Comedian and ex Saturday night live Norm Macdonald, a cast member of the veteran NBC midnight sketch comedy series from 1993 to 1998, died on Tuesday after nine years of private fighting against cancer.
“He was most proud of his comedy,” said McDonald’s friend and producer Lori Jo Hoekstram. deadline.. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the audience or the perspective of his loved ones. Norm was a pure cartoon. He once said,” Joke should surprise someone. , Never overrun. ” He certainly never overrun. Norms will be severely lost. “
Born October 17, 1959 in Quebec City, Canada, McDonald’s first performance at the Comedy was at a stand-up club in Ottawa, where he regularly appeared in amateur nights in the mid-1980s. In 1990 he competed Star search.. Two years later he was hired as a writer for ABC Sitcom Roseanne Before you stop participating Saturday night live..
McDonald’s, known for his personality impressions such as Burt Reynolds, Larry King, David Letterman, Quentin Tarantino, and politician Bob Dole, SNL 20 seasons.
In 1998, Don Ohlmeyer, then president of NBC’s West Coast division, removed McDonald’s as an anchor for “Weekend Update” and blamed his performance for the decline in reputation. McDonald’s has been replaced by Colin Quinn.
Immediately after the end SNL, Co-authored by McDonald’s and appeared in “Revenge Comedy” dirty work..He also expressed his personality Lucky the dog With Eddie Murphy’s adaptation Dr. Doolittle (And its two sequels). And he found his first sitcom, Gnome show (Shorted later Norm), The other side of ABC’s Laurie Metcalf, which came into effect in March 1999. It was carried out over three seasons.
In 2003, McDonald’s performed 13 episodes on Fox Sitcom 1 minute with Stan Hooper..He also appeared in a Canadian sketch comedy Hinata In 2015, played a recurring role in the ABC comedy middle..In addition, McDonald’s lent his voice to Nickelodeon Pretty weird parents, Skylanders Academy, Orville When Mike Tyson Mystery..And he has various late-night shows, especially Midnight with David Letterman When Conan.
McDonald’s has also released three stand-up comedy albums. Ridiculous (1996), I’m standing up (2011) and Hitler’s dog, gossip & trickery (2017).And he published his semi-fictitious memoirs Based on the true story In 2016.
McDonald’s survived by his son Dylan.