn't give a f! RIP

Norm MacDonald - The View - 11-16-2000 - Bill Clinton
Youtube Z3PP_SWHUQQ
 
2021-09-14 3:47:17 PM  

guestguy: 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!"

"Way outta line.  Way outta line."


I gotta watch it again, it's been too long.
 
2021-09-14 3:47:38 PM  

thehobbes: rip turd ferguson


That's the one character he does that doesn't suck. Turd Ferguson was awesome.
 
2021-09-14 3:47:39 PM  
Still think Norm shouldve been the "Norm" on Cheers

Asked about cancer

When you die with cancer it's not a loss. As far as I know cancer dies with you...so it's a draw
 
2021-09-14 3:47:41 PM  
Talk show host makes fun of women drivers
Youtube G1KKBB3Cl60
 
2021-09-14 3:47:44 PM  
Crack whores around the world are inconsolable.

I wanted to put up an SNL Weekend Update clip of his review of Zima, but I just couldn't find it.
 
2021-09-14 3:47:55 PM  
Oh darn. He will be missed.
I really liked his comedy. I guess this explains why he looked like absolute shiat over the last few years.
 
2021-09-14 3:48:08 PM  
I would have missed this news until much later but someone I know who works (well, worked now that Norm's passed) in the same circles posted about it. The 9 year cancer battle is what gets me. I never heard a thing about it and I asked a few others & they had no idea either. He & Chadwick were running the same playbook on that it seems. 

I guess we know who's got the main spot on Saturday's stand up show in "the great beyond" this week.
 
2021-09-14 3:49:07 PM  
Norm was a pretty interesting comedian, especially in the last 20 years.     He could have certainly went off into directions like Joe Rogan or Dennis Miller have gone over the past 2 decades (to quote farker onomatopoetic about funny conservatives: "Dennis Miller is an interesting test case. He got considerably less funny when he went right wing. It's like the terrorists flew a plane into his sense of humor."), and he certainly had some public issues with positions he took (https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/1​2/​17850248/norm-macdonald-hollywood-repo​rter-metoo-donald-trump-roseanne-barr-​louis-ck), but IMO he never let whatever he might have been feeling politically be his "act" or "bit", even when he did his talk show on Netflix (I think probably the last major thing he did).

IMO, if you haven't watched his talk show on Netflix, go watch his Judge Judy interview... probably one of the most interesting interviews all around you'll have seen in awhile.
 
2021-09-14 3:49:07 PM  
Norm dying just sucks super farking bad.
 
2021-09-14 3:50:16 PM  
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RIP and farewell funny blob
 
2021-09-14 3:50:23 PM  
Norm is my all time favorite. This sucks. So this seems appropriate https://youtu.be/hsjQkSrx​-QQ
 
2021-09-14 3:50:52 PM  

BadCosmonaut: His moth joke is legendary


That's the one that was a fusion of Borsh-belt humour and Dostoevsky, right?
 
2021-09-14 3:50:57 PM  
Chairman of the BORED!

RIP, funny dude.
 
2021-09-14 3:51:09 PM  
RIP Ronald McDonald

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Seriously though - sad news.  He was one of my favorites
 
2021-09-14 3:51:47 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

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oh man that was a great trek down memory lane.
 
2021-09-14 3:52:01 PM  
but the live tweeting of golf tournaments, who will do that now?
 
2021-09-14 3:52:23 PM  
This just goes to prove his theory that Germans love David Hasselhoff
 
2021-09-14 3:52:41 PM  
RIP Earl McManus
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2021-09-14 3:53:58 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: BadCosmonaut: His moth joke is legendary

That's the one that was a fusion of Borsh-belt humour and Dostoevsky, right?


Norm Macdonald Tells The Greatest Joke Ever Told
Youtube 1-MJy7w69EU
 
2021-09-14 3:54:00 PM  

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.

Norm Roasts Bob Sagat
Youtube L-9wo_apQ1s
 
2021-09-14 3:54:20 PM  
Kind of a bummer...I liked Norm..


/POLO!
 
2021-09-14 3:54:45 PM  
Nooo. That's sad.

Dirty Work is an underrated movie
 
2021-09-14 3:57:28 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: This sucks! Norm MacDonald was one of my absolute favorite comedians. He didn't give a f! RIP

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Walters doesn't get the joke, color me surprised.

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This is from like 1999.

"There have never been ANY accusations towards Bill Cosby"

Holy fark Did he know? It's so hard to tell with him sometimes.
 
2021-09-14 3:57:52 PM  

DrunkenGator: Crack whores around the world are inconsolable.

I wanted to put up an SNL Weekend Update clip of his review of Zima, but I just couldn't find it.


I thought Kevin Nealon did that one
 
2021-09-14 3:58:02 PM  
Bob Dole doesn't like this one bit.
 
2021-09-14 3:58:22 PM  

lincoln65: His bit where he was hosting the first "YouTube webbies" awards with Jenny Slate and some other guy was absolutely hilarious.

They were all dressed up and treating it like a red carpet star studded event, and clearly wanted it to go well for the benefit of their careers.
He's out there in sweats just ripping on the "internet celebrity" era. Just priceless. [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/A848xpsD​Jbw]


what the ever living fark was that?
 
2021-09-14 3:58:46 PM  
How come the person who dies is never Mitch McConnell?
 
2021-09-14 3:59:02 PM  
So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.
 
2021-09-14 4:00:04 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


FOUND FRANK STALLONE'S ACCOUNT!
 
2021-09-14 4:00:12 PM  
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Oh, fark you 2020 and 2021. Norm MacDonald was a beacon of light for old, sarcastic men. Who am I supposed to look up to now? Bill Maher?
 
2021-09-14 4:00:25 PM  
Goddammit.  Too many great, funny people dying this year.  Fark cancer!
 
2021-09-14 4:00:48 PM  
In Howard Sterns heyday, when he was still uber relevant and comedians and rock stars clammored to get on his show for exposure, not just nostalgia like now, Norm was the only comedian who had the balls to call Stern out. He blamed Stern and his staff for that one drunk whack packer who died, cause they egged on his drinking. As a huge fan of Stern, still to this day, that impressed me.

My favorite Norm bit was always the Fantastic Four bit. I'll have to look it up tonight in his honor.
 
2021-09-14 4:01:13 PM  
Fark, this farking SUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.

*pulls microcassette recorder from breast pocket of shirt and presses Record*

Note to self: Watch 'Dirty Work' this weekend.
 
2021-09-14 4:01:13 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


Are you attempting to use the word "quotient" in a sentence?

Nice try, squirt.
 
2021-09-14 4:02:09 PM  

dothemath: Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.

Are you attempting to use the word "quotient" in a sentence?

Nice try, squirt.


That so not a real word. You made it up!
 
2021-09-14 4:02:12 PM  
In the sadness of losing Norm, I don't want to overlook the spectacular headline by subby.


Norm would have wanted it this way.

