Bob Saget Reveals How He and Norm Macdonald Met in Touching Words after Comedian’s Death

by Joe Rutland
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Like many comedians on Tuesday, Bob Saget had some touching words when thinking about his friend Norm Macdonald, who died.

Saget went on Twitter and offered up a memory or two of Norm Macdonald. The “Saturday Night Live” alum and regular talk-show guest died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.

Better sit down because Saget’s post might bring some to tears.

Saget, Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jim Carrey. The list could go on and on of comics who have taken time to share their remembrances of Macdonald.

He forged a path in the world of being funny even before hitting it big with “SNL.” The young boy from Canada managed to find his way around the comedy scene.

One of the things that made Norm Macdonald so funny is he could do both that news anchor bit. Then you could see him doing an interesting impression of someone like Burt Reynolds.

Yet he didn’t make a scene about his nine-year battle with cancer. Macdonald didn’t write about it or go on numerous talk shows in seeking attention. That part of his life remained quiet. Now he did talk-show appearances for his stand-up comedy. He was a regular on O’Brien’s TBS shows. Also, Norm Macdonald was one of the final comics to get a chance to riff some jokes as Letterman’s stay on “Late Show with David Letterman” came to an end.

Today, Outsiders lovingly remember him for his humor, jokes, and being a fighter. Norm Macdonald showed, in the way he lived his life, how one person handles a serious illness while keeping it out of the limelight.

Norm Macdonald Tributed By Former ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart

Another voice from the world of comedy, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, took time to remember Norm Macdonald on this sad day.

Stewart had the comic on his show a few times. It always added some flavor to his news-of-the-day highlights with Macdonald around.

There could be some synergy between both men, too. They made fun of the news, whether it was on a specific day like Stewart. Or after a week of it as Macdonald would do with “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live.”

Well, Stewart went to Twitter.

Norm Macdonald knew about the power of words. He started his career as a writer. But he shifted gears toward being a comedic actor on “SNL.” Macdonald moved along to sitcoms and appearances on other shows.

How did he see himself?

“In my mind, I’m just a stand-up. But other people don’t think that.” Macdonald said in a 2018 interview with The New York Times. “They go, oh, the guy from ‘S.N.L.’ is doing stand-up now.”

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