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Harryonthest

85 points

12 days ago

say it ain't so that old chunk o coal bit the dust? about damn time if you ask me

zachariahmedia

80 points

12 days ago

Ya know what they say - speak ill of the dead.

cannotbefaded

219 points

12 days ago

...I had to check to see if this is real. Holy shit....

carbonx

84 points

12 days ago

carbonx

UPDATE

84 points

12 days ago

yeah, clicked on the link expecting it to be some lame joke. It's pretty lame, all right....

evandarnold

70 points

12 days ago

Brutal. What a loss.

HeckYouMotherHecker

1.9k points

12 days ago

I didn’t even know he was sick

masu94

62 points

12 days ago

masu94

62 points

12 days ago

If this isn't the most upvoted comment, something's wrong.

probablyuntrue

8 points

12 days ago

Wish uh granted I guess

masu94

6 points

12 days ago

masu94

6 points

12 days ago

It was an unnecessary comment, I agree. I just want Norm to have a nice dirtnap.

ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP

3 points

12 days ago

Oh, it will be

dragonsky

453 points

12 days ago

dragonsky

453 points

12 days ago

Norm's doctor, 2010: So..you have cancer....do you want to announce this to your fans?

Norm: Nah, one day it will result in a great reddit comment... I'd keep my health problems prive.

Norm's doctor: Alright, fair enough.....now say "oink!"

HeckYouMotherHecker

81 points

12 days ago

You were expecting a joke? From his cardiologist?

dragonsky

80 points

12 days ago

More of a comment, really

obvious-but-profound

20 points

12 days ago

Gold

youluckypeople

126 points

12 days ago

He really needs better insurance

YouAreDreaming

39 points

12 days ago

Norms cancer isn’t funny. It’s alarming

edlolington

182 points

12 days ago

Let's let "I didn't even know he was sick" retire after this, no context can really top this. Rest easy old boy.

dragonsky

34 points

12 days ago

Why don't you tell to the folks at home who Norm Macdonald is?

daric

7 points

12 days ago

daric

7 points

12 days ago

For ten years, evidently.

conundrumbombs

335 points

12 days ago

I love Norm Macdonald so much. I don't really have a joke for this. More of a comment, really.

CaptainHolt43

8 points

12 days ago

I really needed to read this

GiorgosKet83

0 points

12 days ago

Came here to write this

Just_some_n00b

106 points

12 days ago

I didn’t even know he was sick

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6i48vc

For the uninitiated.

TheMyzaya

15 points

12 days ago

Ty.

ronton

39 points

12 days ago

ronton

39 points

12 days ago

His death really rattled me, but this comment brought me right back.

KailortheDestroyer

5 points

12 days ago

same.

Bgal31089

3 points

12 days ago

Came here for this comment :(

TScottFitzgerald

77 points

12 days ago

TScottFitzgerald

Are you Serious?!

77 points

12 days ago

9/14 will forever be a national tragedy...international

splitshema

26 points

12 days ago

This is so sad. Rip to a legend.

Ok-Needleworker-8876

49 points

12 days ago

What the fuck????

hellahater

9 points

12 days ago

Is this real?

Professor_Crab

8 points

12 days ago

Sadly yes

hellahater

4 points

12 days ago

We all need to watch norm videos tonight.

Professor_Crab

6 points

12 days ago

Just watched a few, I’m only 25 but I came across him on SNL reruns on vh1 and whatnot when my parents would watch and he always had a sense of humor that was perfect for me. Since then I’ve watched tons of clips and really learned to love him as a comedian, RIP.

dragonsky

325 points

12 days ago

dragonsky

325 points

12 days ago

I.....um.... wow, what the fuck

This one hits

Just....wow...

I am sure he would've wanted us to make jokes but I can't think of any right now.

The fact he was hiding his DECADE OLD fight with cancer is just... massive respect.

I can't believe it :( I really hope he wrote that second book :( Just...wow :(

Enjoy your dirt nap, Norm <3

PeterBernsteinSucks

155 points

12 days ago

And here I was thinking he was too lazy to get off his couch and stop eating a sandwich for an hour to make a podcast ... the old chunk of coal was actually fighting cancer.

[deleted]

63 points

12 days ago*

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63 points

12 days ago*

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apheliotrophic

198 points

12 days ago

He set us up for one last 'I didn't even know he was sick!'

dunes1

11 points

12 days ago

dunes1

11 points

12 days ago

RIP, biggest inspiration to us all.
Praying for his friends and family.

augustinefromhippo

22 points

12 days ago

dirt nap

:(

Jocosity

20 points

12 days ago

Jocosity

20 points

12 days ago

Sir, that joke is for the worms.