Well done.
 
2021-09-14 4:03:28 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

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That's what got him fired from SNL. The network bigwigs were friends of OJ Simpson's, and they didn't like MacDonald shiatting on him during Weekend Update. That just made Norm double down, especially after the verdict.

Maybe don't be friends with wife beaters and murderers. Just a thought.
 
2021-09-14 4:03:37 PM  
Celebrity Jeopardy!: Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Lewis - SNL
Youtube PaFSkWfFhO0


All four of the people being parodied here are dead.
 
2021-09-14 4:03:49 PM  
One of my all-time favourite sets from Norm. Pretty dark, but so Norm.

NORM MACDONALD ME DOING STAND UP Part 1
Youtube 8YTowNqTGns
 
2021-09-14 4:04:19 PM  
fark. That just sucks.
 
2021-09-14 4:04:29 PM  

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)
 
2021-09-14 4:04:51 PM  
this sarcastic and funny mthrfkr was Fark personified

RIP
 
2021-09-14 4:04:55 PM  

The Devil's Bartender: [Fark user image 460x345]
RIP funny man


I still love that Death was wearing Friars gear.
 
2021-09-14 4:05:12 PM  
Youtube search for "Norm MacDonald OJ" and you will laugh your ass off for like 30 minutes. So long Norm.

/and Turd Ferguson
//and his Conan appearances
///and ... Germans
 
2021-09-14 4:05:12 PM  

Lsherm: Who am I supposed to look up to now? Bill Maher?


Please dont say that.
 
2021-09-14 4:05:28 PM  

dothemath: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 185x293]
This book is the greatest comic novel of our generation.
Like in the same league as Confederacy of Dunces and Catch-22.


I read the entire moth joke to friends around a campfire. That version is simply epic.
 
2021-09-14 4:06:39 PM  

Dimensio: And Jim Breuer is still alive.

Someone tell me again why anyone believes in a benevolent God?


Ah, you beat me to it.
 
2021-09-14 4:07:01 PM  

The Bestest: DrunkenGator: Crack whores around the world are inconsolable.

I wanted to put up an SNL Weekend Update clip of his review of Zima, but I just couldn't find it.

I thought Kevin Nealon did that one


You're right, it was Kevin Nealon.  Why did I think it was Norm?  I dunno.
 
2021-09-14 4:07:14 PM  

Dimensio: And Jim Breuer is still alive.

Someone tell me again why anyone believes in a benevolent God?


Jim Breuer has a funny story about Norm from the SNL days (and he even does a pretty good Norm impression for what it's worth, NSFW):

Norm's "Twilight Zone" Sketch
Youtube 5rFu_u71gas
 
2021-09-14 4:07:23 PM  
Massive loss. RIP Norm. One of the greatest comedians ever.
 
2021-09-14 4:09:18 PM  
"Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage."
                  - Norm Macdonald
 
2021-09-14 4:10:00 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: dothemath: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 185x293]
This book is the greatest comic novel of our generation.
Like in the same league as Confederacy of Dunces and Catch-22.

I read the entire moth joke to friends around a campfire. That version is simply epic.


Ive ried to explain the book to people, how it is and is not a real memoir, but I cant even really do that. Its so weirdly structured and well written with moments of real poetry.

That book is real literature, not just some dumb comedy tell all.
 
2021-09-14 4:10:52 PM  
Watching the reactions from other comedians during his set on the Bob Saget roast is one of my favorite things to do.  What a treasure.
 
2021-09-14 4:12:07 PM  

Subtonic: He gave the greatest roast performance of all time using the lamest jokes of all time. Only he could pull that off.

And he gave OJ some good ones too.


IIRC his father gave him a toastmasters joke book when he told him he was interested in a career in comedy. Most of those jokes came from that book.
 
2021-09-14 4:12:43 PM  
I just hope his cock is ok.

Norm MacDonald on Dennis Miller Millenium Special
Youtube VfcNg0FI1N0
 
2021-09-14 4:13:14 PM  

Coco LaFemme: DaWormyPimpsta: Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

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That's what got him fired from SNL. The network bigwigs were friends of OJ Simpson's, and they didn't like MacDonald shiatting on him during Weekend Update. That just made Norm double down, especially after the verdict.

Maybe don't be friends with wife beaters and murderers. Just a thought.


Another reason why Lorne Michaels is a walking pile of shiat.
 
2021-09-14 4:13:16 PM  
 Pigeon TOTALLY had a fark account.

Mike Tyson Mysteries You Jackin' Off Yet
Youtube tlbrxNW6SHo
 
2021-09-14 4:15:45 PM  

chewd: [Fark user image image 850x852]

RIP and farewell funny blob


Oh damnit. I forget that's him.

Wonder if he got all the lines recorded.
 
2021-09-14 4:15:56 PM  

NeoCortex42: [YouTube video: Talk show host makes fun of women drivers]


"Talk show host". Never change, random Youtubers
 
2021-09-14 4:17:15 PM  

UberDave: Man that sucks.  I still watch all his Conan clips when I need a laugh.


Norm Macdonald send off for Conan's Tonight Show
Youtube uarJj-K4XH4


I'm crying
Crying with laughter
 
2021-09-14 4:18:41 PM  
"Privately battling Cancer".
That's why as mascots  like that eyeglasses owl began to sound off. Phasing in sound-alikes gradually.
 
2021-09-14 4:18:43 PM  
He seemed like the kind of smartass that would be a Farker.
 
2021-09-14 4:18:45 PM  
Norm has always been my favorite. Fell in love with that old chunk of coal from seeing that old "Chairman of the Bored" Conan appearance as a lad. This compilation is very funny and also features Super Dave

Who Writes These Jokes?
Youtube pIKlq1r6gdY

RIP funny men.
 
2021-09-14 4:19:22 PM  
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2021-09-14 4:19:56 PM  

Porous Horace: RIP guy whose comedy and personality I disliked.

Anyone got some comedians something on some format?


like "dead comedians being disliked by strangers on the internet"?
 
2021-09-14 4:20:18 PM  
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R.I.P Norm

 
2021-09-14 4:21:03 PM  

Bslim: Coco LaFemme: DaWormyPimpsta: Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

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That's what got him fired from SNL. The network bigwigs were friends of OJ Simpson's, and they didn't like MacDonald shiatting on him during Weekend Update. That just made Norm double down, especially after the verdict.

Maybe don't be friends with wife beaters and murderers. Just a thought.

Another reason why Lorne Michaels is a walking pile of shiat.


I don't disagree that Lorne Michaels is an asshole, but I think in this instance, he wasn't the primary asshole. That honor goes to Brandon Tartikoff, who I'm pretty sure was the head of NBC at the time.
 
2021-09-14 4:21:15 PM  

BadCosmonaut: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: BadCosmonaut: His moth joke is legendary

That's the one that was a fusion of Borsh-belt humour and Dostoevsky, right?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/1-MJy7w6​9EU]


He had a talent for making what should be a lame punchline hilarious because of his setup.
 
