I didn’t know Norm MacDonald was grappling with cancer, and why would I have? I’m just saying this hit me like a ton of bricks. MacDonald didn’t just make me laugh; I also loved his basic attitude, which was more or less “there are many things to laugh at or make fun of, but there are some real slimeballs and monsters out there, and so it’s kind of funny to occasionally say ‘hey, this guy’s a real slimeball and that one’s a real monster!”
I also loved that the wokester Stalinists hated Mcdonald. I can’t recall if he was condemned for sharing sexist or insensitive attitudes (which I don’t relate to or agree with) or being blunt-spoken about something else, but I know that the sensitives hated him as much as they allegedly hate me and Bill Maher and a few others, and that they did what they could to tarnish his rep by talking shit and whatnot.
I loved MacDonald’s impudence.
Ahh, the SNL glory days of ’93 to ’98! Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, etc. “Well, it’s finally official: murder is legal in the state of California.”
Well, at least the wokesters have something to celebrate now.
From HE loyalist Mark Smith: Norm’s Letterman appearances were especially terrific. The Scrabble bit has always been one of my favorites / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEZ1VQijmw4
Norm had a way of gently gliding his way through a story, letting his voice dip up and down, one of the most naturally funny guys ever.
And then he could switch to being an impish child with a potty mouth and be just as funny / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBmIoUO7_Gc
And then there’s this, which, if told today, would get someone crucified: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_gUQeZcB8