Netflix Will Stream a Norm Macdonald Stand-Up Special He Filmed Before He Died: NPR

Former Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald taped a stand-up comedy special in his living room before he passed away in the fall of 2021. The special, which drops on Netflix this month, was something he wanted to leave for his fans. fanatics if he were to die unexpectedly.

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Former Saturday Night Live star Norm Macdonald taped a stand-up comedy special in his living room before he passed away in the fall of 2021. The special, which drops on Netflix this month, was something he wanted to leave for his fans. fanatics if he were to die unexpectedly.

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Actor and comedian Norm Macdonald, known for his 16 years with saturday night livehe filmed a secret performance in his living room before he died last year at the age of 61. His producing partner said that Macdonald wanted to have another appearance for his fans in case his health took a turn for the worse.

Known for his sarcasm, dry humor and witty responses, Macdonald’s work was enjoyed by millions of viewers during his nearly 30 years in comedy before he succumbed to cancer on September 14, 2021.

He wanted to have one last laugh prepared for his fans in case he couldn’t beat cancer. So, Macdonald recorded an hour-long special, done in one take, from his living room in the summer of 2020. Fans will be able to stream the comedian’s farewell, Norm Macdonald: Nothing specialon Netflix starting May 30.

Although Macdonald managed to film himself for over an hour in one take, he had planned to shoot the special in front of a live audience in 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to his plans, Lori Jo Hoekstra, the Norm’s long-time producing partner and executive producer of the special said in a statement from Netflix.

“Norm worked really hard on a new hour of material and he wanted it to be seen… We want to make sure his fans see this fun hour,” Hoekstra said. “He left this gift for all of us.”

The special will be accompanied by an additional feature film, according to the Netflix statement, with Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade. Guests will share their experiences with Macdonald in a fitting send-off for one of comedy’s greats.

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