2021-09-14 4:21:26 PM  
Thanks subby, great headline.
/RIP Canadian funnyman.
 
2021-09-14 4:21:41 PM  
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2021-09-14 4:22:50 PM  
RIP, comedian's comedian.
 
2021-09-14 4:23:59 PM  
Rip norm 😢
 
2021-09-14 4:26:03 PM  

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Thank you for posting that.


I'm choking up, but man....that's just perfect for right now.
 
2021-09-14 4:27:28 PM  

vilesithknight: In Howard Sterns heyday, when he was still uber relevant and comedians and rock stars clammored to get on his show for exposure, not just nostalgia like now, Norm was the only comedian who had the balls to call Stern out. He blamed Stern and his staff for that one drunk whack packer who died, cause they egged on his drinking. As a huge fan of Stern, still to this day, that impressed me.


Hank the angry dwarf?
 
2021-09-14 4:29:53 PM  
This sucks.  Good night, funnyman. RIP
 
2021-09-14 4:34:12 PM  
rickythepenguin:

That would have been an awesome closing sketch. You know where the weird and experiments go
 
2021-09-14 4:34:14 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


So when you make a joke about how unfunny something is and it sucks, what does that say about your sense of humor?
 
2021-09-14 4:34:56 PM  
Damn. Way too young. Rest in peace, Mr. Ferguson.

/ fark cancer
 
2021-09-14 4:36:23 PM  
That's a shame, he actively avoided Box Office Poison and I've been hearing in some circles that you can cure cancer with it. Maybe that was COVID. *shrug*
 
2021-09-14 4:36:34 PM  
Utterly fearless. He'd say anything if it got a laugh, or if he felt like saying it even if it wouldn't get a laugh. My favorite comedian. Sic transit gloria mundi.
 
2021-09-14 4:37:09 PM  
It's very likely I like him more as a writer than an actual comic delivering material.  But I do remember him having an epic twitter thread about Celebrity Jeopardy and writing and joke construction which seems it got deleted at some point.  He definitely understood comedy exceedingly well.
 
2021-09-14 4:37:53 PM  
Cobras & Panthers - SNL
Youtube qNzNeGw8Fmo

I lost it at "oh no that's not good"

RIP funny sir
 
2021-09-14 4:37:53 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)


You have a problem with this?
 
2021-09-14 4:38:02 PM  
His sketches on SNL were quoted by me and my college buddies and it reminds me of a time when I was a beginning writer posting my thoughts on this here website. Time does indeed go by too quickly.
 
2021-09-14 4:38:28 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)


Jim Bruer came to my college in like 2003 or 2004 for a free show.

I thought it would be pot jokes and goat boy, but it was a farking motivational speech. Very few jokes.  He is an unfunny turd.
 
2021-09-14 4:40:15 PM  
Well shiat. You never called me, Norm.
 
2021-09-14 4:40:39 PM  

Bannanaslug: Too bad, he was a funny guy. I remember the day I was watching SNL and Colin Quinn was in the Weekend Update chair instead. Had a whole bit like "you know how you sometimes go to your favorite bar and there's a new bartender all the sudden? Well that's me." The first break in "my" SNL cast as I had just become a fan.

And if anyone is a big fan of Norm and missed it, the sitcom he did (I think just called the Norm MacDonald show) is something you would probably enjoy. Was right after he left SNL.


Man that transition to Colin Quinn was *rough*
 
2021-09-14 4:41:12 PM  
It is only Tuesday, and they might have even had a heads up, so, I'm expecting an all-star Norm episode of SNL this weekend (instead of whatever rerun was likely already in the slot), probably just float back and forth between Celeb Jeopardy's and Weekend Update segments... in anycase, should be good.

Also it is unfortunate that Conan doesn't have a show currently to remember his good friend on this week.
 
2021-09-14 4:41:15 PM  

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im going to cry.
 
2021-09-14 4:43:22 PM  
I'd pay good money to watch a show about comedians sitting around telling Norm McDonald stories.
 
2021-09-14 4:43:52 PM  
NOOOOOOOOO!! This absolutely sucks. I loved his delivery and his Pigeon character. Damn. RIP man who made beastiality cool.
 
2021-09-14 4:45:09 PM  
 
2021-09-14 4:45:47 PM  

LL316: I'd pay good money to watch a show about comedians sitting around telling Norm McDonald stories.


I really hope someone like maybe Conan can wrangle the necessary people into doing a special like this or something.
 
2021-09-14 4:45:59 PM  
If Frank Stallone had any class, he'd put out a nice RIP message.
 
2021-09-14 4:46:51 PM  
Boo!
 
2021-09-14 4:47:13 PM  

TheraTx: [YouTube video: norm saves the interview]


THE great example of never leaving a straight line lay. The premise just got set up with the concept of "Carrot Top Movie", and Norm was cosmically obligated to pick it up and run for the horizon with it.
 
2021-09-14 4:49:12 PM  
You know what hurts the most is the... the lack of respect. You know? That's what hurts the most. Except for the... Except for the other thing. That hurts the most. But the lack of respect hurts the second most.
 
2021-09-14 4:49:52 PM  
Aw man, lost a comic's comic.

His show where he had Letterman on was pretty telling; it was so clear just how much Norm chose to do things his own way away from the lights because Letterman was practically begging him to go back into the spotlight. Norm just wouldn't do it that way.
 
2021-09-14 4:50:10 PM  
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Brief appearance on his Wiki page today.
 
2021-09-14 4:50:30 PM  
Thanks to you magnificent bastards that have posted some of Norm's jokes that I'd forgotten...

*mah belleh hurts from laffin*
 
2021-09-14 4:51:02 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/SenatorDole/statu​s​/1437867344106332169?s=19


For those folks who don't click on links:

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2021-09-14 4:52:20 PM  
This is very sad news, I loved everything about his comedy. Mostly.
What a talented guy. Committing to that Sagat roast bit was gold.
 
2021-09-14 4:52:39 PM  
Norm Macdonald does standup about coronavirus
Youtube -skA4GhVX7k


At least he didn't die of Tom Hanks Disease
 
2021-09-14 4:54:10 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/SenatorDole/status​/1437867344106332169?s=19

For those folks who don't click on links:

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I remember Bob Dole dying like a decade ago.  Weird Mandela effect bullshiattery.
 
2021-09-14 4:54:49 PM  

LL316: I'd pay good money to watch a show about comedians sitting around telling Norm McDonald stories.


There are tons of YouTube clips from radio interviews:

https://youtu.be/9SQCH_xTbHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chUQa​o​fQIUs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0Bb​O​LVu38
 
2021-09-14 4:55:01 PM  
And then there was this:

Regis Talks Norm Macdonald Out of the Million Dollars Question
Youtube fKcMW-LLmFI
 
2021-09-14 4:55:45 PM  
Buddy of mine also passed away today from cancer.  All I have is fark Cancer.
 
