Departure from the Norm

in Hits & Misses by
“This just in…
I’m dead.”

Norm Macdonald
Comic, actor, colonel.
Oct. 17, 1959 – Sept. 14, 2021.
Aged 61 years.

Most recognized for: Norm worked as a stand-up comic and writer for Roseanne and Dennis Miller before landing the Weekend Update anchor spot on SNL… but his distaste for subordination and affinity for OJ jokes wound up getting him 86’d from 30 Rock. Various film & TV gigs – including a brief stint as KFC’s mascot – followed… until a long-hidden illness put the “Dirty Work” star in the dirt.