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Feeling_Ad_411

4 points

12 days ago

Aweee norm! You will be greatly missed.

Chippopotanuse

1.4k points

12 days ago

Holy shit. No. No. Fuck.

EbolaMan123

35 points

12 days ago

very sad, i liked him a lot

hkpp

465 points

12 days ago

hkpp

465 points

12 days ago

I’m in complete shock. An all timer who didn’t get enough mainstream recognition. This is horrible.

mrpaulabrahamlincoln

144 points

12 days ago

just heard it on the radio and am in complete shock. ouch.

i had heard he wasn't doing well a while ago (lung cancer as a long time smoker?) but i thought he was doing well again. ouch.

JohnBrownJayhawkerr1

10 points

12 days ago

No, this can't fucking be true. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo FUCK!!!!!!!!

whitesquare

79 points

12 days ago

Fuck! Dude was from another planet and could leave anybody in stitches. RIP Norm

tezoatlipoca

2.9k points

12 days ago*

Fuck.

Norm! Norm! Don't follow the light! Its not your time!

but... the light is on!

YoYoMoMa

423 points

12 days ago

YoYoMoMa

423 points

12 days ago

Seems like a good time to go down my favorite rabbit hole. Norm latenight show appearances.

EMlN3M

89 points

12 days ago

EMlN3M

89 points

12 days ago

Did you know oj murdered his wife?

iddonuk

65 points

12 days ago*

iddonuk

65 points

12 days ago*

The one that really matters: Norm destroys Courtney Thorne-Smith

Thepolishpickle

6 points

12 days ago

What a tragic loss! I love Norm! Rest In Peace!

PuppidVelids

4 points

12 days ago*

Oh fuck no, come on! Srsly!?

Oh,this is just a joke right?

Edit awh shit, coming in on the wire,fuck it all,it's true.

Chessmasterrex

265 points

12 days ago

I liked his Bob Dole impersonation.

indoninja

14 points

12 days ago

I wanted dole as president just for that…

rewdea

203 points

12 days ago

rewdea

203 points

12 days ago

Who’d have thought Dole would outlive him.

Y_4Z44

4 points

12 days ago

Y_4Z44

4 points

12 days ago

I didn’t realize he was that old! 😱 But gosh, what a hilarious human being. RIP. 🥺

Potential_Dare8034

65 points

12 days ago

His 12 minute joke was my all time favorite.

SquirrelSanctuary

11 points

12 days ago

The one about 3 men and a genie?

Wild1inMKE

12 points

12 days ago

This is so sad. I thought he was truly funny. In a way I'm glad to read that it wasn't due to drugs or suicide, if one can ever be "glad" about a person's death.

raouldukehst

6 points

12 days ago

what the fuck

this sucks

annoyingrelative

8 points

12 days ago

This is a bummer.

I was lucky enough to see his standup, he was great live.

tyrannosnorlax

312 points

12 days ago

This is the first celebrity death in my 33 years that has actually gutted me. RIP.

Damn.

Nihilismisanthrope

63 points

12 days ago

Last time I felt this bad was John Candy...

ozril

34 points

12 days ago

ozril

34 points

12 days ago

What a shame. No body will be able to tell a story about a moth the same as Norm. A legend passed today.

dudesonly69

2 points

12 days ago

Oh my god. That's awful

guykirk9

11 points

12 days ago

guykirk9

11 points

12 days ago

Fucking god damnit

God fucking damnit

JasonDavidWongPargin

1.5k points

12 days ago

Privately living with cancer for the last ten years. Damn.

Skyler_Chigurh

15.6k points

12 days ago

“The only thing an old man can tell a young man is that it goes fast, real fast, and if you’re not careful it’s too late. Of course, the young man will never understand this truth.” ― Norm Macdonald, Based on a True Story

RIP Norm.

one-hour-photo

204 points

12 days ago

That book is amazing. So many times it will have you in its grip as he tells you this amazing story, and then he throws you on to the train track and you realize the story was all made up.

Or was it?

Jerker_Circle

7 points

12 days ago

didn’t know he had cancer

rewdea

6 points

12 days ago

rewdea

6 points

12 days ago

And for 9 years.

misspiggysmom

212 points

12 days ago*

Is this real??? Not seeing reported anywhere else.

