Comic and former Saturday Evening Dwell forged member Norm Macdonald, a mainstay on the veteran NBC late night time sketch comedy collection from 1993 to 1998, died Tuesday after a non-public nine-year battle with most cancers.
“He was most pleased with his comedy,” mentioned Lori Jo Hoekstram, Macdonald’s pal and producing associate to Deadline. “He by no means needed the prognosis to have an effect on the way in which 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 likely be missed terribly.”
Born October 17, 1959 in Quebec Metropolis, Canada, Macdonald’s first performances in comedy have been at stand-up golf equipment in Ottawa, repeatedly showing on newbie nights within the mid-Eighties. In 1990, he appeared as a contestant on Star Search. Two years later, he was employed as a author for ABC sitcom Roseanne earlier than quitting to affix Saturday Evening Dwell.
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