Norm MacDonald is DEAD TO ME!
|by Anonymous||reply 224||September 18, 2021 6:02 PM|
This could drive Artie Lange over the edge.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 14, 2021 6:26 PM|
what kind of cancer?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 14, 2021 6:28 PM|
Good, I never liked him
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 14, 2021 6:28 PM|
He was a major gambler.
Maybe lung cancer? all the time in smoky clubs and casinos?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 14, 2021 6:28 PM|
The only joke I still remember from his weekend update was when he announced Demi Moore was going to take time off from her acting career so she could spend more time with her gigantic breasts.
Not much of a joke but it’s stayed with me for two and a half decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 14, 2021 6:29 PM|
He was an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 14, 2021 6:29 PM|
He was the favorite comedian of assholes. They'd tell you to watch a clip of him and it was just him being an unfunny asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 14, 2021 6:30 PM|
No big loss - zero funny
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 14, 2021 6:30 PM|
I used to turn the volume off and have my way with him in my dreams. I never liked his voice, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 14, 2021 6:30 PM|
Hideous. He looked like the human version of an anal wart.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 14, 2021 6:32 PM|
Aw, that’s a shame.
Of course, the place was never the same once Ray Kroc took over.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 14, 2021 6:34 PM|
Was it covid ?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 14, 2021 6:35 PM|
R12 yes, didn't you read?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 14, 2021 6:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 14, 2021 6:39 PM|
He always managed to make me laugh.
May his memory be a blessing.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 14, 2021 6:39 PM|
R12, he lost his fight with cancer. I didn't read covid anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 14, 2021 6:40 PM|
You people are ghouls. He was hilarious and unique, and will be missed dearly. Cancer is horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 14, 2021 6:42 PM|
he was ok on some sitcom.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 14, 2021 6:43 PM|
I loved his outrageous, dead-pan humour. Hilarious on Mike Tyson Mysteries. What a shock.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 14, 2021 6:44 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 14, 2021 6:45 PM|
I thought he was a funny guy. Never made a big fuss about himself. RIP Norm. Loved him on SNL Weekend Update.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 14, 2021 6:45 PM|
He was an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 14, 2021 6:45 PM|
His OJ jokes alone reserve him a place in the comedic history of things, or whatever people say. He bombed A LOT, but when he hit on things he didn’t hold back, so I gotta respect that.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 14, 2021 6:45 PM|
He wasn't that bad, he's much funnier than the ones today.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 14, 2021 6:46 PM|
IMO, not funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 14, 2021 6:46 PM|
[quote] Remembered both for his droll style — and for his refusal to go easy on O.J. Simpson despite reported pressure from NBC execs
NBC loved to go easy on people like OJ and Weinstein.
Loved this one. OJ's alibi was as shaky as Katherine Hepburn's head in a helicopter.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 14, 2021 6:47 PM|
He really held on to homophobic humor long after it wasn't okay
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 14, 2021 6:48 PM|
I was just watching some clips of him on YouTube last night. Norm as Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 14, 2021 6:48 PM|
Well, he was a cute otter and surely had good drugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 14, 2021 6:49 PM|
That's the best pic I've ever seen of him @ OP. Hairpiece magic?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 14, 2021 6:50 PM|
[quote]He had cancer that he never disclosed before his death
That means "the AIDS"
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 14, 2021 6:50 PM|
He was HILARIOUS in his prime on SNL!! I remember one bit he did on Weekend Update about jobs for women and the #1 was "crack whore" and the #2 job was "assistant crack whore." His Burt Reynolds impression was classic too!
I heard him once doing an interview with a local DJ while he was appearing at some comedy club here - he did this entire riff on COOL HAND LUKE that was screamingly funny - I was in my car and nearly had to pull over because I was laughing so hard!
VERY SAD to hear this - 61 is way to young to check out....RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 14, 2021 6:50 PM|
He was an asshole. But I admire him for not trying to get attention with his diagnosis.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 14, 2021 6:51 PM|
Letterman loved him.
The article said practically no one knew about his cancer.
I wonder if Dave knew.
He must be very sad right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 14, 2021 6:51 PM|
I really liked him until I followed him on Twitter and saw his inner bigot and liar come out, and how he would delete his old tweets all the time to try to mitigate the damage. That whole multi-day hissy fit he had about "Beyond the Candelabra," saying Liberace wasn't gay and the show was essentially either lying or telling secrets they weren't allowed to tell, was the last straw. He started out talking about it in that "food for thought" kind of way but by the end of his rants it was clear that he liked Liberace and thought it was hurtful to call him gay because gay was bad.
He also frequently did things like say "You obviously have reading comprehension problems" to someone who asked him a polite question to clarify what he'd said. It was just disappointing to me, I thought he was sharp and witty, and instead he was a basic asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 14, 2021 6:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 14, 2021 6:53 PM|
suffering from cancer for 9 years is tough...I hope it wasn't too bad towards the end, it's just as well, the world is shit these days anyways...with global warming, pandemic, water and food shortages, it's a good time to check out.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 14, 2021 6:55 PM|
Little known fact: ALL stand up comics are assholes off stage!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 14, 2021 6:56 PM|
During my gym class yesterday, my instructor and I kept talking about Norm. What a coincidence. Loved his Burt Reynolds.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 14, 2021 6:57 PM|
The article wouldn't load for me. that's why I asked.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 14, 2021 6:57 PM|
Howard Stern will weep.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 14, 2021 6:58 PM|
Was he a douchebag, or did he just "play at" being a douchebag? I could never tell . . .
