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Cant believe it!??!
Rest in peace moth man.
If Deadline has it then it's true. The article mentions that it was confirmed to them by his reps.
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Just broke, and it's Deadline which is extremely extremely reliable.
Corresponding articles usually source Deadline!
RIP Turd Ferguson.
His name was Burt Reynolds.
And what is super depressing is that Trebek, Reynolds, and now Norm are gone. :(
Mike Tyson Mysteries is so good with him
Sadly, it was canceled. But now it can never truly come back. :(
His Courtney Throne-Smith Conan interview was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. RIP my Man.
Chairman of the Bored. The man was a comedic genius
Conan: "What's the name of the movie?"
Courntney: "Chairman of the Board"
Conan: "Do something with that, you freak!" (to Norm)
Norm: "Is it spelled B O R E D?"
BOX OFFICE POISON
I bet the "board" is spelled B O R E D
Not entire interview, call back to it during a future appearance by Courtney.
Found the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL0WayC7jW0
you guys.. it wasn't that good
You're an idiot.
Norms work on SNL and his film Dirty Work were huge impacts on me as a person which probably speaks poorly of us both. RIP Norm
He was the host of “Weekend Update” when I first started following SNL. So, he always held a special place to me, due solely to that. And then there was “Celebrity Jeopardy.” Some people may not realize that he actually was responsible for coming up with the first sketch idea, in addition to playing Burt Reynolds.
RIP to a legend!
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I encourage everyone to listen to his audiobook, Based on a True Story.
The funniest book I've ever read, and listening to it narrated by him is even better!
It’s it autobiographical?
Without wanting to spoil too much, I'll say it's a satirical memoir!
Say sike right now
This really fucking hurts, RIP Norm
I don't know much about SNL. Did NBC screw him over in some way? Was it another Conan situation?
Between him and Trevor Moore, the comedy world really suffered this year. Words can't express how sad I am to hear not only that Norm passed, but finding out he's been battling cancer for 9 YEARS. I'm truly very sad
Note to self: watch Dirty Work tonight.
As long as it's a double bill with Screwed.
And Billy Madison!
hey maybe they’re playing Marco Polo?
Note to self: no matter how bad life gets, there is always beer.
Rest in power 🖤
It’s a long story.
My dad boned his mom.
Okay it’s a short story
Look, an alien.
Yeah. We better have sex with each other.
This is the most gutted I’ve ever been by a celebrity death. Norm was one of my favorite comics, and he was an absolute legend. I don’t know what else to say, but I’ll link some of my favorite bits of his. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
The Moth Joke
Norm’s appearance on the final episode of Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show
Norm’s appearance at the Roast of Bob Saget
What a loss.
EDIT: Can’t believe I forgot all the times he went after OJ Simpson on SNL, RIP.
Others bits that I’d forgotten to put above/not seen before:
Norm’s ESPN Awards speech
Norm as Burt Reynolds Turd Ferguson on Celebrity Jeopardy
Norm and Courtney Thorne-Smith on Late Night with Conan O’Brien
The 12-Minute Joke
Norm talking about Steve Irwin’s death on The Daily Show
Funniest comedian around. Without fail I end up going down a rabbit hole of his bits every few months. Moth joke is iconic. So sad
His Burt Reynolds impression belongs up there too!
He played Burt Reynolds son in 'my name is Earl'
Don't forget Who wants to be a Millionaire
i thought this was a joke and then felt like i got punched as soon as I realized it wasnt.
Tex Hooper was one of my favorite things he's done
9/11 was a national tragedy (wish I could find video of this)
Don't forget pigeon in Mike Tyson Mysteries
His final stand up set on letterman is also legendary
A master of anti-humor. Those roast jokes are so bad, but delivered so well they're hilarious.
Who could forget the convoluted story of jacques de gatineau.
The moth joke is an absolute classic.
Man this one hit me hard too.
Used to watch "Dirty Work" a ton when I was younger and watched it recently. RIP. Has a great allstar cast!
Directed by bob Saget as well!
I still remember having to warm up to his delivery style when he joined SNL. At first I thought he wasn't all that funny, but then realized his delivery was a huge part of his comedy. Great comic and very influential. (Also did the original voice of Death on Family Guy.)
I saw Norm & Bob trending on twitter and thought it was going to be something about Jim Bruer not doing shows that require Vaccination ID's and it turned out he had died.
Was not expecting that, He wasn't high up on my lists but he always had those good quips and one-liners and knew how to hit them just right.
