Norm Macdonald Shot a New Netflix Comedy Special Before He Died

There’s a new comedy coming from Norm Macdonald, who won’t let anything like death get in the way.

The Canadian comedian died in September 2021 at age 61. But before that, he shot a stand-up set of new material in his own living room for an hour. The resulting show, titled Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, will be released by Netflix on May 30 as a posthumous comedy special.

Macdonald filmed the set in the summer of 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as he prepared for a medical procedure that at the time looked like it might not go well. The Netflix film will also feature tributes from Macdonald’s comedic contemporaries, including Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle and David Letterman.

The famed comedian and actor was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998, where he hosted Weekend Update segments and impressed Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino, and former US Senator Bob Dole. His sitcom, The Norm Show, ran from 1999 to 2000.

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