TheSmokedSalmon420

1.7k points

12 days ago

The funniest person on earth died today.

Fuck.

dragonsky

150 points

12 days ago

dragonsky

150 points

12 days ago

The funniest person on earth died today.

Damn, RIP Sarah Silverman, I didn't know she was sick

Mok66

2 points

12 days ago

Mok66

2 points

12 days ago

Not even in the top 500

dragonsky

98 points

12 days ago

I mean, who's funnier than Sarah Silverman?

Other than dudes

augustinefromhippo

42 points

12 days ago

Wrong! Amy Schumer is alive and well!

If you consider being very fat "well" that is. Well fed maybe.

probablyuntrue

-18 points

12 days ago

Real classy to use the news of someone's death to shit on someone else entirely

augustinefromhippo

19 points

12 days ago

Thanks probablyuntrue, like anyone gives a fuck what you think

highasagiraffepussy

16 points

12 days ago

Like anyone’ll fuckin’ listen to you

TheHip41

18 points

12 days ago

TheHip41

18 points

12 days ago

Yeah, that guy is a real jerk.

mzxrules

196 points

12 days ago

mzxrules

196 points

12 days ago

"I didn't think he was that funny" - Some NBC exec

masu94

25 points

12 days ago

masu94

25 points

12 days ago

Ahhh - one of those guys in suits that hangs out in the hallways.

The_Bee_Sneeze

65 points

12 days ago

My wife and I just hugged each other. Norm was a huge part of our lives. Devastating news.

NewFolgers

25 points

12 days ago

Well that sucks.

(I figure Norm might put it this way)

dibzim

13 points

12 days ago

dibzim

13 points

12 days ago

Damn. This hurts - RIP King

[deleted]

13 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

13 points

12 days ago

I saw Norm two years ago perform live in NYC. He was a mess, but had glimmers of the man we knew from SNL. I always treasured the memory and it hits hard today

hellahater

126 points

12 days ago

hellahater

126 points

12 days ago

I don’t know what to do.

dweckl

2 points

12 days ago

dweckl

2 points

12 days ago

I'm so sad. Confused. How could this happen?

frodo_sucks

2 points

12 days ago

God dammit.

augustinefromhippo

57 points

12 days ago

This guys is a great comedian, but the last thing he did was lose.

I guess he’s a loser.

Rhinocerotic

51 points

12 days ago

well it’s not like the cancer lives on. really it’s more of a draw i think.

BUNTHUNDER2077

98 points

12 days ago

I’m really bummed about this

amazonperson1234

240 points

12 days ago

How did Artie outlast Norm? #dirtnap

crispytoast9

104 points

12 days ago

crispytoast9

Weekend Update

104 points

12 days ago

Or so the Germans would have us believe…

ddddrrrreeeewwww

1 points

12 days ago

No fuckin way!

FMG1978

9 points

12 days ago

FMG1978

9 points

12 days ago

They found his body buried in a shallow grave

JaxR2009

16 points

12 days ago

JaxR2009

16 points

12 days ago

APRIL FOOLS - Comedian/Entertainer/Podcaster Norm Macdonald is alive and well!

Fixner_Blount

660 points

12 days ago

The fact that all the writers are saying he "fought a battle with cancer" is infuriating.

If anything, he tied his battle with cancer. Because when he died, the cancer also died.

RIP Norm. This sucks.

[deleted]

1 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

1 points

12 days ago

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MrMcMikkel

12 points

12 days ago

It's one of norms jokes

RacistestDudeOnHere

22 points

12 days ago

This was the point I was looking for. I’m sad.

Rip norm

ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP

69 points

12 days ago

Norm a real one... dying just so cancer doesn't win

masu94

27 points

12 days ago

masu94

27 points

12 days ago

The old Kamikaze-Cancer trick.

JeanDeny314

411 points

12 days ago

Fuck fuck fuck

Rest In Peace you really helped me a lot.

Fucking devastated.

Diam0ndsnake

2 points

12 days ago

...Sorry what?

DopedUpDoomer

2 points

12 days ago

What the fuck

mrpopenfresh

2 points

12 days ago

Jesus Christ

DQ11

1 points

12 days ago

DQ11

1 points

12 days ago

Wtf. Didn’t expect this. No Bueno. He was hilarious and a special gem in comedy. Sorry for his family’s loss.

highasagiraffepussy

19 points

12 days ago

Fuck no

sc448

27 points

12 days ago

sc448

Momma's Apple Pie, the Fourth of July. She was a Hooker!

27 points

12 days ago

The light isn't on this time.

chefslapchop

1 points

12 days ago

chefslapchop

The Hypocrisy!