Wow that is so sad he was hilarious
Fuck. I just watched Dirty Work a few weeks ago. He will be missed.
Same here…hopefully he’s living it up with Chris Farley and the whore that bit his nose off!
These cars are fully loaded!
They're loaded with dead hookers!
Ah fuck really?? Well this just ruined my day. I am gonna miss his dry deliveries. RIP.
Wtf. You can't die man.
Once you hit about 50, the reaper starts keeping track of you. He's not there to get you yet, but you'll see his dark shape along the tree line, waiting with an infinite patience. He doesn't come for you. You go to him.
Damn this sucks. I was just watching some of his stuff on YouTube last night on a whim.
He had a fun little role on The Orville. I'd been wondering if he was going to come back for the third season, and this is heartbreaking.
Yaphit is a fun character.
Oh my, this is awful news.
He is, by far, my favorite SNL anchor. His humor was so biting and dry.
Wow wtf. Out of nowhere. Damn, RIP.
what a legend.... wow this is so sad
What the fuck!? NO!
I had the same reaction. Fucking hell. Fuck. There's no one like him. I truly appreciated him. Fuck.
The fact he knew about this for nine years and never dropped a beat during his comedy segments is impressive to say the least. I've been a fan of this guy for about that long and never would have guessed his private struggles. Norm was a showman through and through, and the show must go on. But it will never be quite the same.
When you realize it's all absurd maybe the news you're very sick doesn't change much. I don't know. I don't know the guys mind but I kinda get it. Mad respect.
Wow, I had to sit there and stare at the headline for a moment to make sure I was reading it correctly. I still can't believe it.
RIP absolute legend.
I must be old. I still had a perception Norm was still in his 30's. But of course we all age. Dude was in his 60's, though. Damn. Still far too young to be dying of cancer.
One of the funniest comics in my lifetime, this one really hurts.
Nobody did deadpan as good as Norm
God damnit no!
This one hurts really bad. RIP you magnificent bastard. What are you supposed to do after all your favorite comics have died? If Conan still had a show I'm sure he would have a great show about their relationship.
Such a big shock. Such a loss for the comedic world. RIP Norm.
For this who want to know how: Norm died after a decade-long private battle with Cancer.
I'm honestly surprised he kept it private for so long. There are some videos of him over the past many years where he's very clearly on steroids (and I had assumed in relation to treating cancer)
What about his appearance suggested he was very clearly on steroids?
compare the shape of his face over the years
Probably the puffy face if I had to guess.
Only Norm could deliver this and still crack a smile.
I’d like to think, his battle ended up as a draw, too! 😢
Very tragic. I grew up with seeing him host the weekend updates on SNL. His comedy was legendary and rare.
Oh god, no...
ugh he was my favorite comedian
Where was O.J. Simpson recently?
Damn I'm gonna have to watch some old Norm Stand up tonight
I need to sit down for this one. Fuck.
I'm absolutely gutted. One of my all time favorites. The only 'solace' I can find in this is that hopefully the comedy world sends off Norm in abnormal and hilarious ways that honor him.
Man... Fuck cancer. Also, I had no idea he had cancer.
why you assholes gotta make everything about politics???
At least he got to see one last 9/11
Thanks for making me laugh.
I hate seeing all the people that made me laugh so hard pass away
So sad. Without question the best and funniest Weekend Update host imo. One of the all-time greats
Fuck. This hits hard. Loved that guy.
I’ll take well that sucks for $200, Alex
His Quentin Tarantino impersonation never ceases to make me laugh. Rest In Peace
This is seriously shocking. So fucking sad right now. He always had the best dark humor jokes of any comedian. R.I.P. Legend
Saw that Seth Rogen tweeted about it and that's how I found out. RIP Norm, he absolutely killed it whenever he appeared on Conan's show.
Kept re-reading the title thinking it was a joke or something. Holy shit.
Holy shit. 61 is pretty young. This is terrible.
Reminds me of that tragedy
Morning Macdonald delivered every line as if spontaneously. The wheels always appeared to be turning despite how rehearsed the material. Spontaneity is one of the hardest things to fake/perform yet Macdonald nailed it everytime.
Hilarious that these articles refer to Norm losing a battle with cancer since he has a bit about how dying of cancer isn't a battle.
Norm 1 - Cancer 1
It’s a draw
This is so devastating, he has been a favorite of mine since i was a kid
"Well it is finally official. MURDER is now legal in the state of California."
