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Norm Macdonald Shot Secret Final Stand-Up Special Before Death

One of modern comedy’s greatest talents made one final stand-up special before he passed away — and it’s been kept a secret, until now. Norm Macdonald, who died last September at the age of 61, privately shot an unreleased one-hour stand-up special. The acclaimed Saturday Night Live actor-comedian known for his deadpan delivery was diagnosed […]

How Death of His Sister Inspired Bob Saget’s Tireless Mission to Find Cure for Scleroderma

Dr. Luke Evnin not only hoped it would happen, he could picture it. Someday in the not-too-distant future, maybe 10 or 15 years, he and longtime friend Bob Saget would catch up and reminisce about their contributions that led to a cure for scleroderma, the rare and sometimes life-threatening autoimmune disorder that largely affects the […]

Courtney Thorne-Smith Was Grateful Norm Macdonald Destroyed ‘Chairman of the Board’ on Conan O’Brien’s ‘Late Night’

Not only was Courtney Thorne-Smith not mad at Norm Macdonald for making a mockery of her upcoming film Chairman of the Board during a classic 1997 interview on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, she was grateful. The actress was a recent guest on an episode of Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast where she was asked […]

Bob Dole Was a Great Sport About Norm Macdonald’s ‘SNL’ Impression

Bob Dole was a great sport about Norm Macdonald’s impression of the Republican senator and presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live. In fact, the politician once joined in on the fun. Dole died Sunday. He was 98. During his tenure on SNL, one of the late Macdonald‘s classic (and perhaps best) impressions was of Dole, […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald on “Weekend Update”

Returning for its first new episode since last spring, Saturday Night Live paid tribute to late castmember Norm Macdonald during the “Weekend Update” segment in the show’s season premiere last night. Pete Davidson wore a T-shirt emblazoned with Macdonald’s face when he stopped by to discuss his experience at the 2021 Met Gala. And at […]

Steve Martin, Martin Short Spoof ‘Tonight Show’ Games, Pay Tribute to “Brilliant” and “Original” Norm Macdonald

Steve Martin and Martin Short paid tribute to Norm Macdonald during their Wednesday night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, calling the late comedian “remarkable” and saying that there was “no one more original” in comedy. “There was no one funnier — brilliant Canadian,” Short began before Martin interjected with a quick story […]

Bob Saget Discusses Final Conversation With Best Friend Norm Macdonald

An emotional Bob Saget posted a message Thursday in which he talked about the devastation he was going through over the death of fellow comic Norm Macdonald. Calling the news a “knife to the heart,” Saget talked for a little more than 30 minutes about how much he loved Macdonald and revealed their final conversation, […]

Bill Maher Praises Norm Macdonald for Keeping Cancer Battle Private

Bill Maher commended Norm Macdonald for keeping his battle with cancer private, with the news only revealed after the comic-actor died. The Real Time host made his comments Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he said he was a fan of Macdonald and his comedy style. “A guy who was never afraid to be too […]

Jim Carrey Shares Intricate Scare Prank Pulled on Norm Macdonald at Universal Studios

Jim Carrey on Wednesday continued to pay tribute to his friend and Canadian countryman Norm Macdonald with a video showing a prank pulled years ago. The Saturday Night Live veteran died Tuesday after a long, secret battle with cancer. He was 61. His death shocked and devastated friends and fans. Carrey was among those who […]

Seth Meyers Delivers Touching ‘Late Night’ Tribute to Norm Macdonald: “He Will Continue to Be the Gold Standard”

Seth Meyers spoke to the work and legacy of comedian Norm Macdonald during Tuesday night’s Late Night episode, which taped just hours after news broke that the former Saturday Night Live castmember had died of cancer at 61. “Really tragic news that we found out just a couple of hours before we started taping,” Meyers […]

James Corden Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald: “There Was Nobody Quite Like Him”

James Corden dedicated a portion of The Late Late Show on Tuesday to remembering veteran comedian Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer earlier in the day. He was 61. “Some really sad news today — we have lost an absolute comedy legend, I’m sure you will have seen this in the news today: Norm Macdonald […]

Seth Rogen, Jon Stewart, Whitney Cummings Remember Norm Macdonald: “We Lost a Comedy Giant Today”

The death of comedian, host and former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald after a nearly decade-long battle with cancer prompted his fellow comedians and friends to remember his unwavering ability to make everyone laugh on Tuesday. Seth Rogen recalled being inspired by Macdonald’s comedic style, tweeting, “Oh fuck. I was a huge fan […]