Norm Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, producer and writer, known for his great sense of humor. He is particularly known for presenting the Weekend Update on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for five seasons. He began his comedy career by performing stand-up comedies at local clubs in Ottawa and also performed at the ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival held in Montreal in 1987. After understanding that he needed a wider audience to showcase his skills, he moved to Los Angeles, started working in the sitcom ‘Roseanne’, and even appeared on shows like ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘NewsRadio’.
In 1993, Macdonald got a huge breath rough in his career, when he joined NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) and later went on to anchor the ‘Weekend Update’ segment. His comedy genres are deadpan humor, irony, political satire, surreal humor, and back comedy. In fact, he is great at it and he is one of the few comedians who can never be ignored – either you love or hate him. During his stint with SNL, he got fame and recognition for his notorious and ironic remarks on public figures.
Norm Macdonald Biography
Norm Macdonald was born on the 17th of October 1959, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He is currently aged 62 years.
|Birth Name||Norman Gene Macdonald|
|Date of Birth||October 17, 1959|
|Place of Birth||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Age||62 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Producer|
|Genre||Political satire, observational comedy, anti-humor, feghoots, black comedy, surreal humor and wit|
Family and Education
Norm Macdonald is the son of Percy Macdonald and his wife Ferne Macdonald (née Mains). His parents were both teachers. His father served with the Canadian Army during World War II and helped liberate the Netherlands. He has two brothers, one older and one younger. His older brother, Neil Macdonald, is a journalist with CBC News and his younger brother is named Leslie.
For education, Norm attended Quebec High School and Gloucester High School in Ottawa.
Norm Macdonald Personal Life
MacDonald was married to his therapist wife Connie Vaillancourtfrom 1988 until before their divorce in 1996. The couple had a son named Dylan, who was born in 1993.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 1½ inches|
Centimeters – 187 cm
Meters – 1.87 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 89 kg|
Pounds – 196 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Sarcastic, monotone delivery|
Nasally, Canadian accent
Outspoken, brutally honest personality
He made his debut in the 1995 American comedy film Billy Madison by Tamra Davis. He played the role of Frank in the film.
He joined the cast of the reality talk show ‘The Dennis Miller Show’ as a writer.
Norm Macdonald Net Worth
Macdonald is a well-known television star of all time who has an estimated net worth of $2.5 Million US Dollars, as of [year]. He has also appeared in several movies and his stand-up comedy shows form the main source of his fortune.
Norm Macdonald Facts
In 1993, Norm Macdonald joined NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL) television program as a writer and a cast member. There he performed impersonations of different celebrities like Larry King, David Letterman, and Burt Reynolds which had the audience rolling in laughter.
He was fired from SNL in late 1997 as the anchor of the ‘Weekend Update’, ostensibly the reason being that MacDonald was “not funny”.
Norm made the last of his appearances on SNL in 1998. He appeared as the host of a fictitious TV show called ‘Who’s More Grizzled?’
In 1998, he voiced the character of Lucky the dog in the remake of ‘Dr.Dolittle’ starring Eddie Murphy. He reprised the role in the sequels ‘Dr. Dolittle 2’ (2001) and ‘Dr.Dolittle 3’ (2006).
Norm Macdonald appeared on the Celebrity Edition of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ in November 2000 and won $500,000 for Paul Newman’s Charity Camp.
He was a frequent guest on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ during 2009 and 2010.
MacDonald was named among the ‘100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time’ by Comedy Central.
He was married to Connie and they together have a son, Dylan.
Macdonald says his influences include Bob Newhart, Leo Tolstoy, Bob Hope, Sam Kinison, and Dennis Miller.
Macdonald continues to evolve in his standup, moving towards a more reserved, deadpan style. On stage he has claimed to have “no opinions” and the minimalist delivery has been described by The A.V. Club as “reduc[ing] gesture and verbiage down to an absurd minimum.
He launched a dating app called Loko in February 2020.