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Norm Macdonald, former 'Saturday Night Live' comic, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died. Macdonald, who was 61, died Tuesday after having cancer for nine years, but keeping it private, according to Brillstein Entertainment Partners, his management firm in Los Angeles. He never reached the same television heights after being fired from “SNL” in 1998, but was an indefatigable stand-up comic and popular talk show guest whose death provoked an outpouring from fellow comedians.“Norm was in a comedy genre of his own,” tweeted Sarah Silverman.
Over the course of his 11 years in the NBA, Blake Griffin has participated in hundreds of press conferences and has been asked countless questions. So, for a specific press conference moment or question to stand out after a decade, it really had to be special.
That question didn’t come from a reporter, though. It was from Norm Macdonald.
Macdonald, a comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member,. He was 61 years old and kept his long cancer fight private. As fans offered their tributes to Macdonald throughout the day, Griffin joined in with a memory of his own.
Seth Meyers Delivers Touching ‘Late Night’ Tribute to Norm Macdonald: “He Will Continue to Be the Gold Standard”
Seth Meyers spoke to the work and legacy of comedian Norm Macdonald during Tuesday night’s Late Night episode, which taped just hours after news broke that the former Saturday Night Live cast member had died of cancer at 61. “Really tragic news that we found out just a couple of hours before we started taping,” Meyers began his tribute segment. “I do not think that Norm would want to hear anything sentimental but I would like to say a few of my favorite things that I heard Norm say that I was lucky enough to hear Norm say over the years.
Griffin shared a video of the time Macdonald crashed his 2011 Rookie of the Year press conference to ask this excellent question.
my favorite press conference moment ever— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23)
Griffin called it his “favorite press conference moment ever,” and it was pretty great. Macdonald came in strong with the NBA history.
Despite his best efforts to repeat as Rookie of the Year, Griffin had to settle for All-Star and second-team All-NBA honors in his second season because he couldn’t be a rookie twice, I guess. The curse continues!
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