Norm Macdonald, the Quebec-born comic greatest identified for internet hosting the ‘Weekend Replace’ phase of Saturday Night time Reside within the Nineteen Nineties, has handed away after a nine-year battle with most cancers he reportedly wished to maintain non-public.
“He was most happy with his comedy,” his longtime producing companion and buddy Lori Jo Hoekstra instructed Deadline. “He by no means wished the prognosis to have an effect on the best way the viewers or any of his family members noticed him. Norm was a pure comedian. He as soon as wrote that ‘a joke ought to catch somebody unexpectedly, it ought to by no means pander.’ He actually by no means pandered. Norm will probably be missed terribly.”
Born in 1959, Macdonald is greatest remembered for a five-year stretch as a solid member of Saturday Night time Reside (1993-1998), internet hosting the ‘Weekend Replace’ phase. He later mentioned he was dismissed from SNL after calling O.J. Simpson a assassin – displeasing one of many NBC bosses who was private buddies with the retired footballer acquitted within the loss of life of his spouse and her lover in a controversial 1995 trial.
Macdonald continued to work via his sickness, doing voice performing roles for reveals like ‘Household Man’ and ‘The Orville’, in addition to internet hosting ‘Norm Macdonald Reside’ on Jash and ‘Norm MacDonald has a present’ on Netflix.
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