Perhaps that was his "genius."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 14, 2021 6:58 PM|
He was the one who would get no laughs during Weekend Update. Extremely embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 14, 2021 6:59 PM|
R34, So did Howard Stern. He admitted on Stern that he saved his urine in glass bottles.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 14, 2021 6:59 PM|
[quote] That whole multi-day hissy fit he had about "Beyond the Candelabra," saying Liberace wasn't gay and the show was essentially either lying or telling secrets they weren't allowed to tell, was the last straw.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 14, 2021 6:59 PM|
[quote]He admitted on Stern that he saved his urine in glass bottles.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 14, 2021 6:59 PM|
He did have a number of routine about the gays. Here's his gay pride take.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 14, 2021 7:01 PM|
I thought he was an original genius from the first time I saw and heard him. RIP, Norm.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 14, 2021 7:01 PM|
R31, I suspect prostate, given the length of time and Norm's public presence
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 14, 2021 7:04 PM|
R46, Here's proof, you fucking asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 14, 2021 7:05 PM|
I agree with R17 and R32. Bill Murray is an unfunny asshole. Norm MacDonald was a very funny man. Very droll and different. Challenging and a bit hostile, very wry. Sarcastic. Canadian.
This is his last appearance on Letterman. In the last moment of his standup - he addresses Dave and tears up. "If something is true, it's not sentimental. I love you."
RIP Dear Funny Cranky Norm.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 14, 2021 7:07 PM|
Calm down, you big baby at r50. I didn't say you were lying about him saying it. I'm absolutely sure he said it, I just don't believe he really saved his urine.
Your response is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 14, 2021 7:07 PM|
He was hilarious and he fuckin HATED that lying bitch Hillary. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 14, 2021 7:07 PM|
The Norm Show was very funny, of course Laurie Metcalf as the second banana made the show, just like in Roseanne.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 14, 2021 7:07 PM|
His Burt Reynolds was the only time he made me laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 14, 2021 7:09 PM|
R52, Your existence is ridiculous. May you die very soon, moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 14, 2021 7:09 PM|
I did not have this one on my 2021 death list.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 14, 2021 7:10 PM|
I can't believe nobody's referenced his Family Guy recurring character from the early seasons; ironically, he appeared as "Death."
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 14, 2021 7:10 PM|
NBC thought he was to hard on OJ? Interesting!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 14, 2021 7:11 PM|
Here he discuses his memoir, and at 1:12 he comes out as a deeply closeted gay man.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 14, 2021 7:11 PM|
RIP Norm 😢
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 14, 2021 7:15 PM|
I can't find it, but I remember on Howard Stern he was saying he got gay-bashed. I'm pretty sure he is not gay but he said a bunch of guys knocked him over, repeatedly kicked him and kept on calling him "fag". That's a little odd
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 14, 2021 7:16 PM|
Wasn't he a Trump supporter? Or was that yet some other washed up comedian?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 14, 2021 7:18 PM|
Not Turd Ferguson!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 14, 2021 7:19 PM|
He wasn't a Trump supporter r63 but he did defend him a few times.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 14, 2021 7:20 PM|
R63 I think you're thinking of that asshole Dennis Miller.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 14, 2021 7:21 PM|
He had a skinny ass, so he needn't live forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 14, 2021 7:25 PM|
[quote] You people are ghouls.
DON'T DO THAT! DON'T DO THAT!
DON'T [italic]DO[/italic] THAT!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 14, 2021 7:25 PM|
Can I have his stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 14, 2021 7:26 PM|
R69 - You're welcome to his 175 bottles of urine.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 14, 2021 7:29 PM|
Anyone else ever notice his tiny hands? They were odd. Regardless, some of his standup was hilarious and brilliant. His book however, sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 14, 2021 7:35 PM|
At least he'll never be the worst of all "Weekend Update" hosts, thanks to Colin Quinn.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 14, 2021 7:35 PM|
R72 Hold our beers.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 14, 2021 7:37 PM|
[quote] He was HILARIOUS in his prime on SNL!! I remember one bit he did on Weekend Update about jobs for women and the #1 was "crack whore" and the #2 job was "assistant crack whore."
I don't think people would find this funny, now. I'm not even sure it was funny, then.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 14, 2021 7:39 PM|
R74 I found to bee vedddy funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 14, 2021 7:40 PM|
Well that explains his obsession with religion and becoming a Charlie Churchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 14, 2021 7:42 PM|
He wasn't funny. I'm not happy he's dead but he was never funny. Straight guys thought he was fucking hysterical. And my suspicion is that homos who do too want to impress straight people.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 14, 2021 7:45 PM|
I thought he was handsome in his SNL days.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 14, 2021 7:47 PM|
He was frequently funny on SNL but became a huge douche.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 14, 2021 7:55 PM|
I liked his humor. I guess I don’t get too caught up with actors personal lives since I have one of my own.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 14, 2021 8:00 PM|
I get the impression he’s the sort of comedian straight guys love but gays don’t for … some reason? Not sure why. Sort of the way most people on this site don’t like The Big Lebowski. I can’t remember too much of Norm’s comedy, but he was always gorgeous to me.
Was he REALLY an asshole? Lots of “he was an asshole” comments in this thread but not a single example of assholic behavior, unless it came from a DLer I’ve blocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 14, 2021 8:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 14, 2021 8:04 PM|
Was he really, R82?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 14, 2021 8:06 PM|
Best Norm joke (delivered after the OJ verdict):
“Well, it is finally official. Murder is legal in the state of California.”
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 14, 2021 8:06 PM|
No, he wasn't a Trump supporter but he was probably a low-key libertarian that didn't disagree with him entirely.
He did come under fire a few years ago for saying the #MeToo movement's reach had become too broad and that Roseanne Barr should have been able to call a black woman an ape in one of her deranged Republican rants, so, yeah, straight white guy humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 14, 2021 8:10 PM|
Never understood what "white" humor is supposed to be. Funny is funny. Fuck the PC police.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 14, 2021 8:18 PM|
He was a total homophobe. Many interviews where he referenced gay men and not in a good way. I also got a closeted vibe from him. Was divorced back in the 90s I think and never remarried or had a girlfriend since.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 14, 2021 8:32 PM|
His brother Neil MacDonald was almost the mirror image of Norm: a serious, respected television journalist who at the height of his career still probably earned but a fraction of what Norm pulled in every year.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 14, 2021 8:35 PM|
Norm would always turned to gay stuff to shock and gross out his straight male audience. He never said we were evil - just icky.
