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RIP Norm Macdonald.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Krussell1205, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Krussell1205

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    Most know him as a comedian but he was a true gambler. I remember listening to him talk about losing 6 figures in random bets and laughing about it and thought to myself, damn Dirty Work must've paid him nicely lol. I was too young for his SNL days but I love his crappy movies.
     
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    All i can think of is the opener from his old special about coming from a long line of death.

    Norm was a comedy genius but not in having great premises or bits but in being able to make anything funny.

    Do yourselves a favor and go down a rabbit hole of Norm doing cheesy jokes on Conan.
     
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    People will be talking about his late night interviews on Conan or his impression of David Letterman on SNL for many years to come.

    For those with 18 minutes to spare, Norm skewers everyone in this White House Press Correspondents dinner in 1997. Nobody in that room who was a big name escaped him.

     
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    Sad news….guy was hilarious
     
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    He's up there with Barkley in terms of gambling, tipping, and having fun.

    His opening monologue when he came back to host is probably my favorite of all time. "NBC and I had a bit of a disagreement. You see, I wanted to keep my job, and they felt the exact opposite." And "Turd Ferguson" was the best.
     
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    Rip - one of the best
     
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    The best was with Courtney Thorne-Smith. I feel so bad for her but it was hilarious.
     
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    He practically made a career out of shitting on OJ Simpson, David Hasselhoff, and, you guessed it, Frank Stallone..
     
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    RIP to a very funny comedian. Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Macdonald.
     
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    Two words: Turd Ferguson. :)

    RIP Norm! :(
     
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    RIP. One of the best, period!
    I got and liked him from the start. Some had an opposite experiance due to material selection and delivery. Some of his stuff was out there and you had to trust him enough to get to where it became funny. His OJ joke wasn't just about that night's update, but really, the ongoing statement was the real joke.
    Gonna miss the guy.
     
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    I was so sad to hear the news. I became a fan before he became famous back when he would appear at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in Toronto in the 80s. We knew he was going to be big and always went when he was appearing.

    RIP Norm. Thank you for the laughter.
     
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    I was going to say, OJ is probably the one person he pissed off, and I can't get too worked up about that. Hasselhoff never complained to my knowledge, and Stallone thought it was funny. It's pretty hard to get that far in standup comedy without getting into drama, but he managed to pull it off.
     
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    Honestly, sometimes crappy movies are exactly what you need. Not everything has to be Schindler's List or The Shawshank Redemption.

    The Stallone tribute reminds me of the relationship between Rob Schneider and Roger Ebert. Ebert famously wrote a scathing review about the Deuce Bigelow sequel that ended with, "Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks." And after he passed, Schneider was like, "Truthfully... it was not a good picture." Schneider sent flowers to Ebert when he was in the hospital.
     
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    Just to be sure, I have nothing against Stallone or Hasselhoff, well, maybe Hasselhoff. Anyway, I never thought his takes on them were meant to be directly about them so much as why society elevated them so. This is what a lot of people didn't get.
     
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    His roasting of Bob Saget on the Comedy Central Roast in 2008 was absolutely brilliant, considering the context.

    I got to play poker with him briefly at the World Series of Poker in 2019. He was my favorite comedian.
     
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    I was planning to put a post out Tuesday but it slipped my mind.
    He also had an ABC comedy on prime time.
    Norm.
    Only 2 seasons.
    Norm Henderson is an ex-hockey player who was banned from hockey for life for gambling and tax evasion. Now he must do five years of community service as a social worker, or go to prison. His co-workers are a collection of burn-outs, and basically inept losers, with one exception, Laurie, who ends up spending a lot of time trying to bail out Norm.
    Laurie Metcalf from Roseanne & Toy Story was in the show.
    Another time he was a guest on HBO's Dennis Miller Live.
    To me , that was when Dennis would pick on both sides of the political fence.
    But I will remember him for the countless times on Weekend Update and OJ news skits.
    61 is too young
    And his date of birth is one day before mine.
    Gee Mom, why couldn't I be born on that date?
    It's OK. The next date is fine.
     
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    god this one sucks. what a comic genius.

     
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    Well clearly you're not German. Germans love David Hasselhoff.

    I didn't think they were direct hits. I loved them because it was so random, and he was fully committed to the bit. Like, how on earth do you decide that Frank Stallone is going to be your running joke?