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Norm Macdonald dies: Influential comedian & former ‘SNL’ Weekend Update anchor was 61

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  1. Parliament
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    My brother just texted me about this. Gave me chills because I happened to send a link to Norm doing his bit about the moth on Conan to some friends just this morning. He was a legend of comedy...

    My brother just texted me about this. Gave me chills because I happened to send a link to Norm doing his bit about the moth on Conan to some friends just this morning. He was a legend of comedy and an all-time fave for me personally. Really enjoyed re-listening to his book over the summer. RIP Norm.

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  2. balooga
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    RIP. I don't really know anything about the man but I really enjoyed a lot of his comedy. Didn't even realize he was sick. I've been eagerly awaiting the 3rd season of The Orville, they wrapped up...

    RIP. I don't really know anything about the man but I really enjoyed a lot of his comedy. Didn't even realize he was sick.

    I've been eagerly awaiting the 3rd season of The Orville, they wrapped up shooting a while back. Here's hoping Norm was able to voice Yaphit again!

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  3. wervenyt
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    His heyday was a little before my time, but Norm MacDonald was one of the greatest comedians to ever tell a joke on stage. Pure skill, no gimmicks. Rest in peace.

    His heyday was a little before my time, but Norm MacDonald was one of the greatest comedians to ever tell a joke on stage. Pure skill, no gimmicks. Rest in peace.

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  4. elcuello
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    Holy shit, that came out of the blue! What a what loss for comedy. He was really able to tell a joke like nobody else. His roast of Bob Saget (which is fucking impossible to find online with...

    Holy shit, that came out of the blue! What a what loss for comedy. He was really able to tell a joke like nobody else. His roast of Bob Saget (which is fucking impossible to find online with decent audio and video) is legendary. Also that Albert Fish guy seems like a real jerk.

    I found an OK version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-9wo_apQ1s

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  5. ras
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    This Nerdwriter piece on The Moth Joke and Norm's style is great. RIP Norm.

    This Nerdwriter piece on The Moth Joke and Norm's style is great. RIP Norm.

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