It was childish and stupid and it was maybe tolerable once but he kept on doing it over and over and over and over. Eventually it was just like "jeez. someone has a hangup!"
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 14, 2021 9:07 PM|
He apparently wrote the classic and DL-beloved "Dead's Dead" joke from Roseanne
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 14, 2021 9:21 PM|
He's fine! He sends his love!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 14, 2021 9:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 14, 2021 9:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 14, 2021 9:36 PM|
It looks like the SNL curse is back. Who's next? Pete Davidson?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 14, 2021 9:39 PM|
[quote] "Maybe lung cancer? all the time in smoky clubs and casinos?"
This is what supposedly contributed to Donna Summer's condition, R4. My own grandmother never smoked, but developed COPD because she allowed everyone to smoke in her house for decades. It contributed to her death.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 14, 2021 9:42 PM|
Bared butt in Screwed with leading lady Elaine Stritch in her bra and panties.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 14, 2021 10:12 PM|
IIIIIIIIII DOOONN'T CAAAAAAAREEEEEE!
I always shout that out in my best Stritchy impression anytime something doesn't impress me.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 14, 2021 10:18 PM|
I've been thinking for the last few days that we were due a really big celebrity death.
This isn't it.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 14, 2021 10:22 PM|
I don't know why people are so standoffish about male breast cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 14, 2021 10:25 PM|
At least he got to see one last 9/11, you know, that terrible tragedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 14, 2021 10:27 PM|
The beginning of this thread is front-loaded with posts by humorless fraus.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 14, 2021 10:28 PM|
This just in. John Ratzenberger, "Norm" from "Cheers" ,died today at McDonalds. Now on the line is Liza Minelli to tells us about her guest hosting "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" with the dead comedian!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 14, 2021 10:28 PM|
I got no jokes. He was hilarious. Anyone remember when he was interviewed by Howard Stern while impersonating Bob Dole? The guy was gifted.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 14, 2021 10:30 PM|
I always had the hots for him and was ashamed of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 14, 2021 10:32 PM|
He was the funniest comedian. I loved everything he did including the gays sucking cocks jokes. I must be an asshole. I am a bit of a coyote.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 14, 2021 10:52 PM|
He did OK for a high school drop out.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 14, 2021 11:00 PM|
I remember a joke he did about how women would never be as gross as gay men by sucking some strange guys cock in a bathroom stall. It was one of the first interviews of him I ever saw, think it was a Dennis Miller show appearance
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 14, 2021 11:08 PM|
R102. I don't know if you're just trying to be ironic in the voice of Larry King, but in the interest of accuracy, John Ratzenberger appears to be still alive. And he played Cliff, not Norm, on Cheers.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 14, 2021 11:20 PM|
I'm wondering know if the weight gain in the face that many noticed in the last many years of his life were a function of the cancer treatment he was receiving.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 14, 2021 11:22 PM|
Never heard of someone living for 9 years with lung cancer. Prostate cancer makes more sense.
He did some funny SNL sketch with Roseanne (back when she said she had multiple personalities) he said something like “bring out the whore again.” I promise it was funny.
Yeah he wasn’t a Trumper but some kind of independent libertarian type. Who cares really.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||September 14, 2021 11:22 PM|
He was not a high school dropout. He played it that way. He actually graduated hs early and went to college.
This is a very smart bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 14, 2021 11:28 PM|
Blood cancer, maybe
|by Anonymous||reply 112||September 14, 2021 11:29 PM|
[quote}What kind of cancer?[quote}
Probably ass cancer. Ha-ha. Ass! Cancer!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||September 14, 2021 11:30 PM|
Well, dammit. I didn't get him at first, but I really learned to like him.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 14, 2021 11:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||September 14, 2021 11:37 PM|
I LOVED Norm. He grew up in my neck of the woods here in Canada. He was a unique comedian, not everyone’s taste, I know, but I thought he was very, very funny. A coworker told me he’d died today. I didn’t believe her until I read the news. I’ll miss his humour - a lot.
His line to Conan in this clip from Conan’s show (at the end) is one of the most brilliant jokes I’ve ever seen on late night.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||September 14, 2021 11:41 PM|
In the 90s I saw Norm in the basement of the Jewel Theater in NY. The Jewel was a gay porno, with a basement for fun. He was standing in a booth, waiting, when I saw him. I wasn't tempted at all.
Nice seeing ya Norm!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 14, 2021 11:44 PM|
He was Canadian. I never knew that. RIP my fine foreskinned friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 14, 2021 11:45 PM|
He was one of the best celebrity contestants on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?". He made it all the way to the million dollar question, and then this happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||September 14, 2021 11:48 PM|
He was on the View yesterday.
Imagine that being the last images you think of before the light of life goes out.....
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 14, 2021 11:53 PM|
Whoopie, share a gd link.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||September 14, 2021 11:55 PM|
Her name is
you fat whore!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 14, 2021 11:57 PM|
He had a recurring role on DL's favorite sitcom, "The Middle."
|by Anonymous||reply 123||September 15, 2021 12:07 AM|
Has Patricia Heaton issued a statement yet? Norm played her brother-in-law on The Middle.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 15, 2021 12:07 AM|
He left SNL over internal pressure at NBC over his consistent roasting of OJ Simpson as the murderer he was, sadly. He once said something about good jokes surprising the listener and never pandering to the subject, and "The Moth" is just that. Best setup for a joke ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||September 15, 2021 12:09 AM|
R119 I’ve stayed at 3 of those places! I didn’t watch that whole thing but I think it’s the Greenbriar.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 15, 2021 12:11 AM|
OOPS! I linked "The Porpoise" not "The Moth", much to my shame. Here's the right link.