2021-09-14 4:56:04 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


I have long suspected that cancer had a fark login.
 
2021-09-14 4:56:10 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: [Fark user image 346x768]

Brief appearance on his Wiki page today.


He would have loved that.
 
2021-09-14 4:57:26 PM  
 
2021-09-14 4:57:40 PM  

fsbilly: And yet, Dennis Miller lives.


Any day a Trumper dies is a good day. Also , any day Dennis Miller has a sad, like today, is also a good day
 
2021-09-14 4:57:47 PM  
His return to Saturday Night Live was epic. "I didn't get any funnier... so now the show must BLOW."  I heard something where he said that after his monologue he almost went straight to the elevator to leave, though he was supposed to be in a bunch of skits.
 
2021-09-14 4:58:43 PM  
One of the funniest comedians of his time. It's a sad day for comedy and the world.
 
2021-09-14 4:59:11 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/SenatorDole/status​/1437867344106332169?s=19

For those folks who don't click on links:

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I can't believe Bob Dole outlived Norm MacDonald, but there it is.
 
2021-09-14 4:59:27 PM  

Mister Buttons: EdwardTellerhands: [Fark user image 346x768]

Brief appearance on his Wiki page today.

He would have loved that.


I suspect he had that planned.

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2021-09-14 5:03:22 PM  
Imagine having cancer for ten years and still making people laugh.

Imagine the strength that takes.

fark, what a legend.
 
2021-09-14 5:04:06 PM  

thealgorerhythm: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/-skA4GhV​X7k]

At least he didn't die of Tom Hanks Disease


Well, that clip just went to a whole new level today.
 
2021-09-14 5:06:53 PM  

xtalman: Buddy of mine also passed away today from cancer.  All I have is fark Cancer.


Condolences. That's rough
 
2021-09-14 5:08:45 PM  

Pieru: [YouTube video: Dead Hooker in the Trunk]

/RIP funny guy


Ahh for the first time I scrolled far enough not to repeat it

but what's with all the dead hookers in the trunks of these Cadillacs

/couldn't help it
/dang
/can someone give cancer the address to Mara lago
/ or Alex Jones or any number of other more deserving assholes
/ f
 
2021-09-14 5:09:55 PM  
I saw this/posted in the redlit thread & then had to go do something productive (blech).  Coming back to this ... wake ... brightened my spirits.  We absolutely lost a national treasure, but all the love shown with all the many, many, many YT clips of where he made professional comedians lose their shiat with his dry, subtle comments is just wonderful to see.

He will be missed & as it's after 5pm here, hoists an adult beverage in his honor.

RIP funnyman & thanks.

F*CK CANCER
 
2021-09-14 5:13:09 PM  
"But fortunately, I don't really care about success or money or shiat. I could give a fark. I hate fame. I hate being recognized, because I don't know how to talk to people. I see Sandler, man, and I'm like fark, goddamn, I don't know how he does it, those people are farking everywhere he walks. If you're walking with him, all you hear behind is people whispering."


This alone is reason enough to love the man.
 
2021-09-14 5:13:10 PM  
I'll always remember him for his voicing of the Grim Reaper on Family Guy.
 
2021-09-14 5:15:16 PM  
Very sad. RIP, Norm.
 
2021-09-14 5:15:21 PM  
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.
 
2021-09-14 5:16:16 PM  

chewd: [Fark user image image 850x852]

RIP and farewell funny blob


Holy shiat, I forgot about his part in that. I just watched the series a few weeks ago. Enjoyed it overall, and that really sucks he's gonna be gone.
 
2021-09-14 5:20:07 PM  
norm macdonald bought the farm e i e i 

oh :-(
 
2021-09-14 5:20:34 PM  
A more recent favourite Norm joke that he told on Letterman.

A joke only Norm could tell.

Old Long Shot Louie
Youtube IHrT8nl0NVk
 
2021-09-14 5:20:54 PM  
Holy crap that sucks. I regularly watch his clips and interviews and had no idea, I guess not many did. I suppose that might explain why his podcast stopped. I was lucky to see him live a few years ago, glad I went!
 
2021-09-14 5:23:46 PM  
This celebrity death hurts.
 
2021-09-14 5:24:34 PM  
Wow this sucks, first Sean Lock and now Norm, an otherwise great year is turning to crap.
 
2021-09-14 5:25:18 PM  

MorningBreath: Sean Lock


Oh man.

Yeah.

:(
 
2021-09-14 5:26:25 PM  
I'm probably not this first person to mention this, but it's weird and a little amusing that Bob Dole outlived him.

R.I.P. Norm, thank you for all the laughs.
 
2021-09-14 5:27:02 PM  

MorningBreath: Wow this sucks, first Sean Lock and now Norm, an otherwise great year is turning to crap.


This year has sucked, but it was still a better year than 2020. That is how far the bar has been lowered.
 
2021-09-14 5:28:19 PM  
i tried to win a date with him in 1999 when The Norm Show started.
 
2021-09-14 5:28:54 PM  
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.
 
2021-09-14 5:31:49 PM  

Frothy Panties: 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)

You have a problem with this?


Read it again. I had to, as well.

Anyway, Norm was a true comedic genius. Fark cancer.
 
2021-09-14 5:32:32 PM  
heard about this a couple hours ago.  I'm gutted about it. He was my favorite living comedian.

im sure others have already said it, but his relationship with letterman (and other late night hosts) was second to none and must see TV.

his delivery of long winded jokes was amazing.

the mischievous looks he would get when telling jokes, just wonderful.

Grateful that we have youtube so I can relive his stuff in perpetuity.
 
2021-09-14 5:33:49 PM  
fark cancer.
 
2021-09-14 5:35:40 PM  

AuralArgument: That would have been an awesome closing sketch. You know where the weird and experiments go


true.  believe Wayne's World and Sprockets were both birthed in the closing sketch.

but OTOH, Lorne haaaaaaaaaaaaaates when people go off script, so it wouldn't have worked in all likelihood.  free forming it, that is.

but yeah, the best part of Jay telling that story is he does a killer Norm impression.  and a pretty good imitation of Newhart's stammer (which I should have approximated but whatever).  great story.
 
2021-09-14 5:36:04 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: How come the person who dies is never Mitch McConnell?


If you were death would you want to hang out with him for eternity?
 
2021-09-14 5:39:44 PM  
Screwed (Norm Macdonald) - Investigation
Youtube xyLx4tKniuU

Seriously underrated movie
 
2021-09-14 5:40:47 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Bslim: Coco LaFemme: DaWormyPimpsta: Damn, this one's gonna leave a mark.

Rest in peace, fearless comedic genius guy.

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That's what got him fired from SNL. The network bigwigs were friends of OJ Simpson's, and they didn't like MacDonald shiatting on him during Weekend Update. That just made Norm double down, especially after the verdict.

Maybe don't be friends with wife beaters and murderers. Just a thought.

