Norm Macdonald is about to get the last laugh and that is a fitting end for the late comic.
Macdonald passed at age 61 in September after waging a nine year battle with cancer that ended — as he would say, in a draw. Reports are surfacing that he has recorded a special prior to his death.
We are pumped for this. According to the reports the results of his tests promted him to set up the special.
His longtime producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra told The Hollywood Reporter, “His test results were not good, so during the heart of COVID-19 pandemic and literally the night before going in for a procedure, he wanted to get this on tape just in case – as he put it – things went south.
“It was his intention to have a special to share if something happened.”
The report added that Macdonald was able to watch his work before he passed away, even suggesting the title, Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special.
He was not able to test some of the material in front of audiences and shot the entire routine in his house — in a single take.
The special will also feature many of his friends, including Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon.
“It can be difficult to define yourself by something that happened so long ago and is gone forever,” Macdonald wrote in his . “It’s like the fellow at the end of the bar telling no one in particular about the silver medal he won in high school track, the one he still wears around his neck.
“But looking back now, I can see that my life since ‘SNL’ has been a full sprint, trying with all my might to outrun the wolves of irrelevancy snapping at my heels. It has all been in vain, of course, as they caught and devoured me years ago.”