RIP Norm Macdonald: Celebrate his life with his best cold opens on ‘SNL’
Comedian Norm Macdonald, known for his roles in SNL and those popular KFC commercials, tragically passed away yesterday (Sept. 15) after privately battling cancer for over a decade. The loss is tragic, as all death is, but Macdonald, known for his deadpan delivery, was an especially beloved figure within the comedy world. From “Weekend Update” cold opens to voice over work, he could always make people laugh.
In order to celebrate his life and decades long comedy career, fans & loved ones have gathered on Twitter to share their favorite moments of Norm MacDonald from SNL cold opens to personal anecdotes. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?
Today is a sad day. All of us here at SNL mourn the loss of Norm Macdonald, one of the most impactful comedic voices of his or any other generation. pic.twitter.com/KQYuuz5eM9
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) September 14, 2021
A statement from SNL
Macdonald was best known for “Weekend Update” when he was on SNL.
“Death is a funny thing. Not funny haha, like a Woody Allen movie, but funny strange, like a Woody Allen marriage” – Norm MacDonald pic.twitter.com/WjMAMwrCEn
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) September 15, 2021
Norm’s take on death.
Excerpt from “Norm Macdonald in Conversation” on Vulture’s website. pic.twitter.com/DhHtH4Fb7G
— maddie👻 (@lukenfortrouble) September 14, 2021
A great joke
An expert from an interview with Vulture.
I am so sorry to see that @normmacdonald has passed away. He reached out for advice about five years ago, and I always figured one day we’d have lunch. We never did. pic.twitter.com/YOh8IT9LTm
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 15, 2021
A regret from the famed author.
This Norm MacDonald clip is one of The funniest I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/IL3Fd3XSJk
— Blake Garman (@FrostedBlakes34) September 14, 2021
An interview with Larry King
People are, of course, sharing their favorite comedic moments.
Norm Macdonald doing OJ jokes on SNL’s Weekend Update for which he got fired over because then NBC president told him to knock it off and Norm didn’t care and kept doing it every week
RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jkX3vLt1dx
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) September 14, 2021
Ah the 90s
And, of course, SNL “Weekend Update” jokes are a must.
Norm Macdonald’s appearance at the Roast of Bob Saget was unlike anything ever seen before. Watch this legendary clip with additional footage. pic.twitter.com/nb6JECXn4H
— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral) September 14, 2021
Get him, Norm
Comedy Central shared a clip from Macdonald’s appearance on Bob Saget’s roast.
We are saddened by the news of Norm Macdonald. He was a hilarious man and an absolute legend. Thankful to have been the inspiration behind one of the “Best Weekend Update Jokes of All Time,” according to the internet. Rest In Peace Norm, and may your jokes live on forever. pic.twitter.com/hNwId2Zc6y
— Better Than Ezra (@betterthanezra) September 14, 2021
Seriously, his run on “Weekend Update” was legendary.
RIP Norm Macdonald
On top of SNL he had some memorable animated rolls pic.twitter.com/tb3MS9znpK
— Pan-Pizza: Daggermouth & Boom Boom Stan (@RebelTaxi) September 14, 2021
A true talent
And, of course, he should be remembered for his stellar voiceover work.
Today the world lost a very, very funny man. We miss him already. R.I.P Norm Macdonald.
— Eugene Levy (@Realeugenelevy) September 14, 2021
What were your favorite moments with Norm Macdonald? Do you remember him from SNL cold opens or his other work? Share your favorite moments in the comments below.