Another reason why Lorne Michaels is a walking pile of shiat.

I don't disagree that Lorne Michaels is an asshole, but I think in this instance, he wasn't the primary asshole. That honor goes to Brandon Tartikoff, who I'm pretty sure was the head of NBC at the time.


Don Ohlmeyer, not Tartikoff.
 
2021-09-14 5:40:49 PM  
 
2021-09-14 5:41:09 PM  

whither_apophis: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list​=​PL33PWL9P6UL0mfapp5mAGfa6wGXLNCcGf


Needs more My Name is Earl
 
2021-09-14 5:42:39 PM  
Thank you to everyone in the thread for sharing clips. I'm sure I've seen them all before but I'm still crying with laughter at them.
 
2021-09-14 5:42:40 PM  

EdwardTellerhands: [Fark user image image 346x768]

Brief appearance on his Wiki page today.


Kinda wonder if that was a request in his will and testament
 
2021-09-14 5:42:40 PM  
I first saw a clip of Norm's standup way back in 88-89 on MTV's (sorely missed) half-hour-comedy-hour.  The joke I remember to this day was Norm plainly talking about finding the cutest puppy in the shelter available for adoption, filling out the papers and just as he walks out the door asks the shelter operator, "these are good for eating, right?"

We'll miss you Turd Ferguson.
 
2021-09-14 5:48:10 PM  

BeatrixK: Pigeon TOTALLY had a fark account.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/tlbrxNW6​SHo]


Guess this means no Season 5....
 
2021-09-14 5:49:27 PM  
Or so the Germans would have us believe...
Youtube zdjY_UnNtQ4
 
2021-09-14 5:50:08 PM  
How in the hell did this not get posted yet?!?!?

Norm MacDonald Eviscerates ESPN Awards Show (1998)
Youtube 2mhUIIhcTb8


RIP
 
2021-09-14 5:53:45 PM  
Courageous Battle
Youtube NMRd-n_s4c8

/He didn't lose his fight with cancer.  It was a draw.
 
2021-09-14 5:55:45 PM  
Still one for favorite opening themes

Norm Theme & Intro
Youtube 8ChZFgnWFXI
 
2021-09-14 5:56:10 PM  
Frank Stallone will attend the wake, lean into the casket, and say "Who was on Weekend Update and is still alive? You guessed it."
 
2021-09-14 5:56:17 PM  
I'm just glad he learned the truth about that Hitler guy in time
 
2021-09-14 5:59:18 PM  
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2021-09-14 6:03:22 PM  
I guess someone's going to be reincarnated as an assistant crack whore.
 
2021-09-14 6:05:43 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: "Privately battling Cancer".
That's why as mascots  like that eyeglasses owl began to sound off. Phasing in sound-alikes gradually.


wut?
 
2021-09-14 6:06:54 PM  
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:

Norm Macdonald Is Married To A Real Battle-Axe | CONAN on TBS
Youtube L7K-kaelQEs
 
2021-09-14 6:07:50 PM  
Norm Macdonald last moments before death Comedian Norm Macdonald dies at 61 due to cancer
Youtube UTbaYUKLO2I
 
2021-09-14 6:10:41 PM  
I didn't always get what he was pitching, but when I did it lit up my brain waves.

He'll be missed. Well, OJ might be the exception, but who gives a rat's ass about him anyway.
 
2021-09-14 6:11:45 PM  
Oh man, I was wondering why he hadn't been in the movie business in a while. I know he was still good friends with the Adam Sandler gang.

He was a really funny guy, and if Adam Sandler considered him a friend I can guarantee he was a genuine good person.

RIP
 
2021-09-14 6:13:39 PM  
trying my best to f*ck the sh*t outta cancer.

also:

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2021-09-14 6:16:42 PM  
RIP Tex

Tex Hooper
Youtube EIKnwEcPvmM
 
2021-09-14 6:23:31 PM  
His OJ bits were farking legendary.

I've always loved Norm.  This just blows.
 
2021-09-14 6:24:15 PM  

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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via Instagram
 
2021-09-14 6:25:34 PM  
RIP Yaphit


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2021-09-14 6:26:00 PM  
An actual conservative comic that didn't suck.  Super rare breed and will be missed.
 
2021-09-14 6:30:23 PM  
IT'S ME, BOB!

I can find live video of it, but this joke at the beginning of the clip is when I first got turned onto Norm MacDonald. It was on one of the Comedy Central 1/2 hour specials before he was on SNL.

Devil Prank (Jfl 1991)
Youtube mSK7X3ETQbg
 
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!

[Fark user image 850x546]

via Instagram


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.

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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.
 
2021-09-14 8:13:04 PM  

alaric3: 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.


And Bill Maher is slowly dying of coronavirus. Not physically, of course, but man it's been weird watching him lose his mind in real time (so to speak).
 
2021-09-14 8:14:09 PM  

Rev.K: One of my all-time favourite sets from Norm. Pretty dark, but so Norm.

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Hey, at least it wasn't his heart that did him in!

RIP Funny man.
 
2021-09-14 8:16:11 PM  

Science_Guy_3.14159: Oh man, I was wondering why he hadn't been in the movie business in a while. I know he was still good friends with the Adam Sandler gang.

He was a really funny guy, and if Adam Sandler considered him a friend I can guarantee he was a genuine good person.

RIP


Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he shouldn't.
 
2021-09-14 8:20:25 PM  
I'm starting to think cancer is A REAL JERK.

I'm putting this one in the same file as Mitch Hedberg--I'm sad we won't get any new jokes, but grateful for the ones we have.
 
2021-09-14 8:21:51 PM  

Rev.K: 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.


I'm showing that clip to the people at work tomorrow who looked quizzically at me when I announced he died. Well, maybe just the director, she's the only one that knew of him. The damn kids don't know shiat. The fark are they teaching them in school?
 
2021-09-14 8:24:36 PM  
Anybody have a link to his set where he tells jokes about pigs having sex to unappreciative Iowans?
 
2021-09-14 8:43:31 PM  

Lsherm: [Fark user image image 498x280]

Oh, fark you 2020 and 2021. Norm MacDonald was a beacon of light for old, sarcastic men. Who am I supposed to look up to now? Bill Maher?


Lewis Black is still around. I think...
 
2021-09-14 8:44:25 PM  
Frank Stallone?  Subby, I think you forgot this is Fark.

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2021-09-14 8:45:57 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


Other comedians saw him as the best of the best.

Says a lot about your sense of humor.
 
2021-09-14 8:46:38 PM  
I didn't even hear about this until my son got home from work and told me.

It gave me a sad.

RIP Norm.  Thank you for all of the off-beat humor.  Even the uncomfortable stuff.  I can't say anything that hasn't already been said in this thread.
 
2021-09-14 8:47:24 PM  
But don't get the wrong idea. Michael Jackson is a homosexual paedophile.
 
