‘SNL’ pays tribute to late comedian Norm Macdonald

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The season premiere included some glimpses of the late star

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saturday night live Tributes have been paid to the late star Norm Macdonald after his death last month.

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The comedian passed away on September 14 after a personal battle with cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from the entertainment world.

During SNLReturning to Season 47 of The Weeknd (October 2), the “Weekend Update” segment – which Macdonald was best known for appearing between 1993 and 1998 – offered a loving tribute.

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First, before hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost dedicated the end of the segment to the late star, cast member Pete Davidson joined the skit wearing a T-shirt with McDonald’s face on it.

“Tonight is a bitter night for us,” Jost began before Che explained: “On September 14, our friend Norm MacDonald passed away.”

“The usual reason I ever wanted to do ‘Weekend Update’ is so tonight we thought we’d turn the last few jokes from ‘Update’ into Norm,” Jost said, as the show recounted some of the McDonald’s highlights. aired, which also included jokes. Bill Clinton and OJ Simpson.

After the tribute Macdonald declared: “And that’s the way, guys, goodnight.”

Norm Macdonald has died at the age of 61 Credit: Tim Mossenfelder / Getty Images

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After the comedian’s passing was announced, longtime producer and friend, Lori Jo Hoekstra, said: “He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. have done

“Norm was pure humour. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch one by surprise, it should never go astray.’ He certainly never strayed. Norm will be greatly missed.”

Many big names in the entertainment world paid tribute in the wake of the news, including Seth Rogen, who wrote: “I was a huge fan of Norm MacDonald and when I first started acting I was essentially his delivery. broke it.

“I would especially look forward to seeing him on a talk show. He was the funniest guest ever. We lost a comedy legend today. One of the all-time greats. Teardown.”

elsewhere on saturday SNL Episode, Kacey Musgraves musical guest appeared, channeling Forrest Gump In his performance of ‘Justified’.

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