The New York Comedy Pageant is paying tribute to beloved comic Norm Macdonald following his passing as we speak on the age of 61 after a nine-month personal battle with most cancers. Macdonald had appeared on the pageant quite a few occasions over time and he was scheduled to carry out for the fest’s in-person return in November. He was set for seven exhibits at Carolines on Broadway from Nov. 11-14.
“We’re fully devastated by the tragic information of our pal Norm Macdonald’s passing. Other than being one of the gifted and distinctive performers of his era, Norm was merely a tremendous particular person, a consummate skilled and a pleasure to be round,” stated Caroline Hirsch, NY Comedy Pageant founder and proprietor, in an announcement to Deadline. “Norm graced our stage on many events all through the years, and it was at all times an important day when he was right here. We had been so wanting ahead to having him again with us once more at Carolines as a part of this yr’s New York Comedy Pageant. His influence on the comedy world is unequaled and he leaves behind a legacy and physique of labor that may stay on perpetually. Relaxation in Peace, Norm.”
Macdonald is greatest recognized for his four-year stint on Saturday Evening Stay, however he was constantly praised for his stand-up comedy all through his profession. His 2011 Comedy Particular “Me Doing Stand-up” was praised by The Guardian as top-of-the-line Stand-up Specials of all time and he was named one in every of Comedy Central’s high 100 comedians of all time. The pageant famous in his bio, “If you realize Norm Macdonald, however have no idea his stand-up, you have no idea him. He’s a humorist who have to be seen to be believed.”