2021-09-14 8:48:04 PM  
Norm MacDonald, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon.

There is only one "Golden" era of SNL after The First Years... and those guys are why.

/Not to mention having Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. I had a teenage crush on each, but Cheri wins. Too damn funny for that show.
 
2021-09-14 8:49:00 PM  
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2021-09-14 8:50:55 PM  
His last Tweet was about him not wanting to bet against the Bucks during the finals. As a Bucks bandwagon fan, that means a lot.
 
2021-09-14 8:56:07 PM  

Jedekai: Norm MacDonald, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon.

There is only one "Golden" era of SNL after The First Years... and those guys are why.

/Not to mention having Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. I had a teenage crush on each, but Cheri wins. Too damn funny for that show.


The Miller years were mostly good, but (some of) the years Nealon and Norm did Weekend Update SNL was so bad it almost got cancelled. Not because of Weekend Update, that was usually the highlight. But those years were baaaaad. If you have Peacock go and watch for yourself, all of those seasons are on there

Really the "golden years" of SNL for most people are whenever it was on when they were 13-18

Don't get me started on the 1st 5 years either

Also, it's sad Norm died too
 
2021-09-14 8:59:38 PM  

Jedekai: Norm MacDonald, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon.

There is only one "Golden" era of SNL after The First Years... and those guys are why.

/Not to mention having Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. I had a teenage crush on each, but Cheri wins. Too damn funny for that show.


I recommend looking up a reasonably recent SNL skit "Real Women of SNL"
Cheri is in fine form, as are many female SNL alumni.
 
2021-09-14 9:05:22 PM  
https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/statu​s​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.
 
2021-09-14 9:05:31 PM  

Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.


What's your deal?
 
2021-09-14 9:06:29 PM  

cretinbob: Science_Guy_3.14159: Oh man, I was wondering why he hadn't been in the movie business in a while. I know he was still good friends with the Adam Sandler gang.

He was a really funny guy, and if Adam Sandler considered him a friend I can guarantee he was a genuine good person.

RIP

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he shouldn't.


Uh.

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he deserves.

He made Jack & Jill.  On purpose.
 
2021-09-14 9:06:53 PM  

The_Sponge: Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.

What's your deal?


Dude never got to the point.
 
2021-09-14 9:09:02 PM  

TDWCom29: Really the "golden years" of SNL for most people are whenever it was on when they were 13-18

Don't get me started on the 1st 5 years either


For a lot of people the golden years were the first 5 years of SNL. It's when I was watching it live. Well, tape delayed, since I was on the west coast. Going back now and re-watching many of the shows, they did not age well. In fact, some were painfully bad. Luckily, even with questionable material, you could see the talent that was going to shine after many of the actors moved on after SNL.
The early years still have a lot of great memories for me, watching something totally new on late night television.
 
2021-09-14 9:09:14 PM  
https://twitter.com/JimGaffigan/statu​s​/1437848321863913476?s=19

Oh my God.  We lost a legend.  Norm was punishingly funny.  A unique special point of view and completely organic.  RIPNormMacDonald
 
2021-09-14 9:26:41 PM  
SO happy I got to see him do stand up back in like '06 or '07.  Great routine with fantastic delivery.  Sad to hear that he's gone...
 
2021-09-14 9:28:01 PM  
https://twitter.com/AdamSandler/statu​s​/1437872708230938624?s=19

Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. Most fearless funny original guy we knew. An incredible dad. A great friend. A legend. Love u pal. https://t.co/2Pftw28uPc
 
2021-09-14 9:30:42 PM  

Ignoramist: cretinbob: Science_Guy_3.14159: Oh man, I was wondering why he hadn't been in the movie business in a while. I know he was still good friends with the Adam Sandler gang.

He was a really funny guy, and if Adam Sandler considered him a friend I can guarantee he was a genuine good person.

RIP

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he shouldn't.

Uh.

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he deserves.

He made Jack & Jill.  On purpose.


Yeah, he does deserve some, but not as much as he gets.
 
2021-09-14 9:31:52 PM  
I saw a recent video of him, and he had the look.

I wrote it off at the time to Covid/being house-bound/etc, but today's news was the other piece.

Man, that sucks for him (and us, if I may wax selfishly for a moment).  He put out some great stuff after he had already been diagnosed.  That's tough to do.
 
2021-09-14 9:32:11 PM  
His kamikaze bomb at the Sagat roast was awesome. One of the funniest things I've seen
 
2021-09-14 9:33:36 PM  
https://twitter.com/TomArnold/status/​1​437899887194959873?s=19

One of the easiest things I've ever done was hire my bud #NormMacdonald to write the Roseanne show in 1992. Harder was letting him out of his contract in 1993 so he could take his dream job on SNL.Norm was fearless in comedy & life & his unique voice is missed by all of us today
 
2021-09-14 9:43:20 PM  

cretinbob: Ignoramist: cretinbob: Science_Guy_3.14159: Oh man, I was wondering why he hadn't been in the movie business in a while. I know he was still good friends with the Adam Sandler gang.

He was a really funny guy, and if Adam Sandler considered him a friend I can guarantee he was a genuine good person.

RIP

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he shouldn't.

Uh.

Adam Sandler gets a lot of shiat he deserves.

He made Jack & Jill.  On purpose.

Yeah, he does deserve some, but not as much as he gets.


But the South Park said,...
 
2021-09-14 9:47:05 PM  
https://twitter.com/davidcrosss/statu​s​/1437914634854584327?s=19

Just gutted about Norm. When I was going through a tough time after I was publicly defined as a "racist p.o.s." Norm Macdonald was literally the FIRST person to reach out and  tell me that he knew that was ridiculous, that he knew I was a good person and that he had my back. RIP
 
2021-09-14 9:47:06 PM  

stoli n coke: But the South Park said,...


nobody needs South Park to tell you Adam Sandler is WAY overrated and should have been back doing skit comedy as an extra decades ago.
 
2021-09-14 9:50:43 PM  

dbaggins: stoli n coke: But the South Park said,...

nobody needs South Park to tell you Adam Sandler is WAY overrated and should have been back doing skit comedy as an extra decades ago.


No, but as we see every election cycle, they do tend to spawn oft parroted opinions from developmentally stunted manchildren.

And much of the overblown Adam Sandler hate came directly after that episode.
 
2021-09-14 10:01:39 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/statu​s​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.


You can tell from his guest visits that Norm and Conan were close, much like Conan was with Shandling too.. obviously their families are top of the list, but, in some ways I think Conan has really went through a lot losing two comedic giants in his own personal life in a pretty short span.
 
2021-09-14 10:04:29 PM  

lincoln65: His bit where he was hosting the first "YouTube webbies" awards with Jenny Slate and some other guy was absolutely hilarious.

