Norm Macdonald, the deadpan “Saturday Night Live” alumnus and humorist, recorded an hour of latest materials earlier than he died — and it’ll quickly be accessible to observe on Netflix, the streaming big introduced Thursday.
“Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” will debut May 30, the corporate confirmed in a information launch.
Macdonald, who was recognized with most cancers almost a decade in the past however saved his medical ordeal non-public, died Sept. 14 in Los Angeles. He was 61.
“Norm worked so hard on a new hour of material and wanted it to be seen,” Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald’s producing companion, mentioned in a press release. “We want to make sure his fans see this very funny hour. He left a gift for all of us.”
The hour of stand-up was self-taped in Macdonald’s lounge in the summertime of 2020, when most efficiency venues have been shuttered and he was coping with his sickness, Netflix mentioned. He recorded the total set in a single take, the corporate added.
The information of the Netflix particular was first reported by Macdonald’s sister-in-law, Joyce Napier, the Ottawa bureau chief for the Canadian tv channel CTV. (Macdonald was a local of Canada, touchdown early gigs at comedy golf equipment in Ottawa and Montreal.)
“It turns out Norm left an hour of new material behind, recorded in his apartment during the lockdown,” Napier wrote in a tribute to Macdonald revealed Saturday. “So, we have that. Which is precisely what Norm wanted.”
Macdonald was finest generally known as the influential anchor of the “Weekend Update” information parody phase on “SNL,” the place he often skewered “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff and mocked O.J. Simpson in his signature droll, acerbic model.
In latest years, Macdonald continued to carry out stand-up comedy and reached followers with sardonic appearances on late-night speak reveals (most famously “Conan” on TBS) and televised celeb roasts on Comedy Central.