Punchlines and YouTube are hard.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 15, 2021 12:15 AM|
Attractive guy when young
|by Anonymous||reply 128||September 15, 2021 12:19 AM|
It's okay, R125 I already linked to the Moth above.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 15, 2021 12:21 AM|
He was one of my favorite WU hosts. He pulled no punches and I think he was yanked when he wouldn’t stop the OJ jokes. The head of the network was friends with OJ. I respect him sticking to his guns.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||September 15, 2021 12:36 AM|
Here's one of the Norm gay jokes compilation on Youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 15, 2021 1:01 AM|
His comedy was mostly unfunny and weird with bizarre timing.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||September 15, 2021 1:02 AM|
Fuck you R127
Linking that steaming pile of crap was as sadistic as the porpoise joke itself!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 15, 2021 1:09 AM|
I thought he was an open repub for years.
He has defended Trump countless times =
|by Anonymous||reply 134||September 15, 2021 1:09 AM|
He wasn't a Trump fan and would call him a liar and crook on Twitter, even though he might have agreed with some of the baseline anti-establishment stuff like most libertarians did with Trump.
I love the post upthread that mentioned The Big Lebowski as something this site shits on for whatever reason along with Norm esque comedians - Big Lebowski is one of my favorite movies ever. I guess I sort of have straight guy taste? It might be because I'm a stoner......
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 15, 2021 1:11 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||September 15, 2021 1:17 AM|
Brother Neil MacDonald confirmed he died of leukaemia:
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 15, 2021 1:21 AM|
He definitely did take part in the gay-bashing / frat bro humor of the 90s SNL crew, but he was way more talented than most of those guys in that he could tell a joke about anything, and the jokes were always crafted just perfectly. The headline above that describes him as “droll” is correct. I actually think of him when people say “humor is too PC these days” because he was talented enough that he could have done an entire set of things like “the moth” that aren’t fully of lazy, shitty jokes punching down at people. Real creativity and talent can result in jokes that don’t age poorly. Maybe that makes it worse that he was willing to use people as punching bags since he was capable of more, I don’t know.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||September 15, 2021 1:24 AM|
Oh this one makes me sad. A true comedian's comedian. As some of you have shown there are literally hours of clips of him KILLING on Conan (and Letterman and Leno) on YouTube. I'm surprised no one's posted his legendary (in certain circles) Bob Saget Roast.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 15, 2021 1:35 AM|
[quote] He did some funny SNL sketch with Roseanne (back when she said she had multiple personalities) he said something like “bring out the whore again.” I promise it was funny.
I remember cracking up at that sketch. It's online at nbc.com
|by Anonymous||reply 140||September 15, 2021 1:47 AM|
what? he was well enough to be on the view and then just died? wow, I thought cancer patients wasted away on death beds
|by Anonymous||reply 141||September 15, 2021 2:11 AM|
[quote] Good, I never liked him
Charming. And yet I'm sure you'd go into full-throttle hissy outrage if the same had been said about Kathy Griffin.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||September 15, 2021 3:08 AM|
R140 thanks for the link - yes it is as funny as I remembered. His deadpan delivery is what makes it.
Roseanne as batshit as she is was always a good SNL host, though. Didn’t know he wrote for her show.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||September 15, 2021 3:09 AM|
[quote] He was an asshole.
You're an asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||September 15, 2021 3:10 AM|
Predictions for the next two celeb deaths-Bob Newhart and Rita Moreno.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||September 15, 2021 4:15 AM|
R145, Sounds good to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||September 15, 2021 4:47 AM|
I found it odd how religious he was, he didn't strike me as the type. I guess it makes more sense now.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||September 15, 2021 4:57 AM|
True Norm-adjacent story:
90's: I lived in the Buffalo area at the time (close to the Canadian border who didn't do well in Geography) and went on a blind date with his cousin. Looked EXACTLY like him facially except he had more heft to him and longer blonde hair. I think his name was Rob. He didn't pull out the "my cousin is Norm McDonald" line until halfway through our date when it became very apparent we were NOT hitting it off, especially because he had the same deadpan delivery and his voice sounded very similar, except he was the opposite of funny. He was unfunny. We ended our date and never talked to each other again, although I did see in a Walmart a couple years later with a women who was either his girlfriend or wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||September 15, 2021 5:19 AM|
R141, My good friend had essentially pre-leukemia. She was up to several blood transfusions a month, but after getting one, she had renewed energy. Never looked ill for the two years she lived post-diagnosis.
When was the last time Norm appeared on live TV?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||September 15, 2021 7:02 AM|
R4 Ever hear Norm's story about throwing $60,000 in gambling winnings into the Atlantic Ocean?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||September 15, 2021 7:43 AM|
[quote]He was not a high school dropout. He played it that way. He actually graduated hs early and went to college.
There are all sorts of stories floating around on Twitter about how he dropped out of high school, beat up guys after nailing their wives in the ass, grifting and stealing to make a living, and it's all b.s. I'm sure of it. Much of what Norm said in his interviews, books/essays and routines were lies, and the joke was that he was able in his deadpan way to make what he said sound believable.
I was a little taken aback at the guy yesterday on this thread who lost his mind when I suggested that Norm did not, in fact, keep all his urine in glass jars, but there are hundreds of fans on Twitter who are exactly the same way: everything he said he did, from stealing typewriters to sell to Indians to getting bit on the knee by a psychopath in a mental hospital he was performing at, was 100% true because he was an INSANE LEGEND and HOW DARE you say otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||September 15, 2021 8:42 AM|
R149, I think it was his last "Quarantined" vlog, but he was also on Jay Leno's stupid car show, both were in the spring of 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||September 15, 2021 8:45 AM|
Why aren't you dead yet, R151?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||September 15, 2021 9:47 AM|
R108, bless your heart.