They were all dressed up and treating it like a red carpet star studded event, and clearly wanted it to go well for the benefit of their careers.
He's out there in sweats just ripping on the "internet celebrity" era. Just priceless. [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/A848xpsD​Jbw]


Every single time he says ALL THE STARS ARE HERE you can't help but feel sorry for and crack up at the poor souls who who got roped into being on air with him, and it just gets funnier every single time it happens
 
2021-09-14 10:14:02 PM  
I saw Dirty Work in the theater. It was practically empty. People missed a good one. I couldnt understand why more people weren't there...
 
2021-09-14 10:24:07 PM  

Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/statu​s​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.


I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it
 
2021-09-14 10:24:31 PM  

TDWCom29: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.

I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it if there was a falling out


Slight edit
 
2021-09-14 10:25:07 PM  
have to say - I never realized just how much I enjoyed his comedy until I heard today he had passed away. reading this thread and watching the clips people posted made me literally laugh out loud

i'll add one of my own - his final Letterman appearance.

Norm Macdonald Last Stand Up on Letterman
Youtube mFjEvl43zYY


/fark cancer
//Norm was a legend
 
2021-09-14 10:30:36 PM  
Norm beat OJ to death.
 
2021-09-14 10:37:58 PM  
Also, for better or worse depending on your opinion of him, Norm gave Kyle Mooney his big break playing his (Norm's) nephew on the short-lived sports show he had on Comedy Central. Personally this clip made me laugh like a farking idiot when I first saw it, but ymmv

Sports Show With Norm Macdonald S01E02
Youtube uE8ttZoN32Q
 
2021-09-14 10:45:10 PM  

poconojoe: have to say - I never realized just how much I enjoyed his comedy until I heard today he had passed away. reading this thread and watching the clips people posted made me literally laugh out loud

i'll add one of my own - his final Letterman appearance.

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/fark cancer
//Norm was a legend


Norm gettin' a biatchoked up there.
 
2021-09-14 10:45:45 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: poconojoe: have to say - I never realized just how much I enjoyed his comedy until I heard today he had passed away. reading this thread and watching the clips people posted made me literally laugh out loud

i'll add one of my own - his final Letterman appearance.

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/fark cancer
//Norm was a legend

Norm gettin' a biatchoked up there.


Filter p'wnd
 
2021-09-14 10:49:52 PM  

TDWCom29: Also, for better or worse depending on your opinion of him, Norm gave Kyle Mooney his big break playing his (Norm's) nephew on the short-lived sports show he had on Comedy Central. Personally this clip made me laugh like a farking idiot when I first saw it, but ymmv

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/uE8ttZoN​32Q?start=605]


Kyle Mooney was the reason I gave up on that show.
 
2021-09-14 10:53:40 PM  

fsbilly: And yet, Dennis Miller lives.


There really is no justice.
 
2021-09-14 10:55:06 PM  
Congratulations Norm MacDonald on keeping a secret in the entertainment industry for nine years.
 
2021-09-14 10:56:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: [YouTube video: Talk show host makes fun of women drivers]


Talk show host?  Who the heck posted that clip calling the SNL anchor job a "talk show"?
 
2021-09-14 10:59:17 PM  
A Tribute to Norm Macdonald
Youtube ndx8HyPh5E0
 
2021-09-14 11:08:32 PM  
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2021-09-14 11:09:57 PM  

TDWCom29: TDWCom29: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.

I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it if there was a falling out

Slight edit


He probably wasn't on due to his cancer progressing, and he was dying. He was pretty much quiet the last couple of year or so. He was battling cancer for nearly a decade.
 
2021-09-14 11:10:31 PM  

TheAugurofDunlain: "Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage."


RIP to the man who taught me what funny was. Our generation's Groucho Marx.


Obviously a very old quote. Woody Allen movies haven't been funny haha for many years.
 
2021-09-14 11:11:07 PM  
After his cancer diagnosis...
https://twitter.com/anylaurie16/statu​s​/1437848499303829505?s=19

Norm MacDonald was a true GOAT. As a comic, as a talk show guest. A true original. He tweeted this to me as my dad was dying from cancer in 2014, "I'm just an idiot, Laurie but I found when I embraced the pain as tightly as I could it became love. I pray for you." RIP Norm. 🇨🇦
 
2021-09-14 11:12:05 PM  
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2021-09-14 11:14:01 PM  

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"loed knows I have."
 
2021-09-14 11:17:50 PM  
He's a local from Ottawa (where I live).  The death is a big deal around here and the city considers him one of their own.

He is arguably one of the funniest people ever.
 
2021-09-14 11:18:23 PM  

demonfaerie: TDWCom29: TDWCom29: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.

I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it if there was a falling out

Slight edit

He probably wasn't on due to his cancer progressing, and he was dying. He was pretty much quiet the last couple of year or so. He was battling cancer for nearly a decade.


That's possible, in fact probable. Like I said it's just speculation on my part. But he did work up until last year, so who knows
 
2021-09-14 11:19:48 PM  

fsbilly: And yet, Dennis Miller lives.


His references are too obscure to let him die, sadly.
 
2021-09-14 11:22:19 PM  
I find this video of him handling a heckler pretty brilliant also an excellent example of his type of humour:

Norm Macdonald Destroys a Heckling Teacher During Standup
Youtube dAg9M-O9wGo
 
2021-09-14 11:23:06 PM  

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


You had to correct a twitter post, didn't you?
 
2021-09-14 11:53:56 PM  
Buried in a shallow grave?
 
2021-09-14 11:57:56 PM  

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Breuer's MacDonald impression is f$cking awesome.
 
2021-09-15 12:00:09 AM  

zjoik: EdwardTellerhands: [Fark user image image 346x768]

Brief appearance on his Wiki page today.

Kinda wonder if that was a request in his will and testament


Even if it isn't for a brief moment, it was done.

/still sad that Handling never got his standing eight at his funeral.
 
2021-09-15 12:16:34 AM  
RIP Norm Macdonald
Youtube JAIm5vjos50
 
2021-09-15 12:17:14 AM  

Jesterling: You know the worst thing about dying of cancer?


The hypocrisy.


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/bummed out
//I didn't know he was sick
///sorry, done stealing his jokes now


He was really the comedians' comedian.  He was the person the funniest people thought was funny.  Probably not the guy to consistently fill large arenas are make crowds go crazy.  Also, his movies will only cult classics.  Not a good actor.  Not even good at impressions (although they were funny too).  He was just f$cking clever as f$ck.
 
2021-09-15 12:17:39 AM  

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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Legendary, that was a f.u. to the producers who wanted him to go more harder.
 
2021-09-15 12:31:05 AM  
I've seen 4 or 5 different videos claiming to be Norm's last appearance.

This one also claims that, but it's clearly a Cameo, so I have no idea why the person thinks they know its the last.  They couldn't.

Norm Macdonald Last Video Before Death | Norm Macdonald Last Video Here |
Youtube dgYhonfN9z8
 
2021-09-15 12:33:50 AM  
ALSO claims to be Norm's last appearance.  He tells a dirty joke in this one. Mocking a Canadian. Another Cameo, probably to THAT Canadian.

