Norm Macdonald in 2015

As previously reported in sad detail, Norm Macdonald died on Tuesday after a nine-year battle against cancer.

He was 61 years old.

The former Saturday Night Live cast member was a beloved stand-up comedian and, for a brief period of time, also a sitcom star.

But Macdonald perhaps left his most ever-lasting mark in a slightly different manner: He may have been the funniest talk show guest of all-time.

As such, it was tragically appropriate yesterday for a number of talk show hosts (past and present) to pay tribute to Macdonald in the wake of his passing, either on television or via social media.

“I started at SNL in 2001, and I remember one time, Norm walked back into the studio to visit,” recalled Seth Meyers during Tuesday’s Late Night.

“I don’t remember how old his son was at the time, but his son was young and someone said, ‘Hey Norm, how’s being a dad?’

“And he said, ‘It’s going great. Still no abductions.’ That’s the first thing I ever heard him say in-person.”

Added Meyers:

“You just felt this connection to him and that ability to just stare into an audience, unblinkingly telling the jokes that he believed in.

He proclaimed that Macdonald was “the gold standard” for comedy and “he will continue to be the gold standard.”

Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, shared a story from the time he served as a guest writer for Saturday Night Live back in the 1990s.

“Norm goes, ‘Come sit with us. Come sit with us,’ and I ended up writing for Weekend Update the whole time I was there,” Colbert said on The Late Show.

“He is, in my opinion, the greatest host of Weekend Update they have had. Not to take away from anybody else, but he was my cup of tea.”

Just like Meyers, Colbert praised the way in which Macdonald didn’t even care …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip


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