Norm Macdonald recorded a new Netflix comedy special before his death

A new comedy comes from Norm Macdonald, who doesn’t let a small thing like being dead stand in his way.

Canadian comedian passed away in September 2021 at age 61. But before that, he shot an hour-long set of new material in his own living room. The resulting show, titled Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special‚ will be released by Netflix as a posthumous comedy special on May 30.

Macdonald filmed the set in the summer of 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter, as he prepared for a medical procedure that, at the time, appeared to be not going well. The Netflix film will also include tributes from Macdonald’s comedy contemporaries, including Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle and David Letterman.

The famed comedian and deadpan actor was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1993 to 1998, hosting weekend update segments and delivering impressions of Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Larry King, Quentin Tarantino and the former US Senator Bob Dole. His sitcom, The Norm Show, ran from 1999 to 2000.

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