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Author Topic: RIP Norm MacDonald  (Read 1301 times)

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RIP Norm MacDonald
« on: September 14, 2021, 01:33:52 PM »
Legit shocked by this one, had no idea he was sick.

RIP.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 01:37:25 PM »
Omg.  Totally shocked. 

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 01:50:15 PM »
Funny mofo. RIP.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 01:50:38 PM »
One if the funniest people of all time.  Truly sad for a celebrity death.  RIP.
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 01:53:29 PM »
"Norm" was a seriously underrated sitcom.
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2021, 01:54:58 PM »
Oh, what a shame.  One of my favorites.  His delivery/storytelling was everything.  His jokes in almost anybody else's hands would fall flat.  Sad day.  RIP.
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 01:55:16 PM »
Artie Lange is somehow going to be the Keith Richards of that comedy circle and outlive everyone into his 80s, isnt he?

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2021, 01:59:15 PM »
His intentional bombing at the Bob Saget Roast remains legendary.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2021, 02:02:09 PM »
Norm did a Letterman impression years ago on SNL that was hilarious.  May he rest in peace.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2021, 02:12:53 PM »
In his honor, our dealership is hiding dead hookers in trunks.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2021, 02:17:40 PM »
RIP Norm. Once I learned to appreciate him, just seeing him made me laugh.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2021, 02:23:27 PM »
One if the funniest people of all time.  Truly sad for a celebrity death.  RIP.

Very funny. But I would say he was even more clever than just funny.
He had so many one liners where you needed a second or two to get it.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2021, 02:23:35 PM »
His intentional bombing at the Bob Saget Roast remains legendary.

Just watched this.  Stays committed to the bit until the end.  Hilarious.

RIP
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2021, 02:24:40 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWR4X_JsgMw

One of my favorite Weekend Update jokes of his.

Always enjoy when the joke is just a setup for follow up jokes.  Example: Andy Richter The Swedish German Joke
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2021, 02:38:37 PM »
Sad to hear of this gifted comedian's death.
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2021, 03:15:05 PM »
One of my all time favorites. His book, “Based on a True Story” was laugh out loud funny. Loved his podcasts, too.RIP

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2021, 03:40:32 PM »
9 year battle with cancer.  Didn't want anyone to know, he didn't want people reacting differently to his comedy.

Had never heard his Crocodile Hunter bit until today.  Hilarious.
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2021, 03:49:08 PM »
+1 on all. Loved Norm and shocked to hear of his death given that he never disclosed he was sick. 

I'll add some of his interviews about his friendship with Ueck as part of the canon and must watch given the local connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiooeRAdcjU

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2021, 07:48:54 PM »

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2021, 08:51:54 PM »
Oh man, this sucks. I loved Norm. He was one of my favorites…so, so funny.

One of my favorite Norm moments ever was an interview on Conan with Courtney Thorne-Smith in the late 90s.

« Last Edit: September 15, 2021, 07:33:12 AM by StillAWarrior »
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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2021, 09:55:47 PM »
A classy post

https://mobile.twitter.com/SenatorDole/status/1437867344106332169

Wow, I would have confidently answered No if someone asked me if Bob Dole was still alive.  Then again he's basically middle aged for the Senate

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 04:36:52 PM »
Ive went down a few YouTube rabbit holes with people posting tributes to Norm, but if you want pure comedic poetry in motion, watch clips of him on Conan.  Talk about guys who understand each other comedically.  The banter is fantastic, but even better is Conan's ability to realize Norm is onto something and just get out of his way.  Or keep his story on the tracks.  Its just fantastic.

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 04:40:24 PM »
Norm would have been cancelled immediately today for his ESPYs monolog. Epic stuff here. I loved the look on Elway's face when Norm brought up the Broncos; he was scared what was coming next.

https://youtu.be/2mhUIIhcTb8

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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2021, 07:43:21 PM »
It's part of the eccentric greatness of Norm that he was suffering for nine years and told no one, not even family.

In 2011, he remarked that he never liked the idea of a comedian getting laughs for sympathy's sake and thus never let on how things were going downhill.

Norm was also a eccentric gambler, once noting that "They say gambling is a disease. If so, it's the only disease that lets you make lots of money."

https://www.gq.com/story/norm-macdonald-gambling-vegas


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Re: RIP Norm MacDonald
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2021, 08:48:04 PM »
Is it true he was fired from SNL because of too many O.J. jokes?

 

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