Norm Macdonald Last Recorded Video Before His Death Will Make You Cry
Youtube IwgEYvhEwwM
 
2021-09-15 12:40:45 AM  
Jay Leno doesn't pretend he was actually friends with Norm, but if you want to hear his opinion....

@ConwayShow - Jay Leno remembers legendary comedian Norm Macdonald
Youtube kfpjapjXzyk
 
2021-09-15 1:07:41 AM  

Kris_Romm: Jay Leno doesn't pretend he was actually friends with Norm, but if you want to hear his opinion....

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Leno is incredibly gracious, generous and insightful in his comments about MacDonald.  Thanks for that.
 
2021-09-15 1:47:11 AM  

zjoik: SNL should have frank Stallone do the next weekend update.


Only if Sly writes the whole thing.
 
2021-09-15 1:52:40 AM  

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.


Meh. I don't find Larry David funny, in fact pretty much unfunny. To each their own.

But it does seem like in the last decade or so that more and more people were willing to jump on the bandwagon and give him the credit he was due.
 
2021-09-15 2:39:58 AM  
The more great comedians we lose in my lifetime, the more I want to actualize my goal in life of getting into comedy.
I think I have almost collected enough life stories to try.
 
2021-09-15 5:53:52 AM  

Science_Guy_3.14159: RIP Yaphit


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It would be really funny if they brought in Adam Corolla to do the voice.
 
2021-09-15 6:05:53 AM  

Kris_Romm: [pbs.twimg.com image 708x900]


Is that bobcat goldthwaite on the right?
 
2021-09-15 7:57:54 AM  
a day later, still listening to nothing but norm.

random thought.  he always talked about being a hypochondriac. I wonder if he found humor in that he not only had to deal with cancer, but that it took 9 years to take him out.

I also wonder what kind of cancer he had that he dealt with that long. My guess is a lymphoma?
 
2021-09-15 8:01:43 AM  
Everyone, watch the Seth Meyers intro.  He's got a couple good Norm stories.  The dad joke just killed me.
 
2021-09-15 8:06:47 AM  

phimuskapsi: LL316: I'd pay good money to watch a show about comedians sitting around telling Norm McDonald stories.

There are tons of YouTube clips from radio interviews:

https://youtu.be/9SQCH_xTbHw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chUQao​fQIUs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0BbO​LVu38


Farking brilliant.  Thanks!
 
2021-09-15 8:25:23 AM  
This is the third week in a row where someone meaningful to me has died (Michael K Williams last week, Nanci Griffith before that). I don't know how many I have left in me.

/the more I hear about that cancer fella, the more I don't care for him
 
2021-09-15 8:46:17 AM  

Ignoramist: Moroning: So the funny quota in the world increased today. Dude made Seinfeld seem funny.

Other comedians saw him as the best of the best.

Says a lot about your sense of humor.


They said he was the funniest.

Not the best.

Splitting hairs maybe, but lots of funny people aren't great comedians, or even comedians at all.  And too many great comedians aren't very funny.
 
2021-09-15 8:47:11 AM  
You should watch the episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Norm. It was funny and pretty revealing. Seinfeld asked if he put a lot of work into the "the Germans decided to take on... THE WORLD" joke, and Norm said, "Goddamn right I did."
 
2021-09-15 9:53:09 AM  

TDWCom29: TDWCom29: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.

I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it if there was a falling out

Slight edit


There were oddities...  he never drove.  Stories of him losing his phone, unreachable, skipping interviews because he slept through things.

He told a joke once on Conan, where Andy was the recipient of the punchline, basically the punchline: 'Andy is gay'.  Reportedly there may have been tension between Norm and Andy at that point, and perhaps why he hadn't been invited back...  it's not a punchline, but one Norm often would go to, bugging the likes of his sidekick Adam Eget, or taunting Artie Lange before a set in San Francisco.  I'm certain a lot of stuff goes off a comedian's back, but Andy also has a gay son, and if the reason for not being invited back is related, standing up for him, well, I get it.

So far as not being on the Conan podcast, who knows.  I don't know of anything he's been on recently.  Maybe cancer treatment took a toll.  He looked a little rough on his coronavirus set he did last April, and the few short interviews he did with others during lockdown.  Conan had mentioned during one podcast in the year that he has a huge respect for Norm's delivery, and don't give a shiat attitude, so surely he has mad respect for him.

Anyway, love so much of what Norm has done.  His book is brilliant.
 
2021-09-15 10:19:52 AM  
:(
 
2021-09-15 1:26:04 PM  
As if it came from Norm himself...

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2021-09-15 3:29:09 PM  
 
2021-09-15 3:50:12 PM  

Uncle Pooky: https://twitter.com/AndyRichter/statu​s​/1437855740207587328


Some of the videos in that thread are great too. I love the Pistorius bit.
 
2021-09-15 9:42:41 PM  

jicon: TDWCom29: TDWCom29: Unbridled Apathy: https://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status​/1437863451980808192?s=19

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I'm so sad for all of us today.

I do wonder if there was some sort of falling out between Norm and Conan. He was never on Conan's podcast even though that seemed like a slam dunk, and he hadn't been on Conan's TV show since 2016. Frankly, Norm did go at least a little bit Dennis Miller in his final years, wonder if that had anything to do with it if there was a falling out

Slight edit

There were oddities...  he never drove.  Stories of him losing his phone, unreachable, skipping interviews because he slept through things.

He told a joke once on Conan, where Andy was the recipient of the punchline, basically the punchline: 'Andy is gay'.  Reportedly there may have been tension between Norm and Andy at that point, and perhaps why he hadn't been invited back...  it's not a punchline, but one Norm often would go to, bugging the likes of his sidekick Adam Eget, or taunting Artie Lange before a set in San Francisco.  I'm certain a lot of stuff goes off a comedian's back, but Andy also has a gay son, and if the reason for not being invited back is related, standing up for him, well, I get it.

So far as not being on the Conan podcast, who knows.  I don't know of anything he's been on recently.  Maybe cancer treatment took a toll.  He looked a little rough on his coronavirus set he did last April, and the few short interviews he did with others during lockdown.  Conan had mentioned during one podcast in the year that he has a huge respect for Norm's delivery, and don't give a shiat attitude, so surely he has mad respect for him.

Anyway, love so much of what Norm has done.  His book is brilliant.


If Andy held a grudge he ain't saying it now. Instead...

Andy Richter Shared A Text From His Sister Detailing How Engaging And Kind Norm MacDonald Was To Her Years Ago
 
2021-09-15 11:59:04 PM  
Yet ANOTHER Cameo mislabeled as Norm's last video...   I guess this is a thing now.

I'm embedding it up because its got his Mom, even though I know this Youtuber is a lying liar who lies about this being his actual last video.

Norm Macdonald Letest video before death. #NormMacdonaldViralVideo
Youtube 8K111ZrY7UE
 
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