Unlike his comic peers, who aspired for a spot on Johnny Carson tonight showNorm Macdonald dreams of joining the cast of saturday night live. appointed as the sixth anchor of SNL The segment, “Weekend Update,” features McDonald following in the strange footsteps of celebs like Chevy Chase, Kevin Nealon, and Jen Curtin. How did Chase and other celebrities react to McDonald’s death at the young age of 61? Here’s what we know:
Norm Macdonald has already missed
When Norm McDonald died on September 14, 2021, friends and colleagues were stunned to learn that the comedian had been in a personal struggle with cancer for at least a decade. chase, first time saturday night live The “Weekend Update” anchor, MacDonald, has been called one of her “cutest and funniest” friends ever. According to Alienation, Chase remains in hilarious form even as he mourns his late friend:
“Norm MacDonald and I have been great friends for many years. Of course, I first met him when he played the newsman SNL. He was the best! Besides me. I know I’m joking right now, because I’m totally bored.”
Rob Schneider, whose tenure was an . is as SNL Cast member overlapped McDonald’s for a year, changed Twitter To mourn your late friend:
“Normally, I didn’t like you at all. I loved you. You just didn’t make me laugh. You made me cry with laughter. I’m still crying today. But when I think of you, I’m in tears Get down from my face, with memories of all the laughs and all the joy you’ve brought to all of us. Relaxation.”
Seth Rogen, who hosted SNL Credits the late “Weekend Update” anchor for inspiring him as a young actor, 10 years after McDonald left the show. Expressing his shock and dismay at McDonald’s unexpected death, he posted Twitter:
“Oh f*ck. I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially broke his delivery when I first started acting. I’d especially look forward to seeing him on a talk show. That’s that far We lost a comedy legend today. One of the all-time greats. Tear down.”
saturday night live Producer Lorne Michaels said McDonald “means the world” to everyone. SNL Paying heartfelt tribute to McDonald at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards show:
“When you work with someone for so many years, and they make you laugh, and you know who they are as a person and as a friend. I think Norm is one of the funniest people out there.” There was one I’ve ever known and, because he’s Canadian, I’d put him right there in the top five.
Adam Sandler, who wrote dozens SNL Appeared in over 90 episodes of sketch and classic comedy shows, he remembered billy madison He co-starred as a fearless, funny man who gave him some of the hardest laughs of his life.
It wasn’t just SNL alumni who mourned Norm Macdonald
host of Late Late Show with James Corden Said there was no one like Norm MacDonald. According to US Weekly, Corden explained:
“Whenever I got a chance to be in his class, I felt fortunate. He leaves us with one of the greatest comics of all time, perhaps the greatest guest in the history of late night television, I think. “
After McDonald’s death Stephen Colbert apologized for coming up with a good joke if he didn’t have comedy chops. Explaining that only MacDonald could have come up with such a joke, Colbert said, “I am going to miss the fact that there is no one left on the planet who can do it, and the world of comedy today is its is poor.”
Steve Martin called McDonald “one of a kind”, while Jim Carrey described his late friend as “an honest and courageous comedy genius”.
Born Norman Jean MacDonald on October 17, 1959, in Quebec, Canada, the future witty was the son of two schoolteachers. He honed his comedy before appearing as a contestant on Open Mic Nights in Toronto in the mid-1980s star search in the 1990s. Two years later, McDonald landed a writing gig for the sitcom Roseanne.
McDonald’s deadpan delivery and sense of comedic timing make him the perfect “Weekend Update” anchor saturday night live, where he provided his unique style of news commentary from 1994 to 1997.
they left us with a lot of laughter
Norm Macdonald appeared in dozens of films in his very short life, including billy madisonhandjob The People vs Larry Flintahandjob man on the moon, And screwed. in addition to the following SNL, he gave his visual and voice for such shows family Guyhandjob my name is Earl, And a minute with stan hooper. As the accolades and memories keep on coming, we’ll leave you with this uniquely McDonald quote:
“I’m grateful for women. I think women are smarter than men. Plus, without women, there would be no cookies.”