On Tuesday, the popular talk show, Late-night’s hosts, took out time to mourn the death of Norm Macdonald, the comedy icon of the industry who died at 61.
The famous comedian, who had also been the anchor of the “Weekend Update” “Saturday Night Live” Show, allegedly took his last breath while fighting cancer. At his funeral reception, the late night’s hosts who feel privileged to have worked with the talented Norm Macdonald during his peak career life paid tribute to him.
James Corden made a start stating that Norm Macdonald’s choice of not making his ailment public was so in keeping with his personality.
The Late show’s host stated, “All Norm ever wanted to do was make us laugh, and he was brilliant at it,” and “There was nobody quite like him. I felt privileged every time I got to be in his orbit. He leaves us as one of the all-time greatest comics, perhaps the single greatest guest in the history of late-night television, I think.”
After saying that, he left the floor for bandleader Reggie and Ian Karmel to share their feelings and thoughts on the late Norm Macdonald.
Corden ended his speech saying, “We’ll miss you, Norm, so much,” “Our thoughts are with all of Norm’s friends and family today and… Thank you so much for the laughs, Norm. We’ll never, ever forget them.”
Jimmy Fallon was another one besides Norm Macdonald, who made an appearance in the “Weekend Update” while he was on “Saturday Night Life”. He surely proved himself as the biggest fan of Macdonald as he also impersonated the late comedian’s stand-up comedy about getting a pet dog.
“He was a comic’s comic, and everyone loved him top to bottom, and he will be missed,” the show’s host concluded his speech.
Another host, Stephen Colbert, who appeared in “The Late Show” remembered the time he got a chance to work alongside Norm Macdonald as a guest writer of the “Saturday Night Live”. While appreciating the late comedian, he recalled how he helped him to write funny lines for him on the show “Weekend Update”
“I wish I were a good enough comedian to come up with a joke right now about Norm Macdonald having died,” Colbert said. “But the only comedian I know who could get away with a ‘Norm Macdonald is dead’ joke is Norm Macdonald. I’m going to miss the fact that there’s nobody left on the planet who can do that, and the comedy world is poorer for it today.”
Further, Colbert shared what he liked about the late Norm Macdonald’s style on the show “Weekend Update.”
“I liked the fact that he would tell jokes that he, in the nicest possible way, didn’t seem to care if the audience liked them, but he liked the joke,” stated Colbert. They were dark, sometimes too dark for me, but they were strange and he just had a wonderful presence that just took me in.”
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Meyers also remembered something regarding his delivery style as he said, “He told me once that his favorite thing about ‘Saturday Night Live’ is that it’s the last place on TV where you can bomb,”
Macdonald’s delivery style inspired him so much when he was there behind the table on “Weekend Update.”