EDIT: Wow. Speechless. So sad. RIP Norm. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

Neto34

3 points

12 days ago

Neto34

3 points

12 days ago

Right?? I'll wait till TMZ reports it.

misspiggysmom

-3 points

12 days ago

Right? I couldn’t find anywhere else, and was surprised Reddit would have breaking news before TMZ.

PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED

7 points

12 days ago*

I just told my wife the same thing. With celebrity deaths it isn't true until TMZ reports it.

Well shit. www.tmz.com/2021/09/14/norm-macdonald-dead-dies-cancer/

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10 points

12 days ago

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10 points

12 days ago

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Ithoughtthiswasfunny

27 points

12 days ago

It's trending on Twitter. Unfortunately I think it is

GenX-IA

2 points

12 days ago

GenX-IA

2 points

12 days ago

Variety is reporting it on twitter.

cannotbefaded

8 points

12 days ago

I am shocked. He was one of the best comedians, ever. Like on the Mt Rushmore. RIP

Gonnafingeryourmom

42 points

12 days ago

Truly a Fucking Legend. To be fighting cancer and still continue to bring joy until the end takes alot of strength.

ImNickValentine

5 points

12 days ago

I'm in denial. I can't accept this. Just tooooo much.

frodo_sucks

50 points

12 days ago

“9/11” -Norm Macdonald

definitelyTrueStory

7 points

12 days ago

One of, if not the best. I saw this on the Norm Macdonald subreddit and thought it was a joke. Sad day.

CoalCrackerKid

84 points

12 days ago

I'm not sure I can live in a world where Artie Lang outlives Norm Macdonald.

Individual-Ad7074

36 points

12 days ago

Im sure Artie tried really hard to go first.

CauseISaidSo_

39 points

12 days ago

Man this really sucks. Rest easy to a legend

fastredb

804 points

12 days ago

fastredb

804 points

12 days ago

Or so the Germans would have us believe.

R.I.P. Norm

TequilaFarmer

661 points

12 days ago

And who did they pick as their opponent? The world.

SweetDick_Willy

114 points

12 days ago

Hands down one of the best to ever do it. Top 5. Sad day

roadbeef

361 points

12 days ago*

roadbeef

361 points

12 days ago*

A comedic titan, similar in both influence and reputation as Patrice O'Neal or George Carlin, and he will be missed just as deeply.

Arkham8

68 points

12 days ago

Arkham8

68 points

12 days ago

Patrice and Norm, man. Two legends that can continue past their years thanks to the magic of the internet.

victronomatic

593 points

12 days ago

Wait. What? This is so out of left field. RIP.

TenMinutesToDowntown

2.1k points

12 days ago*

This one hits hard.

Norm MacDonald was one of the funniest people I've ever seen. His appearances on talk shows are legendary, his shows were great, and his roast of Bob Saget might be the funniest thing I've ever seen.

edit: the Bob Saget roast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-9wo_apQ1s

RIP.

probablyuntrue

81 points

12 days ago

Came out of no where goddamn

Majik9

2 points

12 days ago

Majik9

2 points

12 days ago

Norm will be missed!

RIP :( Norm

ronaldo119

1.2k points

12 days ago

ronaldo119

1.2k points

12 days ago

Wow this is shocking news. There’s will truly never be anybody else like Norm

campy23

58 points

12 days ago

campy23

58 points

12 days ago

It would've been poetic if he'd died on 9/11. It was a national tragedy after all. RIP Norm

huhwhat90

32 points

12 days ago

He walked through blood and bones looking for his brother, after all.

bonyponyride

1.3k points

12 days ago

Note to self: Fuck you cancer.

Dirty Work was a comedy masterpiece. Who ever thought Artie Lange would outlive Norm? This one hurts.

SufficientWasabi2020

1 points

12 days ago

Oh fuck. This is horrible. Such a talented man:(

jrobin04

4 points

12 days ago

Dammit! Stupid secret cancer. What a fucking shame, he was a brilliant man.

zePiNdA

43 points

12 days ago

zePiNdA

43 points

12 days ago

9/11? What a terrible name for an airline company. Rip Legend

HUP

6 points

12 days ago

HUP

6 points

12 days ago

I'm sad to hear it. Though I guess not entirely shocked. He hasn't looked like himself the last few times I've seen him.

