Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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  
•       •       •

8666 clicks; posted to Main » and Entertainment » on 14 Sep 2021 at 3:33 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



386 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Newest | Show all

 
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  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-09-14 11:14:01 PM  

medius: [Fark user image image 425x207]


"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  

Grungehamster: [64.media.tumblr.com image 850x611]

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/OqfPPKD-​aV0?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=11]



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.


[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/ljaP2etv​Dc4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


/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.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/L-9wo_ap​Q1s?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=3]


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....

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/kfpjapjX​zyk?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=3]


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


[Fark user image image 425x423]


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...

i.redd.itView Full Size
 
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
 
Displayed 36 of 386 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.