1 points

12 days ago

God dammit

douglaskwalker

22 points

12 days ago

I’m taking the rest of the day off work, this sucks so bad 😢

Odd_Bad_2168

4 points

12 days ago

Gutted. Can’t even bring myself to do a norm line about it.

FusionRex

1 points

12 days ago

No fucking way

hardcorekern

21 points

12 days ago

I am at a loss. This man kept me smiling. Now he’s gone. Fuck

KillEmDafoe89

139 points

12 days ago

My heart just sank... Norm was one of my all time favorites. I listened to him, talked about him, or referenced him on a weekly basis. Fuck cancer, man.

dynamitedrunk

1.2k points

12 days ago

Thankfully he didn't die on September 11th. It would have reminded me of that tragedy.

dunes1

210 points

12 days ago*

dunes1

210 points

12 days ago*

ah here it is, the big laugh i needed.

ThriceNightly

155 points

12 days ago

The curse of Norm MacDonald Live!

Rest in peace to the greatest comedian to ever live. Thanks for all the laughs Norm.

misterblaster

1 points

12 days ago

Bummer!

daddyelf17

196 points

12 days ago

daddyelf17

196 points

12 days ago

Damn he battled cancer for 9 years... that's insane

TwoEggsOverHard

202 points

12 days ago

Rest in peace.

I'm sad I've never see him live. I recommend his book.

branimal84

73 points

12 days ago

I was lucky enough to see him live in 2012. He told a great joke about apples that had to have taken him 15 or 20 minutes to get to the punchline. I'll never forget it.

2p4e

99 points

12 days ago

2p4e

99 points

12 days ago

The world is a less funny place

richb3

166 points

12 days ago

richb3

166 points

12 days ago

I thank god that he will live on youtube. His channel is the greatest. RIP. baffled.

edlolington

811 points

12 days ago

Just realized, all this time we assumed whenever he was out of it in public it's because he was on benzos, but he was probably fresh off of getting blasted with organ-shattering radiation :(

carbonx

1 points

12 days ago

carbonx

UPDATE

1 points

12 days ago

Fuck...I thought for this was going to be a joke.

Brunkmeister

9 points

12 days ago*

Let's hope the scientist he donates his body to is successful...

jarretman

1 points

12 days ago

jarretman

A Real Battleaxe

1 points

12 days ago

The best to do it

StendarsStash

1 points

12 days ago

FUCK :(

[deleted]

89 points

12 days ago*

[deleted]

89 points

12 days ago*

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unic0rnpie

1 points

12 days ago

His comedy is his legacy. Rip to the one and only, Norm.

PerennialComplainer

12 points

12 days ago*

Norm helped me get through some pretty rough patches. What a guy. I hope he's at peace.

cjl81

13 points

12 days ago

cjl81

13 points

12 days ago

I can't even get myself to make a joke about this. This fucking sucks. RIP Norm

DipandBeer

1 points

12 days ago

What a fucking blow man

aricht01

115 points

12 days ago

aricht01

115 points

12 days ago

How are they gonna close that casket?

anesigenn

15 points

12 days ago

this can’t be true

Atreides_S

97 points

12 days ago

Well rewatching those Conan interviews will hit a bit different from now on

GlassDarkly81

5 points

12 days ago

Oh no. Devastating news.

Caine2Khan

356 points

12 days ago

Caine2Khan

356 points

12 days ago

Its such a Norm Macdonald thing to not tell anyone he has cancer. Damn this is fucked

WCC335

23 points

12 days ago

WCC335

23 points

12 days ago

The only appropriate obituary is, “Norm Macdonald dies after losing battle with cancer.”

https://youtu.be/NMRd-n_s4c8

uptownshakedown

92 points

12 days ago

I have a million NML inside jokes I want to make but really just thinking about his son and family - RIP to the king.

CreepyDingus

16 points

12 days ago

God. DAMMIT.

HandpickedNut

12 points

12 days ago

Fuck me.. fuck

furie1335

7 points

12 days ago

Easily my favorite SNL anchor. What a loss.

dukesux42

6 points

12 days ago

Thank God we still have seth Meyers!

Rip Norm!

coilwrap

286 points

12 days ago*

coilwrap

286 points

12 days ago*

I remember him being interviewed by Chris Hardwick. He talks about Richard Farnsworth, who acted in The Straight Story. He was full of cancer but told no one. When it got too far he shot himself, telling his family about his cancer through a suicide note. Norm says he admires courage like that, that’s how he’d like to go. Not pimp out his cancer on stage like Tig Notaro. During the discussion, at some point he goes «if i had a fatal disease, and i might, right, you wouldnt know.»

