I still find it a little surreal to realize Norm Macdonald is no longer with us.
All these years later and it never fails if I need a laugh I just find almost anything from Norm on YouTube and they still bring tears to my eyes from laughing so hard.
But one that has always stood out to me was his take on Gay Pride.
As always, Norm is both the funniest man to ever exist but also one of the most insightful.
If you want the best version of his bit, you have to get his album “Me Doing Standup“.
It’s available on Amazon or anywhere you can search for it.
That’s the best and longest and most hilarious version, but it’s banned everywhere online for copyright.
The next best version starts at the 3:00 minute mark of the video below and it’s the same material but a different night and a version that didn’t make it on to the album.
Still hilarious just not as long and missing some content.
But the point Norm makes is it’s certainly quite a strange thing to be “proud” of.
Pure brilliance, enjoy:
Norm was like that.
He could be absolutely wild and uncontrollable and vulgar and hilarious all at the same time, and then in the next breath have one of the most insightful observations you’ve ever heard.
A true comic philosopher.
Absolutely Brilliant From Norm Macdonald
You might remember Norm Macdonald from Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live in the 1990s, back when SNL was funny.
No one did the news desk better than Norm.
Actually, it’s a little known fact that Norm invented the term “fake news” when he was at SNL, he said it at the end of every Weekend Update.
I remember Norm as one of the best, if not THE best, comedians to ever walk the face of the Earth.
But did you know he was also incredibly brilliant and insightful?
Norm is the only guy who could go on Dennis Miller Live and do perhaps the funniest (but filthiest) 6 minutes you’ve ever seen, to the point where everyone is dying laughing (WARNING: graphic language, don’t send me hate mail, watch at your own risk):
…and then also be the guy who could put together one of the simplest but most brilliant observations I’ve ever heard about religion and atheism.
Listen to this:
BRILLIANT: Norm Macdonald on Atheism
"You will never see an atheist argue God doesn't exist because Scientology is absurd. They will ALWAYS pick Christianity. So they choose the God they decide doesn't exist…which means they're really choosing the God they think exists!" pic.twitter.com/KdXJA1rYM7
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) January 24, 2023
It’s so true, right?
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And while I’m here, I can’t do a Norm post without showing you perhaps his most famous bit ever….the 4 minute Moth Joke.
Ok, here’s one more of Norm Macdonald driving the ladies from The View crazy back when Babs was still running it:
Comedy Legend Norm Macdonald Passes Away But His “Bill Clinton Is A Murderer” Jokes Live On
The comedy world lost a legend yesterday.
Comedian Norm Macdonald who had the ability to turn an acute observation into a elaborate hilarious joke has died at the age of 61.
Macdonald got his start on SNL but was fired five years later for making jokes about OJ Simpson that NBC wasn’t too fond of, but his firing at SNL didn’t stop him from rising to comedic fame and he ended up producing several specials, staring in several movies, and had his own show.
Norm was known to tell jokes that were filled with truth and never let anybody off the hook when it came to hypocrisy.
After it was announced Norm died of cancer at the age of 61 several users on Twitter decided to remember his life by posting a video of him making jokes about Bill Clinton that are funny but eerily true at the same time.
Watch Norm call Bill Clinton a murderer while he was interviewed on the View:
Norm Macdonald triggering the View hosts. RIP Legend. pic.twitter.com/UOIH96hJY1
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 14, 2021
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That wasn’t the only time Macdonald took jabs at Bill Clinton, he also made several jokes that stated Bill Clinton killed Vince Foster who was Clinton’s deputy White House counsel:
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 15, 2021
NPR had more details regarding Macdonald’s recent passing:
Comedian Norm Macdonald, a beloved Saturday Night Live cast member in the 1990s, has died. His management company confirmed that the 61-year-old had battled cancer for nine years.
“He was most proud of his comedy,” his producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline. “Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
SNL fans may remember Macdonald as an anchor on the show’s “Weekend Update” segments. He was known for his impressions, particularly that of Burt Reynolds. In his signature droll manner, he lampooned former superstar Michael Jackson and former football star and actor O.J. Simpson throughout the latter’s murder trial. Macdonald later said he was pressured by network executives to stop blasting Simpson, who was eventually acquitted, as a murderer, and he attributed getting fired from the show for his refusal to stop.
Norm was the greatest to ever do it https://t.co/bGUsVYcMDY
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 15, 2021
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