Oh, honey, just, well just bless it.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||September 15, 2021 1:45 PM|
In R131s clip Norm does a SNL WU news bit about Boston banning gays from marching in the St Paddy's parade but will still permit them to be beaten up by drunken Irish guys. The audience laughs cheers and claps. Norm says He's afraid to know what they're applauding at.
As much as I hated his obsession with gay men having sex with each other, he also seemed to understand the phyche of audiences when it came to gay men and would poke them to get their true reactions and expose their real feelings about us. Whether that was good or bad I don't know.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||September 15, 2021 1:51 PM|
R155 His signature 'joke' in recent years was simply stating '9/11 was a tragedy' in many different way and forcing laughter out of unsuspecting people. He really played with the idea of humor and human nature like no other person. I will laugh at one of his jokes and then wonder what exactly I'm laughing at. There really is not another comic like him. Here he is making the ladies on The View lose their shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||September 15, 2021 2:09 PM|
That View clip - hahaha. Am I reading too much into it to think he was hinting at the Cosby accusations there?
|by Anonymous||reply 157||September 15, 2021 2:20 PM|
R3, is a piece of 💩
|by Anonymous||reply 158||September 15, 2021 2:34 PM|
R157, he's so much funnier than those women on the View with their attempts at humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||September 15, 2021 2:40 PM|
His TV show is very funny. And he is surprisingly handsome in the second season. Who knew?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||September 15, 2021 2:42 PM|
R156 What fucking moron posted this? Unfunny, awkward, tacky Norm is ass licking George W Bush and super rapist/drugged a million bitches Bill Cosby? What the actual fuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 161||September 15, 2021 2:59 PM|
R161 Sorry your tiny brain doesn't get it. Norm was a big proponent of both Trudeaus.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||September 15, 2021 3:04 PM|
I'm going to get Adam Eget (Ed McBoy) to stroke my luscious hot cock under the Queensboro bridge in memorial to Norm. Hopefully he's still doing it for free.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||September 15, 2021 3:11 PM|
R162 And both Trudeaus have destroyed Canada in a million different ways, you stupid Trumper fuckhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||September 15, 2021 3:34 PM|
Virgins in Paradise for fallen Uncle Norm :( rest in piss, Fella
[quote] "That was from a dead guy??"
|by Anonymous||reply 165||September 15, 2021 3:34 PM|
Agreed with the many posts above - he was an asshole, didn't treat people well, and was generally not that funny.
He had his moments of humor that were funny, but too few and far between.
And I'll never forgive him for his jokes about gay pride which were just homophobic and fodder for the right wing.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||September 15, 2021 3:38 PM|
Did he a falling out with Howard Stern?
|by Anonymous||reply 167||September 15, 2021 3:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 168||September 15, 2021 3:40 PM|
Earlier today on Morning Joe, Mika, Joe and Corky were going on and on as if Jack Benny had died.
They laughed uproariously over an extremely unfunny clip of Norm on Conan.
Norm MacDonald was about as funny as Sam Kinison.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||September 15, 2021 3:40 PM|
R166 He was not funny in the slightest. He had no comic timing to speak of. He loved to make everything (interviews/roasts/whatever) twisted, bizarre, and awkward. He considered that to be humor. He also is clearly extremely right wing/an obvious Trump supporter. Clearly only Trump supporters love this unfunny dick dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||September 15, 2021 3:40 PM|
One of my favorite Norm bits from SNL update: Michael Bolton released a new Christmas album this week. Happy birthday, Jesus! Hope you like crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||September 15, 2021 4:46 PM|
[quote] Clearly only Trump supporters love this unfunny dick dead.
Applying your “logic” R170, that would mean that every prominent comedian is a Trump supporter.
That includes: David Letterman, Eugene Levy, Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O’Brian, John Cleese, Seth Meyers, Judd Apatow, Seth McFarland, Seth Rogen…..
|by Anonymous||reply 172||September 15, 2021 5:19 PM|
It's ridiculous, R172. And why anyone would look to comedians to be moral exemplars for them in the first place is completely beyond me. It's the LAST place you should be looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||September 15, 2021 5:37 PM|
Was Norm MacDonald part of the “Hollywood” Howard Stern bandwagon?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||September 15, 2021 5:39 PM|
R170 is an unsophisticated bore with no sense of humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||September 15, 2021 6:09 PM|
[quote] In the 90s I saw Norm in the basement of the Jewel Theater in NY. The Jewel was a gay porno, with a basement for fun. He was standing in a booth, waiting, when I saw him. I wasn't tempted at all.
Is this really true? Are you sure it was him? Am I the only one here who wants to know more about this?!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||September 15, 2021 6:10 PM|
Norm Macdonald, the brilliant and lacerating stand-up comedian who died yesterday of cancer, once told one of the best jokes about the disease that I’ve ever heard. “In the old days, they’d go, ‘Hey, that old man died.’ Now they go, ‘Hey, he lost his battle.’ That’s no way to end your life!” he said. “I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer also dies at exactly the same time. So that, to me, is not a loss; that’s a draw.” True to form, many news stories yesterday referred to Macdonald’s “battle” with the disease over the past nine years. But none mentioned that he fought it to a draw.
Macdonald was the purest kind of stand-up, someone who could sidle up to an issue as dark as cancer and talk about it with disarming frankness and goofy glee. He didn’t tell jokes to shock people or to deliver a polemic, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t be thought-provoking. He could create finely tuned routines that’d knock the house down, but he took just as much delight in eliciting roars of laughter from fellow comics by reading corny one-liners from an old joke book, to the bafflement of the audience at large.
Audiences might have known him best for his acerbic stint on Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998, where he hosted “Weekend Update” for three years before being controversially removed from the post. He starred in movies such as Dirty Work and Screwed, which flopped on release but quickly gained cult followings; headlined a network sitcom for three seasons; and launched short-lived talk shows on Comedy Central and Netflix. But above all, Norm Macdonald was someone whose comedy you could spend an entire night plumbing on YouTube—his late-night appearances, in which he’d set up rambling bits to baffle and beguile the hosts; his non sequitur stand-up riffs; his penchant for making celebrities laugh and gasp in shock in equal measure.
