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Norm Macdonald
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Macdonald in 2016
Born
Norman Gene Macdonald

(1959-10-17)October 17, 1959
Quebec City, Canada
Died September 14, 2021(2021-09-14) (aged 61)
Nationality Canadian
Years active 1985–2021
Spouse(s)
Connie Vaillancourt
(m. 1988; sep. 1999)
Children 1
Relatives
  • Neil Macdonald (brother)
  • Joyce Napier (sister-in-law)
Comedy career
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • film
Genres
  • Black comedy
  • deadpan
  • non sequitur
  • observational comedy
  • political satire
  • shaggy dog story

Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He was a cast member for five seasons of Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998. He wrote for the sitcom Roseanne. He co-created and starred in The Norm Show (1999–2001) and A Minute with Stan Hooper (2003). He hosted the podcast Norm Macdonald Live from 2013 to 2018. He also appeared as Mitch Weaver in the movie Dirty Work and as Lucky in five Dr. Dolittle movies.

Macdonald was born in Quebec City. In 1988, he married Connie Vaillancourt. They legally separated in 1999. He had a son, Dylan (born 1993).

Macdonald died from leukemia in Pasadena, California, on September 14, 2021. He was 61. He had been diagnosed with the disease nine years before his death.

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