Entertainment Watch Norm Macdonald’s Top Moments: Burt Reynolds, Conan, Letterman, Bob Saget Roast & More
Ryan Reynolds Praises Blake Lively For Making ‘Free Guy’ The ‘Movie It Is’
Ryan Reynolds is giving Blake Lively all the credit for “Free Guy”. In an adorable Instagram Story, the Canadian star gushed over his “Gossip Girl” wife saying she is “essential in every part” of the hit movie, adding the Marvel cameo was Lively’s idea. RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Says A ‘Free Guy’ Sequel Is In The Cards "'Free Guy' wouldn't be the movie it is without @blakelively," Reynolds wrote. "She was essential in every part of the making of this film, creatively and emotionally, and the cameo everyone is talking about was entirely her idea." Reynolds previously praised Lively while on SiriusXM's "The Jess Cagle Show".
, the stand-up comic and alum who , was considered a comedian’s comedian, a favorite of late-night hosts like and O’Brien where he held court in some of his most memorable moments.
They help make up a nearly matchless collection of Macdonald memories that are being resurfaced today, from his Burt Reynolds impression on Saturday Night Live to his appearance on Comedy Central’s roast of Bob Saget, which became a laboratory for a retro set that left even the roastees befuddled.
Here’s just a sample of Macdonald’s work through the years:
Bob Saget Shares Touching Birthday Tribute To ‘Full House’ Co-Star John Stamos: ‘To Say We’re Like Brothers Is An Understatement’
Bob Saget is celebrating a big day in the life of his “Full House” co-star John Stamos. On Thursday, the comedian took to Instagram to pay tribute to Stamos on his 58th birthday. “Today is a special day,” wrote Saget of Stamos, with whom he appeared in 192 episodes of “Full House” over the courseOn Thursday, the comedian took to Instagram to pay tribute to Stamos on his 58th birthday.
On Saturday Night Live:
And SNL‘s Weekend Update:
We are saddened by the news of Norm Macdonald. He was a hilarious man and an absolute legend. Thankful to have been the inspiration behind one of the “Best Weekend Update Jokes of All Time,” according to the internet. Rest In Peace Norm, and may your jokes live on forever.
— Better Than Ezra (@betterthanezra)
Ryan Reynolds Confirms That’s Jodie Comer Singing ‘Fantasy’ In ‘Free Guy’
There’s a scene in Ryan Reynolds’ new movie “Free Guy” in which co-star Jodie Comer’s character sings Mariah Carey’s fantasy, leading fans to wonder whether that’s actually the “Killing Eve” star singing. Now, Reynolds is confirming that is indeed Comer’s voice in the song. RELATED: Ryan Reynolds And Jodie Comer Want To Know ‘Who Is The Smarter Canadian?” “Jodie Comer singing Fantasy? Yes please. #FreeGuy,” Reynolds tweeted. Jodie Comer singing Fantasy? Yes please. #FreeGuy pic.twitter.
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget, 2008 (Macdonald starred in the Saget-directed comedy Dirty Work 10 years earlier):
Norm Macdonald’s appearance at the Roast of Bob Saget was unlike anything ever seen before. Watch this legendary clip with additional footage.
— comedycentral (@ComedyCentral)
Bob Odenkirk Returns to 'Better Call Saul' After Collapsing on Set
Bob Odenkirk Returns to 'Better Call Saul' After Collapsing on Set“Back to work on Better Call Saul! So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people,” the actor, 58, tweeted on Wednesday, sharing a photo of himself in the makeup trailer.
Norm on Conan:
One of the greatest, albeit longest, jokes of’s career…
— Jason Fechner (@jasonfechner)
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.
Macdonald was last stand-up performer before Letterman’s retirement:
Had never seen Norm MacDonald’s final standup appearance on Letterman tilshowed it to me today, and it’s amazing.
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond)
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.
Remembering the Letterman moment with Howard Stern:
In an era where every comedian with a political bent is hailed as brave Norm MacDonald was the real deal. Always stayed ahead of the audience, never took a laugh that wasn't completely on his terms. His cynicism was just a byproduct of his idealism – he cherished great comedy. RS
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On the coronavirus
“I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor — but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.”
– Norm Macdonald
— Rex Chapman???????? (@RexChapman)
O'Brien, Carrey, Dole praise 'comedy genius' Norm Macdonald
NEW YORK (AP) — Reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. “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.
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