The_NiNTARi

37 points

12 days ago

I refuse to believe this, this is heartbreaking

bcmonke

18 points

12 days ago

bcmonke

18 points

12 days ago

One of the greats. Canadian legend and one of the greatest comedians of our time.

NewFolgers

239 points

12 days ago

NewFolgers

239 points

12 days ago

Well that sucks.

(I figure this is how he might respond to such news)

InkIcan

424 points

12 days ago

InkIcan

424 points

12 days ago

Dang, I did not see this coming.

... that's also what Nicole said to OJ the night he murdered her.

A Norm-style joke to honor the passing of one of comedy's great professionals.

mathfacts

14 points

12 days ago

RIP to the absolute legend

OriginalWilhelm

22 points

12 days ago

Just like the Trevor Moore death… this one got to me. Fuck man

cpierGC

2 points

12 days ago

cpierGC

2 points

12 days ago

This is a tough one. Damn, man. RIP Norm.

Chapps

30 points

12 days ago

Chapps

30 points

12 days ago

2021 is officially worse than 2020

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-9 points

12 days ago

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-9 points

12 days ago

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leaky_wand

760 points

12 days ago

leaky_wand

760 points

12 days ago

This was the only one that made me say "holy shit" in years. Obligatory Letterman set, complete with tears:

https://youtu.be/mFjEvl43zYY

jamesfish21

1 points

12 days ago

This is a serious downer. RIP to one of comedies GOATs

Foraxenathog

10k points

12 days ago

He was responsible for my favorite SNL segment, Celebrity Jeopardy. A lot of people think of it as Will Farrells segment, but the original sketch was written by Norm to showcase his Burt Reynolds impression. R.I.P. Turd Ferguson.

Damn_el_Torpedoes

324 points

12 days ago

I have watched the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy sketches with Norm countless times, and I cry laugh every single time.

DankChase

2.1k points

12 days ago

DankChase

2.1k points

12 days ago

Dirty Work is the only movie I have ever seen where I was the only person in the theater.

Nihilismisanthrope

497 points

12 days ago

It's also the only movie I've ever seen in the theater where I howled with laughter for 5 minutes straight (the fish scene hit me just right).

ASK_IF_IM_HARAMBE

1 points

12 days ago

Struggling with cancer for a decade. That's wild. And so, so sad.

ZeOppositeOfProgress

2 points

12 days ago

I gasped the same gasp I did with Robin and Kobe and Michael. Too soon

Dan78757

29 points

12 days ago

Dan78757

29 points

12 days ago

Aww motherfucker no. I'm fucking 41 and this shit isn't cool man.

MCYellowhammer

1 points

12 days ago

First Trevor now Norm. I'M DONE

SmokeyJoescafe

7.6k points

12 days ago

I didn’t even know he was sick.

None-Of-You-Are-Real

113 points

12 days ago

Only the real ones will get this. RIP Norm.

LeonChestnut

163 points

12 days ago

sounds like he wanted it that way. rip norm!

Lickingyourmomsanus

84 points

12 days ago

No one could beat his timing and delivery, a fucking goat.

Armitando

1 points

12 days ago

Damn. What a shock. RIP

jarrydjames

28 points

12 days ago

Gregory Illinivich must be heartbroken….

X_Static_X

97 points

12 days ago

Start roasting him now. He would not have wanted any 'too soon?' restraints.

majorminorminor

3 points

12 days ago

Truly one of the funniest humans to ever live. Rip

LocalSlob

52 points

12 days ago

Damn. One of the greatest, driest, funniest men to ever do it. He's going to be so, so missed.

Threetimes3

130 points

12 days ago

OJ Simpson must have been involved.

Man, this is tough.

HassleHouff

3 points

12 days ago

One of the best to ever do it. His delivery was so hilarious to me every time. This sucks.

Bronzeshadow

6 points

12 days ago

The light bulb was on.

Nihilismisanthrope

9 points

12 days ago

This ruined my day. We need to watch Dirty Work in his honor.

NEYO8uw11qgD0J

60 points

12 days ago

First Sean Lock and now this.

Just fuck cancer.

QwithoutU1982

41 points

12 days ago

Well this is certainly a shock. Suffering so long in privacy, but suffering no more.

Thanks for everything, Norm.

hsox05

1 points

12 days ago

hsox05

1 points

12 days ago

Wow. I am genuinely bummed by this. I loved norm. Always wanted to see him live and never got the chance.