God damn.

coilwrap

56 points

12 days ago

coilwrap

56 points

12 days ago

garenzy

31 points

12 days ago

garenzy

31 points

12 days ago

Can we get a timestamp please?

coilwrap

34 points

12 days ago

coilwrap

34 points

12 days ago

1:11:00

Gojira_Prime

28 points

12 days ago

I'm fucking crushed man. Rip

CursedJonas

16 points

12 days ago

Rest in peace. One of my favourite comedians of all time. His type of comedy was always impossible to steal, as it was more about his wonderfully unique delivery than the actual writing itself. I don't usually care when celebrities died, but I'd lie if I said this one didn't hit close to home.

wrx588

1 points

12 days ago

wrx588

1 points

12 days ago

Norm's last Letterman appearance is so great. RIP you funny man! Thanks for the laughs. F-OJ!!

[deleted]

8 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

8 points

12 days ago

Fuck me

TheBlueGhost21

7 points

12 days ago

I’m devastated, what a fucking blow, RIP 😢

nevernudebluth

1 points

12 days ago

Fuck this. His ESPY intro is still the gold standard in comedy. Everything he did was just…Norm. It was funny and original. One of the best and this news fucking blows

hughjanusphd

370 points

12 days ago

What type of cancer, you ask?

You guessed it:

Frank Stallone.

billjitsu

3 points

12 days ago

I'm so happy I got to see him in Denver when he came through a couple years back. Norm was one of my favorite all time comedians. It sucks to be talking about him in the past tense. I hope he knew how much he was loved, imitated and admired. One of the all time greats. RIP, Sir.

Criss-Istr

6 points

12 days ago

WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!

deltron_zero_3030

2 points

12 days ago

RIP to the legend.

Cleetusdafetus

0 points

12 days ago

Fuck. Was supposed to see him live in 2018 but it got cancelled due to covid. I'm gutted.

ringofsolomon

23 points

12 days ago

You’re a diamond now, Norm ❤️💎

Friggindandy

2 points

12 days ago

Wow, that blows.

Floral-XP

4 points

12 days ago

Rest In Peace to the greatest comedian of all time.

randomusername3OOO

1 points

12 days ago

Rest in power

Joego8989

62 points

12 days ago

I just grabbed a sandwich at work and threw on an "I'm not Norm" vid. Open Reddit while it played and see this!?? I'm not hungry anymore.

greenchiclets

50 points

12 days ago

I mean, I’ll eat it, if you’re not gonna

Captain_Rex_501

15 points

12 days ago

I literally screamed out NOOOOO.

My favorite comedian.

JimFromTheMoon

9 points

12 days ago

Devastating. One of the absolute greats. Fucking sad, man.

87_Rides_a_Surfboard

5 points

12 days ago

This sucks. I’m sad.

YellowSky-BlueSun

4 points

12 days ago

Holocaust denier

Danielson524

2 points

12 days ago

Rest in peace to a legend

ariotofmyown

5 points

12 days ago

Reminds me of that tragedy… (Sigh)

PepsiOkay

50 points

12 days ago

What’s next for Norm Macdonald? But seriously this sucks.

dustysmufflah

2 points

12 days ago

The only solace I can find at this moment is at least he outlived fuckin Don Ohlmeyer

randomusername3OOO

5 points

12 days ago

Oh fuck.

well_shi

6 points

12 days ago

Goddamn this hurts. I'd had tickets to see Norm in San Jose in March 2020 but that got canceled due to the pandemic. I was still hoping I'd get to see him perform one day.

qlebenp

9 points

12 days ago

qlebenp

9 points

12 days ago

No no no no no no no no no no no

YaIvanGrozny

75 points

12 days ago

He really helped me in my darkest times. RIP a brilliant comedian.

turncloaks

18 points

12 days ago

This is fucking tragic. He’s literally one of my most favorite people ever

onetimeonly79

17 points

12 days ago

They say you never get over it. I know I won't.

FrostedJimmyWheats

40 points

12 days ago

The greatest. The greatest ever. 🙏

PeterBretter

15 points

12 days ago

Note to self: this sucks.

YungBloodDiamond

49 points

12 days ago

Up in heaven on a cloud playin' the harp and watching all of his friends getting raped by the devil

apocolyptictodd

5 points

12 days ago

apocolyptictodd

The Hypocrisy!

5 points

12 days ago

Absolutely tragic.

FireAdamSilver

2 points

12 days ago

RIP Legend. Thanks for all the laughs. Damn…

SafeConstruction203

1 points

12 days ago

I read it on Twitter. And thought yeah that's cool. A pretty decent Norm joke there.

