Hollywood Pays Tribute to Norm Macdonald: ‘One of the Greatest Comedians to Have Ever Lived’

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I'm so sad for all of us today." I will never laugh that hard again. Conan O'Brien, who had Macdonald on his talk shows many times over the years, wrote "I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedy voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny.


Many comedians shared personal memories of Macdonald on social media. Jon Stewart recalled that Macdonald made him break while performing.
When news broke on Tuesday that Norm Macdonald had died, comedians, actors and writers took to social media to mourn and remember the life of the famed “Saturday Night Live” alum. Macdonald died of cancer at age 61 after a private struggle with the disease.
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Larry Flynt," "Dr. Macdonald was best known for starring on “Saturday Night Live” in 1993 and his anchoring “Weekend Update” until early 1998, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn. He gave dry, sardonic and memorable impressions of Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King and Quentin Tarantino and more during his five-year run on the show. During his career, he was also a writer on "Roseanne," created "The Norm Show" with Bruce Helford on ABC and appeared in movies and shows like "Dirty Work," "Billy Madison," "The People vs. Dolittle," "The Orville" and more.


Senator Bob Dole, whom Macdonald impersonated on "Saturday Night Live" in the '90s, also paid tribute to the comedian with a photo of the two of them.


You always hoped he would hang around after the work was done, just so you could hear his stories and get a laugh. So hilarious and so generous with his personality. Seth MacFarlane, who created and starred in "The Orville" alongside Macdonald, wrote "To so many people in comedy, me included, there was nobody funnier than Norm Macdonald. I'm gonna miss him."


Patton Oswalt said the comedian was "never not 100% hilarious."


Seth Rogen shared how much Macdonald influenced his early career.


Edgar Wright said watching Macdonald appear on talk shows is "the most pleasurable" of "addictive rabbit holes you can disappear down on the internet."

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