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Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/14/21 1:58 p.m.
eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
9/14/21 1:59 p.m.
Stefan (Forum Supporter) said:

berkeley Cancer

+ 1,000,000   RIP Norm

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa PowerDork
9/14/21 2:22 p.m.

9 year battle.  Damn.

 

berkeley cancer.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
9/14/21 2:45 p.m.

No E36 M3s were given when Norm tied into someone. No hostages.

His delivery took me quite a while to accept, but he was one funny SOB.  Sorry to hear about this.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/14/21 2:46 p.m.
Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/14/21 2:51 p.m.

Jesus, didnt see this coming.  So long Turd Ferguson.

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iansane
iansane HalfDork
9/14/21 2:58 p.m.

His delivery definitely took some adjusting to but once you did, holy hell was he a funny dude.

RIP.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
9/14/21 3:38 p.m.

Wow, didn't expect that.  Too young.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
9/14/21 4:07 p.m.

Man, he was one of my favorites. Cancer sucks. sad

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
9/14/21 4:21 p.m.

Great segment from Howard Stern and Norm there.  I hadn't seen that so thanks John Welsh.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) PowerDork
9/14/21 4:29 p.m.

A true legend. The guy would steamroll anything and everything. One funny SoB. RIP. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/14/21 4:33 p.m.

In reply to 84FSP :

Facebook had served me up that video recently. Upon reading this news I thought I'd post the link. I didn't realize that Letterman had been such a staple of his career. 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
9/14/21 5:15 p.m.

Consider that this was a dude making cracks about dying from cancer, while fighting cancer. Damn. 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
9/14/21 7:07 p.m.
iansane said:

His delivery definitely took some adjusting to but once you did, holy hell was he a funny dude.

RIP.

He was definitely an acquired taste.  I got him.  

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
9/14/21 7:20 p.m.
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/14/21 7:34 p.m.

Big fan here. I still say he was the best Weekend Update host that SNL has ever had.

If you have Peacock, they have a collection of his SNL skits up right now. It includes 3 episodes of Celebrity Jeopardy.

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane UltraDork
9/14/21 9:50 p.m.

Big fan here as well..   Norm Macdonald has been making jokes about cancer for a while, and him not really saying he was dealing with is very in character:

 

STM317
STM317 UberDork
9/15/21 4:41 a.m.

I'm totally ok with this becoming a thread where we just post funny Norm clips

 

STM317
STM317 UberDork
9/15/21 4:50 a.m.

The best part of the best comedians is that nobody is off limits

 

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
9/15/21 7:00 a.m.

Definitely went on a Norm clip binge last night. Hilarious. Thanks Norm. RIP.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/15/21 8:27 a.m.

Yep, I was bummed when I heard the news yesterday. One of the all-time greats. His acerbic, deadpan style just killed me. RIP. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/15/21 9:49 a.m.

There was a story,  I hope is true, that Norm wanted to play Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy and have the real Burt Reynolds come out, coldcock Norm's Burt, and take his place. And be even dumber. Burt Reynolds was completely on board.  And then Norm got fired. 

What a skit that would have been.

iansane
iansane HalfDork
9/15/21 9:56 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

That would have been epic.

I keep hearing rumblings that a big reason he was fired was for calling out OJ repeatedly (which totally tracks with his personality). But ya know, this being the internet and all I have seen no actual proof.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
9/15/21 10:05 a.m.

In reply to iansane :

Its pretty much confirmed that he got fired over making more and more savage jokes about OJ. Some exec was friends with OJ and got all butthurt over it. Years later Norm Macdonald tried to get OJ on his podcast and I guess OJ was on board but then his lawyer put two and two together and wouldn't let him go on

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/15/21 10:30 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

"This just in:  murder is now legal in California. "

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