Video: Norm MacDonald Crushing At The ESPN Awards & Roasting The Clintons At The White House Correspondents Dinner
As the incredibly sad news of Norm MacDonald's passing spread around the office many of us were dismayed. I'm sure you can tell because there's already been about 5 blogs about him with others in content sharing their favorite moments. I also know I'm not the only one here who looked up to him as a comedy legend because right away at the desk behind me I could hear PFT playing one of the best videos, Norm MacDonald at the 1998 ESPN Awards:
The other of countless top notch videos that is an absolute favorite of mine, and that I've probably watched a hundred times by now, is Norm MacDonald at the 1997 White House Correspondent's Dinner. Seeing people squirm in their seats as he took aim & landed genuinely hilarious jokes with almost painful perfection & hearing the roar from the crowd as he did... so, so good.
If you watch either of these videos, which I highly recommend you do, I promise you will find yourself laughing and smiling the whole way through. No delivery could compare to his.
I also enjoyed following MacDonald on Twitter. He was a huge sports fan & bettor & he'd often Tweet out a sort of matter of fact play-by-play of entire games. My brain couldn't help but read all of them in his voice.
His last Tweet was back in July about game 4 of the NBA Finals, and now people are piling on in the thread to share their respects.
Fellow comedians are also sharing their grief & stories that exemplify what a great person he was:
"I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure… if you die, the cancer also dies at exactly the same time. So that to me is not a loss; that's a draw. You know what I mean? It's not like… the cancer's going to jump up and go, "Arrrgh I fucked Uncle Bert's wife, where is he? I won fair and square. Is this where he works? Hi, name's Cancer. Where do I? Just show me to my cubicle…"
Rest in peace to one of the greatest.