So true.For people that haven't really gone down the path of digging into who Norm MacDonald is as a comedian, a career professional, or a person, I'd highly recommend it. He obviously was known for SNL and some of his roles in movies, but he truly was a comedian's comedian, and had a brilliant mind, delivery, and painfully deep understanding of joke building.
RIP to one of the greats.
Norm MacDonald was the most technically perfect comedian of all time. Not even a competition really—both on the surface and under it, every one of Norm’s jokes was a masterclass in comedy. From the form, to the timing, to the ultimate execution, he was unmatched in his ability to tell a joke and make people laugh.
For Norm to be silently undergoing nine years of cancer treatment while never once revealing it, lest he get a pity laugh, is the ultimate testament to the man and comic he was. Norm was far and away my favorite stand-up of all time, and I have faith his legacy will live on forever. He was the dictionary entry for “comic’s comic.”