And then I scrolled down a little further and thought, hold on. That wasn't a tweet by Norm. It's not actually true is it?

It's about as true as saying that Andy Richter has an obsession with watching gay porn

SafeConstruction203

1 points

12 days ago

He was my favourite

purossom

1 points

12 days ago

Damn. That's all I can muster.

Really wish we could've had a Celebrity Jeopardy with Norm on Will Ferrell's latest SNL hosting spot.

dubious_ruffian

143 points

12 days ago

His talking about Richard Farnsworth quietly battling cancer as he filmed "The Straight Story" and during the ensuing awards season and how he admired his private suffering really takes on a new, so much more sad meaning here. I love Norm and his comedy as much as he seemed to love David Letterman. I have never been so sad over the death of someone I didn't know.

stirrednotshaken01

15 points

12 days ago

Worst news ever.

ChoiceBeneficial4358

8 points

12 days ago

what the FUCK?? Can 2021 just stop???

singlamoa

16 points

12 days ago

First Trevor Moore, now him.

RIP greatest comedian.

mandalore237

41 points

12 days ago*

mandalore237

This Guy

41 points

12 days ago*

Hope no one owns any stock in gambling

yisiduli

101 points

12 days ago

yisiduli

101 points

12 days ago

I think he is just preparing for a role in a movie. Because every movie needs a dead guy.

Zeneren

6 points

12 days ago

Zeneren

6 points

12 days ago

He did the whole of NML while suffering from cancer? This man was really a genius and I’m going to miss him a lot.

uncriticalthinking

1 points

12 days ago

Awful

3lRey

4 points

12 days ago

3lRey

4 points

12 days ago

9/11

jesuss_son

1 points

12 days ago

A national tragedy

david-saint-hubbins

2 points

12 days ago

Awful news. This also would seem to explain why he wasn't a guest during Conan's final run of shows on TBS.

KeBron11

1 points

12 days ago*

He lost a courageous battle :(

Lord-Limerick

4 points

12 days ago

So sad. Grateful to this man for the many, many laughs.

This joke comment from a year ago prophecied it: https://reddit.lurkmore.com/r/NormMacdonald/comments/d7lzbf/serious_is_norm_macdonald_sick/f139egd?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Blaine-Time

1 points

12 days ago

He lost his courageous battle.

RIP Norm, youre the biggest comedic influence ive ever had in life

Link__

4 points

12 days ago

Link__

4 points

12 days ago

Jesus fucking fuck

TryItOutHmHrNw

12 points

12 days ago

Maybe he'll be buried in a "shallow grave" in honor of my favorite Norm bit.

SpaghettiLover12

2 points

12 days ago

Welp.

Bgal31089

26 points

12 days ago

Normally don’t care about celebrity deaths but this one hurts

SchnakeMan

3 points

12 days ago

RIP to the old chunk of coal. Gone for a dirt nap.

SplurgyMcMoyst

2 points

12 days ago

I can't believe it. WTF!

nate_the_great_420

2 points

12 days ago

Got me crying like a bitch 💔 truly the best of the best. No one could do it like him ❤️

dweckl

5 points

12 days ago

dweckl

5 points

12 days ago

I'm devastated. Just devastated.

smokeywokeypokey

1 points

12 days ago

I don't want to speak ill of the dead, but what a fuckin' whore.

RIP you fat fuck

mapatric

136 points

12 days ago

mapatric

136 points

12 days ago

Now September is always gonna make me think of tragedy

Ringus-Slaterfist

5 points

12 days ago

Is anyone from Norm MacDonald Live fuckin' alive?

pbugg2

5 points

12 days ago

pbugg2

5 points

12 days ago

I literally was just watching YouTube videos of him earlier today. Holyshit…

Steaknkidney45

4 points

12 days ago

RIP, Norm. Loved your dry, acerbic wit. Also a hell of a storyteller.

CodpieceSkeleton

2 points

12 days ago

CodpieceSkeleton

You Dirty Dog!

2 points

12 days ago

If only he died on 9/11.

theecommunist

11 points

12 days ago

He probably woulda been feeling a lot better if he didn't have, you know... Terminal cancer.

LarryBirdoh

3 points

12 days ago

Man I’m so bummed 🙁

Popular-Topic9791

1 points

12 days ago

So sad to hear this

CensorshipIsWeakness

1 points

12 days ago

Holy fuck. That sucks. RIP norm you funny mfer.

runrvs

13 points

12 days ago

runrvs

13 points

12 days ago

MY DAY IS RUINED.

JohnnyUtahJazz

1 points

12 days ago

The Curse of The Doors strikes again!