The Macdonald clip I—like so many others—watched over and over again was an early piece of online comedy virality: his segment on Comedy Central’s 2008 roast of Bob Saget. The roasts had become best known for the shocking lines comedians would lob at one another in one-upmanship; Macdonald decided to take the opposite tack, reading inoffensive gags from an old-fashioned joke book in a halting monotone. It exemplified his resistance to cheap, easy material, but also his utter unpretentiousness: He was thrilled to tell the worst jokes in the world and find new laughs in them. The act bombed with the live audience, but Macdonald’s fellow comics on the dais were cracking up as it became clear that he would stay with the shtick for the whole set.
Beyond the absurdity of the tame jokes (“Bob has a beautiful face, like a flower. Yeah, a cauliflower!”), Macdonald sells the entire thing with glee, struggling to hold back giggles as Saget writhes in hysterics. He was not a comic who shied away from shocking material—his hosting job at the ESPYs featured an O. J. Simpson joke that sent surprised laughs and angry murmurs through the crowd, and he was notorious for his knives-out approach on “Weekend Update.” But he could take almost any material and shape it into something hilarious, a gift that some of the finest stand-ups alive, especially those who rely on more personal storytelling, don’t possess.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||September 15, 2021 6:10 PM|
His love of pure joke-telling, where craft and timing are far more important than any bearing on reality, is captured in the hours of material from his online show Norm Macdonald Live, during which he would catch guests off guard by having them read offensive lines off printed cards. As a “comedian’s comedian,” he landed in hot water after giving an interview in which he sympathized with comics accused of harassment and racism, such as Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. (He later walked those comments back.) In that interview, he also offered a surprisingly protective view of traditional stand-up, dismissing other idiosyncratic approaches to the form, which surprised me, given his talent for innovation as a stand-up. But even though Macdonald excelled at challenging expectations and sometimes seemed to revel in the silence following a failed joke, his philosophy was firmly rooted in the magic power that skilled comedians have, to get a rise out of the toughest audience.
He hated comedy that pandered to a like-minded crowd, once saying in an interview that stand-ups should hunt for laughter, not applause. “There’s a difference between a clap and a laugh. A laugh is involuntary, but the crowd is in complete control when they’re clapping. They’re saying, ‘We agree with what you’re saying; proceed!’” he said. “But when they’re laughing, they’re genuinely surprised. And when they’re not laughing, they’re really surprised. And sometimes I think, in my little head, that that’s the best comedy of all.”
|by Anonymous||reply 178||September 15, 2021 6:11 PM|
I wonder if it was his cousin from Buffalo?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||September 15, 2021 6:37 PM|
R176 The area was dark, but not that dark. I walked around and each time I passed the booth I slowed down to look. He was standing just at the door, so I was able to see him clearly. I knew it was him the first time I saw him and each subsequent time confirmed it. I never saw anyone go into his booth, but after a while I lost interest and moved on to other activities. I do recall that each time I passed, he had that creepy smile going.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||September 15, 2021 6:54 PM|
R170 is a troll and not a funny one.
I like a funny troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||September 15, 2021 7:25 PM|
That is so hot, R180, and leads me to wonder what his private sexual life was really like. If he was bisexual or gay, does that make his gay jokes okay? I would say it does. Dataloungers talk shit about gay people and gay behavior all day long, every day. Why couldn’t Norm?
Did he ever publicly identify as strictly straight?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||September 15, 2021 7:48 PM|
R170 never "got" "MAD" or "National Lampoon," either.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||September 15, 2021 8:01 PM|
R170 thinks Ellen is a great comic.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||September 15, 2021 8:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 185||September 15, 2021 8:32 PM|
Apologies R136, I totally missed that you already posted that.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||September 15, 2021 8:38 PM|
Norm roasting Bill Clinton
|by Anonymous||reply 187||September 15, 2021 8:43 PM|
News of the death of the comedian Norm Macdonald, on Tuesday, at sixty-one, from cancer, came as a blow to me. I met Macdonald only once, in 2018, when I spent a day with him for a Talk of the Town story—but it was a long day, and I remember wishing that I could offer him the column inches to match. Macdonald was gearing up to release a series on Netflix, a kind of inside-out talk show unimprovably called “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” in which all the normal audience-pleasing constraints of production had been pointedly erased. He happened to be doing some standup performances in San Jose, California, and I happened to be in San Francisco, so I came down with my notebook on the morning train. The plan was for us to meet at his hotel and go to the Winchester Mystery House, one of the local tourist attractions—possibly the only local tourist attraction—and, I hoped, a useful backdrop if our interview turned out to be a dud. It wasn’t. Macdonald met me in the hotel lobby wearing sweatpants, sneakers, and a saggy orange polo shirt. He had just woken up. His twentysomething assistant, John Steere, led him to a meat sandwich and a bowl of dip, and he scarfed that down as I fretfully watched the clock. By the time we’d piled into an S.U.V. and arrived at the Mystery House, we’d missed our slot, so we shrugged and turned around. That was when I realized that, as far as the day went, I was less a reporter cornering an interview than a writer on the Norm train, along for the ride.
Like many people my age, I knew Macdonald chiefly as the host of “Weekend Update,” on “Saturday Night Live,” in the late nineties. (One of the current hosts, Colin Jost, has described Macdonald as his leading model in the role.) Also like many people my age, I’d sort of lost track of him in the decade or two since then, a period during which he brought out three seasons of his own sitcom (“The Norm Show”), a popular interview podcast (“Norm Macdonald Live”), and a comic novel written as a faux memoir (“Based on a True Story”). He fell back into my awareness with a Netflix special, in 2017, called “Hitler’s Dog,” which struck me as a masterwork of the form.
