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Canada O'Brien, Carrey, Dole praise 'comedy genius' Norm Macdonald

01:41  15 september  2021
01:41  15 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

Norm Macdonald Remembered by Steve Martin, Sarah Silverman and More: 'We Lost a Legend'

  Norm Macdonald Remembered by Steve Martin, Sarah Silverman and More: 'We Lost a Legend' Actors and comics alike are mourning Norm Macdonald after the beloved comedian died on Monday after a nine-year battle with cancer. Macdonald was perhaps best known for his time on "Saturday Night Live," serving as an anchor on "Weekend Update" from 1993-98. His tenure at the desk saw him joking through the O.J. Simpson trial and the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, blending comedy and politics seamlessly. "No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald. Hilarious and unique. F— cancer," fellow political comedian Jon Stewart tweeted.

Comedian Norm MacDonald has died at the age of 61 after a nine-year private battle with cancer, according to his family and representatives. The Canadian comic was born in Quebec City in 1959 and got his start in Canadian clubs before moving to the US to pursue TV comedy writing. He also hosted a Netflix programme called Norm Macdonald Has a Show in 2018. Comedian and actor Jim Carrey tweeted: "He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius ." "I am absolutely devastated about Norm MacDonald ," wrote late night host Conan O ' Brien .

Comedian Norm MacDonald died on Tuesday after privately battling cancer for the past nine years. Many famous comedians have named Macdonald 's dry and witty deadpan comedy as an Conan O ' Brien tweeted : 'I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald . Norm had the most unique

NEW YORK (AP) — Reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61.

Norm MacDonald wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

“I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I will never laugh that hard again. I’m so sad for all of us today.” — Conan O'Brien on Twitter.

“Norm was in a comedy genre of his own. No one like him on this planet. Please do yourself a favor and watch his stuff. He was one of a kind of all time” — Sarah Silverman on Twitter.

“He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius. I love him.” — Jim Carrey, via Twitter.

Norm Macdonald Summed Up His Life in 2016 Memoir Before Death: It's 'Impossible for Me to Be Bitter'

  Norm Macdonald Summed Up His Life in 2016 Memoir Before Death: It's 'Impossible for Me to Be Bitter' Norm Macdonald died on Tuesday after privately battling cancer for nine years RELATED: Celebrities Who've Died in 2021 PEOPLE confirmed Macdonald died on Tuesday. He had been privately . Macdonald was best known for appearing on Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998. During that time, he anchored the NBC sketch comedy's Weekend Update segment. Seth Rogen, Jim Carrey, Meghan McCain and Steve Martin are among the growing list of stars who have paid tribute to Macdonald across social media.

Norm Macdonald , the Quebec-born comedian best known for hosting the ‘Weekend Update’ segment of Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, has passed away after a nine-year battle with cancer he reportedly wished to keep private. “He was most proud of his comedy ,” his longtime producing partner and He later said he was dismissed from SNL after calling O .J. Simpson a murderer – displeasing one of the NBC bosses who was personal friends with the retired footballer acquitted in the death of his wife and her lover in a controversial 1995 trial. Macdonald continued to work through his illness, doing voice

Norm Macdonald Dead at 61: Jim Carrey and More Saturday Night Live Stars Honor Late Comedian . Jon Stewart: "No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald . Hilarious and unique. F--k cancer." Jim Carrey : "My dear friend Norm Macdonald passed after a brave 10 year battle. He was one of our most precious gems. An honest and courageous comedy genius . I love him."

“The world was a much funnier place because Norm Macdonald was in it. We’ve lost a comedic genius, and a great Canadian. Sending my condolences to his loved ones and countless fans mourning his passing.” — Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on Twitter.

“Norm was a great talent, and I loved laughing with him on SNL. (asterisk)Bob Dole(asterisk) will miss Norm Macdonald.” — Former Senator Bob Dole, who Macdonald often played on “Saturday Night Live,” via Twitter.

"We loved Norm MacDonald. One of a kind." — Steve Martin, via Twitter.

“I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting, I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. We lost a comedy giant today. One of the all time greats.” — Seth Rogen, via Twitter.

“No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald. Hilarious and unique.” — Jon Stewart on Twitter.

“Oh my God what is even happening. Good bye, Norm. You were never not 100% hilarious.” — Patton Oswalt, via Twitter.

The Associated Press

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