Comedy’s biggest names share memories, react to Macdonald’s death on social media

Norm Macdonald’s incisive wit and dry delivery endeared him to comedy fans and celebrities alike. Many of the industry’s biggest names shared their grief on Twitter as word spread of the Canadian comic’s death Tuesday.

Here’s what they had to say:


“In every important way, in the world of standup, Norm was the best. An opinion shared by me and all peers. Always up to something, never certain, until his matter-of-fact delivery leveled you.

“I was always delighted by his bizarre mind and earnest gaze. (I’m trying to avoid using the phrase, ”twinkle in his eyes“). He was a lifetime Cy Young winner in comedy. Gone, but impossible to forget.”



“Every one of us loved Norm. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. Most fearless funny original guy we knew. An incredible dad. A great friend. A legend. Love u pal.”
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