Semi-dissipated middle age suited his style. Macdonald was a Canadian who had cut his teeth as a writer on “Roseanne,” and his jokes tended to take their frames from a hard, dry TV Guide-and-flannel shtick. (“You know how they say guys have ‘gaydar’—they can see other gay people? I’m like that with guys at my same level of smartness,” goes one of his setups in “Hitler’s Dog.”) Yet he was a performer as much as a writer, and his mature style turned on a rich vocabulary of pauses, ironized niceties, and smirks set against his zonked-seeming deadpan. No one was better at stringing out a joke between its setup and its punch line. The purest instance of the skill might be his famous “moth” routine, in which he took a lame stock joke (“A moth goes into a podiatrist’s office . . .”) and, by delivery alone, built a three-minute meta-gag on top of it, working his audience all the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||September 15, 2021 8:58 PM|
We weren’t far into our interview when I realized I had made the rookie mistake of taking Macdonald’s deadbeat persona as his real world view. It was and wasn’t. Early on, he charmed me by noting, in an offhand way, that he’d needed glasses all his life but, after losing his first childhood pairs, stopped bothering. (“I guess if I put on glasses now everything would be high-def,” he said—the description of normal human vision as a decadent TV feature being the Macdonaldian turn.) But I was caught off guard by how sensitive he was to creative work generally: he was a serious and studious reader, especially of the Russians, keen to get into the weeds with me about Tolstoy. And he gave off lambent joy about his art. My favorite moment of our day was back in his hotel suite, after the failed expedition, when he spontaneously delivered a kind of craft lesson to his assistant, Steere, an aspiring comic who was working on a bit about dogs. It was a long, winding exchange, but certain turns stuck with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||September 15, 2021 9:00 PM|
“Right now it’s crowd work—ask about other dog owners,” Steere patiently explained to us, scrolling through notes on his laptop. “And then I go into ‘Anyone have big dogs? I have a hundred-and-fifty-pound dog named Chewy. Chewy is a five-year-old Great Dane that my girlfriend and I rescued as a tiny puppy.’ ”
“Rescued,” Macdonald murmured to me. “I didn’t know what that meant. I used to think they, like, ran into traffic—”
“ ‘So sweet. Love him so much. Even slept with us,’ ” Steere read. “ ‘We had no idea how big he was going to get. Eventually there was not enough space for the three of us—’ ”
“All right, let me just suggest this,” Macdonald said. “Don’t be afraid of saying things simply.” He tallied the components on his fingers. “ ‘Do you like big dogs?’ ” Pause. “ ‘I have a big dog.’ ” Pause. “ ‘He’s a Great Dane! His name is Chewy. He’s a hundred and fifty pounds.’ That’s the end—that’s the big information.”
“ ‘So now it’s just Chewy and I, but, luckily, I discovered, Chewy is a chick magnet.’ ”
“To me, ‘chick magnet’ sounds a bit douchey, but whatever,” Macdonald said.
“Chicks love my dog,” Steere offered. “And the close for that is ‘I admit it’s pretty awkward banging a girl doggy-style while he looks on, confused. I feel so guilty—’ ”
“See, that’s a little bit of a confusing joke,” Macdonald cut in sternly. “Because you don’t quite understand why he’s confused. The real joke there is what?”
“ ‘I feel so guilty,’ ” Steere went on. “ ‘He gets me girls, and I cut off his balls.’ ”
Macdonald gave a perplexed wince, then burrowed in. “So the joke is”—he started counting off on his fingers again—“he got you girls, you got to have the sex, and you feel bad because you cut off his balls.” He furrowed his brow. “But it sounds like you feel bad because he got you girls and then you cut off his balls. I know you’re not saying that, but it’s the order.”
|by Anonymous||reply 190||September 15, 2021 9:00 PM|
I sat at the edge of the room, entranced, as Macdonald verbally edited Steere’s whole act in this way, adjusting sequencing, streamlining logic, and fine-tuning for tone, clarity, and pace. It was moving to see how alive he came in the course of that work. And it was moving to witness his generosity, which I noted more than once that day. It is a cliché to find comics beset by the Peter Sellers conundrum: the feeling that there’s nothing there beyond the burst of radiance onstage. Macdonald had elements of that disposition—I was startled to see how nervous and keyed-up he became in the greenroom before his act that night—but the meandering wasteland of his day was also enlivened by a stream of people who had come to lean on him. There was Steere; there was a relative with a mental illness whom he patiently attended to by phone; and there were several friends and comics to whom he’d offered support. He told me that he’d recently put Louis C.K. and Roseanne, both newly personae non gratae, in touch, with the hope that they’d be able to talk through their career collapses—a fact that I reported and that subsequently stirred some controversy around him. His logic, as he framed it then, was that he wanted to be sure that they were strong enough to take their punishments. He was worried about one or another comic he knew ending in self-harm.
There are those to whom that gesture of basic human care will seem beside the point, but it didn’t seem that way to me. To speak of any project of self-betterment in relation to a guy who breakfasts on meat sandwiches with dip is questionable. My sense that day, though, was that Macdonald was working at it in the same way that he worked an audience, offhandedly but hard. Near the start of his faux autobiography, there’s a moment when faux Norm encounters a faux report of his own death on his Wikipedia page. He laughs. Then he studies the line again. “This time I read it the way I imagine a stranger will in a few years or a few decades,” he wrote. “This is my life, then, these words on this screen? Well, it doesn’t add up to much, just a series of facts, and I supposed that’s what a man’s life is, after all, but it’s more than that too. I mean, it has to be, doesn’t it?” He knew it did.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||September 15, 2021 9:00 PM|
I remember seeing at an Canadian comedy club back in the mid 80s before anyone knew who he was. All I could think was that he was trying to be the next Andy Kauffman without all the props and voices. He was telling your run of the mill jokes, then he veered off into traveling around the country to different clubs and then highway driving and accidents on long stretches of roads. He got a look on his face as the audience got quiet and confused about where he was going then asked if that's take out delivery for wild animals, "Hey, hey cubs. Throw away those twigs, we're having human tonight!" The quiet audience broke out in loud laughter and he smiled because he clearly knew he was controlling the room.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||September 15, 2021 10:46 PM|
R184 Fuck off, stupid lesbian. I've hated Ellen for decades. But at least she isn't a Trump supporter like Norm MacDonald.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||September 16, 2021 1:02 AM|
R181 is a cunt and not a funny cunt.
