Norm Macdonald, 1959-2021

Source: The Daily Beast

“Norm Macdonald has died after a long and private battle with cancer, his management team confirmed on Tuesday. The highly influential stand-up comedian and former anchor of ‘Weekend Update’ on Saturday Night Live was 61. Macdonald, who was scheduled to perform at the New York Comedy Festival this November, had reportedly been sick with an undisclosed form of cancer for nine years but declined to make his illness public. … In his 2011 special Me Doing Stand-Up, Macdonald pointedly joked about the idea of ‘battling’ cancer. Referring to his ‘Uncle Bert,’ the comedian joked, ‘Here’s how he battled cancer: Lying in a hospital bed watching Matlock.'” (09/14/21)