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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
    More: Sad, Weekend Update, Kevin Nealon, Saturday Night Live, Dennis Miller, Chris Farley, Norm Macdonald, NBC, Lori Jo Hoekstra  
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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  

The Devil's Bartender: [Fark user image image 460x345]
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
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/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
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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
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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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