I like a funny cunt. Norm was not funny at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||September 16, 2021 1:03 AM|
I didn't know that Joyce Napier is his sister in law.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||September 16, 2021 1:05 AM|
Max Wright was on his sitcom - wonder if he knew of the crack smoking and sex with homeless dudes?
|by Anonymous||reply 196||September 16, 2021 1:31 AM|
He was asked on a talk show if he spoke French. He replied with a firm and serious "Not a word." I must have been making a joke that went over my head because doesn't every Canadian even in English speaking Canada know at least a few French words?
|by Anonymous||reply 197||September 16, 2021 6:44 AM|
This episode of Conan is amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||September 16, 2021 7:37 AM|
R197. I've heard him speak of having Quebecois relatives. Maybe inlaws? He was born and raised in Quebec City which is even more monolingual (French) than Montreal but went to an English speaking high school. Nonetheless it's hard to believe he didn't speak any French. He fabricated most of his background as part of the joke. Also may not have wanted to be then asked to do the tiresome thing of speaking some French for the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||September 16, 2021 10:22 AM|
R198, Amazingly unfunny, that is.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||September 16, 2021 11:16 AM|
R198 It's only amazing if you're a single digit, super right wing, Trump supporter.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||September 16, 2021 3:16 PM|
Gee, talk about a one news cycle story. More than he deserved.
Jean Paul Belmondo, a once major name in international cinema, died last week and there was hardly any reportage.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||September 16, 2021 8:33 PM|
Norm was not an asshole.
The asshole here is the cunt who posted at R3, R8 and R36.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||September 16, 2021 10:18 PM|
R202, JPB was 88; Norm was only 61 and unexpected by the public. JPB worked mostly in Europe, last movie in 2008; Norm, here, and frequently on US television, and did podcasts during the pandemic.
JPB's death was covered by the NYT, as was Norm's. Both men had their unique contributions to their fields acknowledged.
No need to nitpick word count.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||September 17, 2021 1:10 AM|
R198, and Courtney was such a good sport about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||September 17, 2021 1:16 AM|
He was that smirky, annoying, frat boy funny.
Note to self, forget him quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||September 17, 2021 1:22 AM|
R204, Why don't you go remove your Fleshlight from the dishwasher, dim the lights and pretend that you're actually being intimate with another human being?
You pompous ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||September 17, 2021 1:28 AM|
Ridiculous ad hominem, R207. Utterly pointless.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||September 17, 2021 2:36 AM|
It's hard to believe that someone born in Quebec (prounounced "Kuh-beck", eh?)
|by Anonymous||reply 209||September 17, 2021 2:41 AM|
Let's try this again:
It's hard to believe that someone born in Quebec (prounounced "Kuh-beck", eh?) wouldn't know some French, or even at least be semi-conversational
|by Anonymous||reply 210||September 17, 2021 2:43 AM|
R202 that’s because the avg person doesn’t know who the fuck he is. Coverage goes by level of fame, not artsy fartsy cred.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||September 17, 2021 3:18 AM|
The average person doesn't know who anyone is. Norm MacDonald has more cred than most comics.
The tributes are not just on Twitter. He has been recognized by every major publication. Norm was a bit too smart for most rooms. No doubt that's your problem R211.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||September 17, 2021 3:24 AM|
R212 wtf are you talking about. The better known you are the more big a deal it is when you die, period. It’s pretty damn simple. Has nothing to do with whom I like or dislike. Idk what the hell your defensive rant is about.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||September 17, 2021 7:36 AM|
R207, Reading comprehension much? HTH was I being "pompous"?! My post at r204 was about as egalitarian as it gets, YOU MORON.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||September 17, 2021 3:12 PM|
Fans of Norm should check out Conan O’Brien’s podcast where he remembers Norm this week. It’s insightful.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||September 18, 2021 12:45 AM|
For years, Norm publicly bullied SNL co-start Chris Kattan and tried to out him. (Kattan says he isn't gay.) There are some nasty stories about Norm's treatment of Kattan.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||September 18, 2021 1:43 AM|
No doubt you’re exaggerating about what Norm actually did to Kattan, R216.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||September 18, 2021 2:49 AM|
Wow, R213 must be in chronic pain. So many of the elders here are very ill. Talk about a pointless, defensive rant - that's not at all true. May jesus visit healing to his troubled mind tonight.🙏🏾
|by Anonymous||reply 218||September 18, 2021 3:40 AM|
I still don't get the Elle MacPherson thing -- for either side
|by Anonymous||reply 219||September 18, 2021 3:49 AM|
35 minutes of Norm doing OJ bits on SNL.
Fucking hilarious. RIP, Norm.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||September 18, 2021 4:05 AM|
R216 Didn't Colin Quinn also claim that Kattan was gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 221||September 18, 2021 4:06 AM|
Norm may have been gay but I seem to recall him having an affair with some model (Elle McPherson?) for a lot of years.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||September 18, 2021 4:37 AM|
I read this today and wanted to share.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||September 18, 2021 5:43 PM|
Great and insightful interview with Norm on CTV. Joyce Napier is his sister in law. She's wry, French and very sexy. The news shows in Canada are so much better than in the USA. Canada loves politics - but is not so in love with politicians. Trump was always a self parodying joke. It's his many supporters and enablers who are much harder to understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||September 18, 2021 6:02 PM|