Who is Norm Macdonald
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Standup comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member from 1993 to 1998 who anchored Weekend Update. He appeared in numerous Adam Sandler films including Billy Madison and Grown Ups and hosted the Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central in 2011.
He began his career by performing in local comedy clubs in Ottawa. He later started his career in entertainment by writing for the hit show Roseanne.
He was famously fired from SNL because NBC West Coast Executive Don Ohlmeyer didn’t think he was funny but many believe Ohlmeyer’s friendship with OJ Simpson, who was often mocked on Update, was the cause.
He had a son named Dylan with Connie Macdonald, whom he was married to from 1988 until 1996. He had two brothers, Leslie and Neil Macdonald, who both became journalists with the CBC.
He was Conan O’Brien’s favorite guest.
Inspirational Quotes by Norm Macdonald
"I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone."
"So much in L.A. is waiting. It's so irritating. That's what's good about stand-up. You can go away, and you don't have to sit and wait by your phone. But it is very frustrating."
"I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio."
"Whenever I do theaters, I don't like 'em. I don't think they're right for stand-up."
"When I hear a guy lost a battle to cancer, that really did bother me, that that's a term. It implies that he failed and that somebody else that defeated cancer is heroic and courageous."