Norm Macdonald’s secret final standup special: ‘I definitely cried’

Norm Macdonald’s secret last standup particular: ‘I positively cried’

There’s one final chortle.

Norm Macdonald secretly recorded a run-through of a deliberate stand-up particular shortly earlier than his demise — and it might quickly be coming to Netflix.

The thrilling information was revealed Wednesday by fellow funnyman David Spade, eight months on from the “Saturday Night Live” star’s untimely passing.

“I positively cried,” Spade stated, saying he noticed the footage alongside 5 of Macdonald’s closest mates following a belated memorial service in Los Angeles final weekend.

The “Weekend Replace” legend died final September, on the age of 61, following a nine-year battle with leukemia, which he stored secret from the general public.

The demise got here as a shock to followers all world wide — however they may now be heartened to know that extra Macdonald materials was within the pipeline and that it might quickly be coming to screens.

Spade (left) is pictured with Macdonald (right) and their former "Saturday Night Live" co-star, Dennis Miller (center), shortly before Macdonald's death.
Spade (left) is pictured with Macdonald (proper) and their former “Saturday Evening Dwell” co-star, Dennis Miller (middle), shortly earlier than Macdonald’s demise.
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Spade spoke in regards to the particular throughout the newest episode of his “Fly on the Wall” podcast with Dana Carvey, saying Macdonald recorded the tough run-through whereas at dwelling alone, as theaters had been closed amid the COVID-19 lockdowns.

“He simply stated, ‘, I preserve making an attempt to do my set,’ and he was getting weaker, which we didn’t know,” Spade said. “They preserve shutting down theaters, and so they wouldn’t let him go, so then he goes, ‘I’m simply gonna run it as soon as, simply form of say it out loud.’ “

The funnyman stated that the jokes included within the last stand-up had been “basic Norm stuff.”

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Spade was among the many attendees at Macdonald’s memorial service in Hollywood’s Fonda Theatre final weekend, with Invoice Murray, Molly Shannon and Conan O’Brien additionally reported to be current on the occasion.

The funnyman revealed digicam crews had been readily available to report the memorial, prompting him to imagine {that a} documentary about Macdonald is at present within the works with Netflix — where Macdonald previously hosted a talk show. The Submit has reached out to the streaming platform for remark.

Spade added that he believes the run-through of Macdonald’s last stand-up particular might be included within the documentary.

Spade starred with Macdonald on "Saturday Night Live" during the mid-1990s, with the pair remaining firm friends in the years following.
Spade starred with Macdonald on “Saturday Evening Dwell” throughout the mid-Nineties, with the pair remaining agency mates within the years following.
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Macdonald is pictured doing standup in 2017. He was secretly battling leukemia.
Macdonald is pictured doing standup in 2017. He was secretly battling leukemia.

Spade starred with Macdonald on “SNL” throughout the mid-Nineties, with the pair remaining agency mates within the years following.

Macdonald — who was born in Canada — shot to fame after becoming a member of the “SNL” solid again in 1993.

The wry comic is credited with “saving the show” throughout one its “darkest durations,” and have become recognized for his impressions of Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Larry King and Quentin Tarantino over his five-season run.

After being fired from “SNL” in 1998, Macdonald starred in his personal sitcom, “The Norm Present,” which ran for 3 seasons on ABC from 1999 to 2001.

Within the years following, he grew to become recognized for his standup specials, with The New York Times describing the funnyman as a “sneaky aesthete who elevated standup, serving to shift its cultural status over the previous few a long time into an artwork deserving respect.”

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