Nooooo this one hits hard. I have been a massive fan for a long time. He's from my city too so I always related to him. RIP Norm, you were my absolute favourite.
It takes a lot of strength to go through the battle privately. I just lost my father to cancer in February, and unfortunately for us it was only 9 weeks from diagnosis to him passing. Norm did it for 9 years. Reminds me of Chadwick Boseman.
His correspondents dinner performance is legendary. What a loss.
Holy shit, totally caught off guard by this, RIP
Very sad, I hate to see this. RIP
So sad, one of the best
Loved Norm. RIP you wonderful mad man you.
“When I hear a guy lost a battle to cancer, that really did bother me, that that's a term. It implies that he failed and that somebody else that defeated cancer is heroic and courageous.”
-- Norm MacDonald
Fuck. Seriously FUCK CANCER.
I've been a fan since his days on SNL. Without a doubt he was the greatest Weekend Update anchor ever and I will gladly fight anyone about that.
R.I.P. good sir. Thank you for all the times you made the world smile at its absurdities.
That fucking sucks so hard.
Easily one of my favorite comedians out there. His timing and storytelling was what made him so unique and stand out.
Turd Ferguson will always be remembered
If anyone needs me I'll be feeding a donkey some beer to get it all messed up. In Norm's honor.
RiP, Norm, Fuck cancer and fuck OJ
I saw him live and do the wiener dog bit and I was literally crying from laughter. RIP.
I've told this before, but I think it's worth the repeat.
I saw Norm live a few times. One time he closed the show with this joke:
Norm: Anyone here have cats?
Norm: Yeah. They're weird
Norm: Anyone here have cats?
Norm: Yeah. They're weird
And then he walked off the stage.
I know Norm's comedy. I was cracking up. What a weird way to close a show. I think there were people not familiar with Norm that were just stunned and had no idea what was going on.
Norm was great. He was weird and not for everyone, but I don't think any other comedian can close a set with that weird of a joke and still have some asshole on the internet telling the story again and again.
Fuck god damnit.
RIP. Just awful all around. Rip to a comedy legend
Amazing that he didn't even tell his best friends and family he had cancer for 9 years
Man this is sad. He was the best host of Weekend Update. One of my favorite jokes he did...
And topping the music charts this week is, Better Than Ezra. Coming in 2nd on the charts....Ezra.
Mother fuck! Honor this man.
Holy crap. One of my favorite comedies is Dirty Work. He was always funny in everything he did.
Everyone's posting the moth joke, but the 8-10 minute bit where he talkes about how the news covers missing people and then how he would stalk a victim as a serial killer is among my favorite bits of all time. Just huge laugh line after laugh line for several minutes.
Well shit. This is heartbreaking.
Time to revisit the best 7 minutes of late night ever made with his apparence on Conan with Courtney Thorne Smith.
“I bet you Board is spelled B-O-R-E-D”
This came out of nowhere. Oh man, I love this guy's sense of humor. He will be missed for sure.
Dirty Work still holds up.
The world is a little less funny today.
Fuckin hell man. This one stings.
At least Turd Ferguson lives.
RIP, Norm. One of the greatest.
He was 61???! I honestly thought he was in his mid 40s early 50s.
he will be missed. his roast of bob saget will always be one of my favorite things in comedy.
"You have a lot of well wishers, and a lot of them would like to throw you down one - a well. They want to murder you in a well."
Funniest show guest ever.
Your work will continue to make all of us laugh, thank you Norm, RIP
Oh no! Damn
I just started watching his show in Netflix. Funny lighthearted and refreshing. So sad to hear this.
I was having a great day.
This day is no longer great.
NOOOOOOOOOO WHAT THE FUCK? WHAT?
NO!!! GOD! Fuck, are you serious? Why???
No fucking way, absolutely rocked to my core. Rip to an absolute master of comedy.
No! Fuck! RIP Norm. He had the best comedic timing of any living comedian, and now that's not true the world is less funny for it.
RIP, Chairman of the B.O.R.E.D
holy fuck, one of the funniest guys ever :( this sucks
This feels surreal. I absolutely adore Norm. I can't take this in.
God bless him.
He had an instantly recognizable voice. Loved him as Frank in Billy Madison. “Who would you rather bone, Meg Ryan or Jack Nicholson?”
This is up there with Robin for me.
Did not expect this today.
Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage. - Norm
Man...This one is tough.
R.I.P. to a one of a kind man
I cannot believe Artie Lange outlived him
Shit. He still had so much to give… 😥