How Norm MacDonald Died: Date of Death, Age of Death, Birthday, and More!

Norm MacDonald reached the respectable age of 61 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous comedian.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Standup comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member from 1993 to 1998 who anchored Weekend Update. He appeared in numerous Adam Sandler films including Billy Madison and Grown Ups and hosted the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central in 2011.

He began his career by performing in local comedy clubs in Ottawa. He later started his career in entertainment by writing for the hit show Roseanne.

He was famously fired from SNL because NBC West Coast Executive Don Ohlmeyer didn’t think he was funny but many believe Ohlmeyer’s friendship with OJ Simpson, who was often mocked on Update, was the cause.

How did Norm MacDonald die?

Norm MacDonald's death was caused by Leukemia.

Information about the death of Norm MacDonald
Cause of deathLeukemia
Age of death61 years
ProfessionComedian
BirthdayOctober 17, 1959
Death dateSeptember 14, 2021
Place of deathPasadena, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

"I don't have any ego about it, but I find there's not a great work ethic in show business. A lot of people are in it to make money, and coming from stand-up, you have to work so hard because almost nothing works, and if you lose the audience for three minutes, you're dead."

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"I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone."

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"I don't really like politics that much. And I like the order and simplicity of sports. They have an ending. You can argue with your friends about it, but in the end you still like sports. I almost love the fantasy world of sports more than the real world."

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"When I was young, I'd watch guys on 'The Tonight Show', Buddy Hackett, guys like that, where all they'd be is funny. Later, I remember, on 'Late Night with Letterman', I remember he'd have Jay Leno and Richard Lewis as first guests and the entire point was to entertain and be funny, and I think talk shows have kind of lost that."

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"I sort of have open invitations from a lot of people to do TV. But it's very hard for me to do roles in sitcoms and movies because I'm not a great actor, so if the material isn't good, I'm in torment while I do it."

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