25 Replies to “RIP Norm Macdonald”

  1. That’s awful. Cancer … and gone at 61. Unlucky. I will miss him a lot … because I “got” his humor, and considered it intellectually challenging.

  2. Flags are at half-mast across the country after the pubic learned of Norm’s passing.
    Norm Macdonald was a man in full and will be sore missed.

    1. Not sure how you can tell the flags are at half-mast for Norm. They’ve been flying at half-mast for weeks, where I live. May he rest in peace.

      1. Yep.
        I loved his years at SNL.
        He certainly hammered OJ Simpson from day one of his executing Nicole and Ron .
        Took enormous balls to do that, which eventually got him fired from the show.

  3. May never have laughed harder in my life than the time I saw Norm on Live At The Improv in ’93. Anytime I think of weiner dogs or backseat middle I remember Norm. He made SNL’s Weekend Update a fun must watch – nobody did it better. Huge Loss of a comedy giant!

  4. People often say that his comedy “killed”, but it very nearly killed me. I was laughing so hard at one of his more infamous routines that I almost drove off the highway in the wee hours one morning. Yes, he took you by surprise. Sic transit Gloria mundi.

  5. RIP Norm.
    Funniest Canadian ever.

    His ESPYS hosting gig was incredible and no one has come close hosting anything I’ve seen since.

    /To Charles Woodson who’s watching from the audience./
    “Charles Woodson is here tonight, first defensive player Heisman winner ever.”
    “Congratulations Charles”
    They can never take that away from you, unless you kill your wife”

  6. No other comedian had a sense of humor like Norm. Nobody. His jokes would often hit you like a left hook out of nowhere. Still others you’d chuckle at first, but then you got the real meaning of the joke and died laughing.

    Will really miss him.

  7. Let’s not forget – A deep thinker as well as a comedic genius. Not sure what the context was but Norm gave the “Astrophysicist” a little spanking.

    Neil Tyson
    · Apr 3, 2019
    The Universe is blind to our sorrows and indifferent to our pains.
    Have a nice day!

    2:03 AM · Apr 11, 2019

    Norm Macdonald
    Neil, there is a logic flaw in your little aphorism that seems quite telling. Since you and I are part of the Universe, then we would also be indifferent and uncaring. Perhaps you forgot, Neil, that we are not superior to the Universe but merely a fraction of it. Nice day, indeed, Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Macdonald 1 Tyson 0

    1. Ah, the good old shaggy dog story. No comedian seems to know how to tell them any more.

  8. Been re-watching tons of his stuff over the last few years. The guy was truly a genius (comedic and otherwise). RIP sir.

  9. The guy was fearlessly funny.
    An equal opportunity comic insulter.
    Got in trouble once when he said on Letterman’s show that he would like to follow certain president of one of the networks and kick his ass.
    They cancelled his show.
    A funny man.