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Conan: NBC Tried to Ban Norm Macdonald as Guest

O'Brien also explains the origins of the late comedian's famous 'moth joke'

(Newser) - Fans of Norm Macdonald will want to catch up with a special episode of Conan O'Brien's podcast dedicated exclusively to the late comedian. O'Brien talks with Andy Richter and longtime producer Frank Smiley about Macdonald's legendary appearances on O'Brien's talk show over the years....

Comedians Are Devastated by Norm Macdonald's Death

Justin Trudeau, Bob Dole also paid tribute

(Newser) - Tributes are pouring in for beloved former Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. The AP rounds up reactions from fellow comedians, SNL, and Canada's prime minister, among others.
  • Conan O'Brien: "I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm
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Comedian Norm Macdonald Dies After Private Cancer Battle
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Norm Macdonald of SNL Fame Dead at 61

He had privately battled cancer for 9 years

(Newser) - Comedian Norm Macdonald's long and very private battle with cancer is over, with USA Today reporting the Saturday Night Live comedian died Tuesday at the age of 61. Longtime producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra says she was with Macdonald when he died and had this to say about her...

Norm Macdonald Apologizes Again, Explains Remarks
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Norm Macdonald Apologizes ... Again

Comedian explains his series of unfortunate remarks

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald is apologizing for his apology. After initially coming under fire for saying he was "happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit," among other things, the comedian has come under more fire for saying "you'd have to have Down syndrome to not feel...

Norm Macdonald Slammed for Down Syndrome Remark

In explaining #MeToo remarks, he suggests people with condition lack empathy

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald attempted to explain his controversial #MeToo comments in an interview with Howard Stern Wednesday—and managed to make things worse. The comedian landed himself in a fresh controversy after insulting people with Down syndrome in an effort to express empathy for victims of sexual misconduct, Yahoo reports. "...

Tonight Show Nixes Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

Comic defended Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, said he's glad Me Too has 'slowed down a bit' to 'THR'

(Newser) - A Hollywood Reporter interview with comic Norm Macdonald broke Tuesday, and it ended up getting him pulled from the Tonight Show. Among the criticisms of Macdonald's THR sit-down: he criticized Hannah Gadsby's Nanette special without seeing it, and he didn't realize how bad racism was until he...

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