RIP to a true genius comedian.

dakraiz

41 points

12 days ago

dakraiz

41 points

12 days ago

This is so devastating. My buddies all got tickets to see him this November. He is a legend that will not be forgotten.

johnanon2015

1 points

12 days ago

Oh no. I was listening to him on YouTube this morning. A legend.

Betsy514

1 points

12 days ago

Shocked doesn't cover it. I was just about to buy tickets for his Boston show the beginning of October.

Benemy

50 points

12 days ago

Benemy

50 points

12 days ago

What in the actual fuck

World just lost one of the funniest people of all time. This fucking hurts.

recovering_spaz

3 points

12 days ago

I remember him being the celebrity who won half a million on who wants to be a millionaire before I knew him as a comedian.

Seemed like a bright man with a quick wit.

Decabet

45 points

12 days ago

Decabet

45 points

12 days ago

This is awful. The man was singular. His delivery alone could make any line, however dry, howlingly funny.

RIP

jarrydjames

100 points

12 days ago

And Peter asked norm when he got to the pearly gates, “why are you here?”.

“Well because the light was on”

TheCzar11

8 points

12 days ago

Looks like he finally joined that moth and went towards the light!

Johnny5Miyagi

3 points

12 days ago

Well today’s gone from shit, to fucking shit real quick. RIP

Tylee22

2.8k points

12 days ago*

Tylee22

2.8k points

12 days ago*

Man he was my top comedians. I went to his show years ago and was front row. I dragged my then girlfriend and told her how much I loved this guy. While he's on stage he looks directly at me and goes WOAH! My heart skipped a beat thinking holy shit he's gonna rip on me or talk to Me!! He just says "Jesus Christ you look like a young Mario Lopez. Good for you!". And that was that. It made my world hahaha and each time he's brought up it takes me back to that moment. RIP Norm you were the man.

Vanhandle

1 points

12 days ago

A one of a kind guy, this is such sad news. So many people will miss him dearly

AsteriskX

3.2k points

12 days ago

AsteriskX

3.2k points

12 days ago

Norm's voice is something I don't think I'll ever forget. Even in the kid's show Fairly Odd Parents, he played a fantastic character that left a lasting impression.

Junction1313

1 points

12 days ago

It’s a funny hat, see. RIP Norm. Was always my favorite on celebrity jeopardy.

James_Locke

1 points

12 days ago

Ah man . . . Rest in peace Norm. You won't be forgotten.

Supermunch2000

11 points

12 days ago

Oh man...

First we lost Sean Lock's dry sense of humor and now Norm's desiccating one.

hobbestot

1 points

12 days ago

What?!?! NooooooOOOO!!!!

I don't even know what it was, but one of his standups (he was wearing a black leather jacket or something) was one of the funniest things I've ever seen in my life.

Goddamnit. A legend is lost.

TooGoodatEverything

8 points

12 days ago

Wow. I would often get lost on YouTube watching videos of him just making people feel awkward. He was one of the most unique comedians around.

So sad to hear this.

Technician47

1 points

12 days ago

God damnit I love norm macdonald.

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0 points

12 days ago

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0 points

12 days ago

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Knock0nWood

9 points

12 days ago

Holy shit, I'm fucking devastated. I can't even muster a proper response right now.

composedryan

172 points

12 days ago

https://youtu.be/NMRd-n_s4c8

This joke hurts now

Mikimao

2 points

12 days ago

Mikimao

2 points

12 days ago

Damn, lost a true comedians comedian. rip Norm :(

Not_Legal_Advice_Pod

17k points

12 days ago

Huge huge huge respect for the man. He got fired from SNL for refusing to cut OJ Simpson any slack. Very few people are willing to take that kind of risk, so in honour I'll share my favourite Norm Macdonald OJ Simpson Joke:

"After grisly photos of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson were shown in court, O.J. turned his head away and wept. It was at that moment that he realized he would never be able to kill her again."

FlipSchitz

2 points

12 days ago

Norm was the funniest person I have ever seen. I hate knowing that I will never get to experience more of his material.

oh_bruddah

1 points

12 days ago

I was watching the beginning of Billy Madison today and there he was. Then I open reddit, and he’s dead. Now I’m sad. Poor Norm. RIP.