RIP Norm McDonald

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people don't get how good norm was at writing jokes. they didn't have to be insulting, political, moral, pointed, or send any kind of message. he could write silliness and it almost seems dumb how simple the punchlines are, you never saw them coming and laughed your ass off when he delivered them with that norm face.
 

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This one is tough, I sat and listened through the whole thing. Cried and laughed and cried some more. Thanks to Bob Saget for posting this.
 

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From a NYT article


"Macdonald once talked about an uncle dying of cancer, skewering how we now describe people suffering from that disease as “waging a battle” because that means the last thing you do before you die is lose. “I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure that if you die, then the cancer also dies at the same time,” Macdonald said on Comedy Central. “That to me is not a loss. That’s a draw.”"
 
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Here's a crazy thought - Norm made a huge name for himself impersonating Bob Dole on SNL, and somehow Dole managed to out-live him! Crazy world we live in...

 

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Here's a crazy thought - Norm made a huge name for himself impersonating Bob Dole on SNL, and somehow Dole managed to out-live him! Crazy world we live in...

Bob Dole is still alive?
 

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people don't get how good norm was at writing jokes. they didn't have to be insulting, political, moral, pointed, or send any kind of message. he could write silliness and it almost seems dumb how simple the punchlines are, you never saw them coming and laughed your ass off when he delivered them with that norm face.
He cooked up that joke during a commercial break when he learned he was on for a segment longer than he had thought.
 

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Nation's Productivity Down 97% As Everyone Binge-Watching Norm Macdonald Clips All Day
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September 16th, 2021 - BabylonBee.com


U.S.—National productivity plummeted this week as workers across the country have been doing nothing but binge-watching Norm Macdonald clips since Tuesday. From classic Saturday Night Live clips like his "Celebrity Jeopardy!" appearance to his constant roasting of OJ Simpson and excerpts where he confounds late-night hosts with his meta-anti-jokes, millions of Norm clips were getting passed around like crazy, causing everyone to stop doing their jobs and laugh like hyenas. "It's crazy—no one has done any work since Tuesday afternoon," said one financial analyst. "Entire businesses are in shambles, whole industries are collapsing. No one has so much as fiddled with an Excel spreadsheet for three days." At publishing time, the writer of this article had cut it short as he was too busy watching a clip of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee guest-starring Norm and just didn't have time to finish it off.
 

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