Norm Macdonald

Norman Gene Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.wikipedia
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The Norm Show

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He starred in The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001.
The series starred Norm Macdonald, who created the series with Bruce Helford.

Saturday Night Live

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He was a cast member for five seasons on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. Macdonald joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) television program in 1993, where he performed impressions of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Quentin Tarantino, Charles Kuralt and Bob Dole, among others.
By 1997, Ohlmeyer renewed his focus on limiting Michaels's independence, forcing the removal of writer Jim Downey and cast member Norm Macdonald.

Neil Macdonald

He has an older brother, Neil Macdonald, who is a journalist with CBC News and he has a younger brother named Leslie.
His brother is comedian/actor Norm Macdonald.

Don Ohlmeyer

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In early 1998, Don Ohlmeyer, president of NBC's West Coast division, had Macdonald removed as Weekend Update anchor, citing declining ratings and a drop-off in quality.
Ohlmeyer is best known as the man who fired comedian Norm Macdonald from Saturday Night Live.

Colin Jost

Current "Weekend Update" anchor and writer Colin Jost named Macdonald as a primary influence on Jost's own work behind the "Update" desk, explaining that Macdonald's tone was one that Jost grew up with in high school.
Jost names Norm Macdonald as a primary influence for his "Update" anchor work, as Macdonald's tone was the one Jost grew up with in high school.

Weekend Update

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He was a cast member for five seasons on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. In early 1998, Don Ohlmeyer, president of NBC's West Coast division, had Macdonald removed as Weekend Update anchor, citing declining ratings and a drop-off in quality. The following year during the show's twentieth season, Macdonald anchored the segment Weekend Update.
Norm Macdonald, whom Chase called "the only other guy who did [the segment] funny", took over the role for Season 20.

Dirty Work (1998 film)

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Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the "revenge comedy" Dirty Work (1998), directed by Bob Saget and co-starring Artie Lange and featuring Chris Farley in his last movie; the film was dedicated to his memory.
Dirty Work is a 1998 American comedy film starring Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden, and Traylor Howard and directed by Bob Saget.

The Drew Carey Show

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Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio.

David Letterman

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Macdonald joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) television program in 1993, where he performed impressions of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman, Quentin Tarantino, Charles Kuralt and Bob Dole, among others.
During the initial weeks of his recovery, reruns of the Late Show were shown and introduced by friends of Letterman including Norm MacDonald, Drew Barrymore, Ray Romano, Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Megan Mullally, Bill Murray, Regis Philbin, Charles Grodin, Nathan Lane, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Steven Seagal, Hillary Clinton, Danny DeVito, Steve Martin, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Artie Lange

Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the "revenge comedy" Dirty Work (1998), directed by Bob Saget and co-starring Artie Lange and featuring Chris Farley in his last movie; the film was dedicated to his memory. It features appearances by Will Ferrell, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Molly Shannon and Artie Lange.
In 1997, Norm Macdonald chose Lange to co-star in his comedy film Dirty Work (1998), which secured Lange several film and television roles including Macdonald's sitcom, The Norm Show.

Roseanne

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Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio.
Original writer Norm Macdonald stated he had written for eight of the episodes.

Dr. Dolittle 3

He reprised the role in both Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).
Starring alongside her are Kristen Wilson as Lisa Dolittle and Norm Macdonald as the voice of Lucky the Dog.

Frank Stallone

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He commonly used Frank Stallone as a non sequitur punchline.
In the mid-1990s, Stallone became the subject of a running gag on Saturday Night Live, during its "Weekend Update" segment hosted by Norm Macdonald.

Jim Downey (comedian)

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The jokes were written primarily by Macdonald and longtime SNL writer Jim Downey, who was fired from SNL at the same time.
When Norm Macdonald began as Weekend Update anchor in the mid-1990s, Downey wrote exclusively for that segment of the show.

NewsRadio

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Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio.
The only recurring character to appear in more than one production season is that of Jimmy's lawyer, Roger, played initially by Norm Macdonald, and later by NewsRadio writer Drake Sather, who did a vocal impersonation of Norm Macdonald.

Colin Quinn

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Macdonald was replaced by Colin Quinn at the Weekend Update desk beginning on the January 10, 1998 episode.
Quinn began hosting "Weekend Update" in January 1998 after Norm Macdonald was fired, and anchored the segment until his departure from SNL in 2000.

Screwed (2000 film)

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In 2000, Macdonald played the starring role for the second time in a motion picture, Screwed, which fared poorly at the box office.
It stars Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, Danny DeVito, Elaine Stritch, Daniel Benzali, Sarah Silverman, and Sherman Hemsley.

Bob Saget

Soon after leaving Saturday Night Live, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the "revenge comedy" Dirty Work (1998), directed by Bob Saget and co-starring Artie Lange and featuring Chris Farley in his last movie; the film was dedicated to his memory.
In 1998, Saget directed his first feature film, Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald and Artie Lange.

Dr. Dolittle 2

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He reprised the role in both Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) and Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).
After assuring Archie that he will find a way to win Ava's heart, John attempts to win Lisa back by dancing in their cabin, with every animal in the forest watching, but Lucky the dog (voice of Norm Macdonald) accidentally ruins it.

Saturday Night Live (season 20)

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The following year during the show's twentieth season, Macdonald anchored the segment Weekend Update.
Jay Mohr remained a featured player and Norm Macdonald was promoted to repertory status and made Weekend Update's latest anchor (though Kevin Nealon was no longer a Weekend Update anchor, he still remained on the show).

A Minute with Stan Hooper

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In 2003 he played the title character in the Fox sitcom A Minute with Stan Hooper, which was canceled after six episodes.
A Minute with Stan Hooper, also known as Stan Hooper, is an American sitcom starring Norm Macdonald.

The Fairly OddParents

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Later in 2005, Macdonald performed as a voice actor, portraying a genie named Norm, on two episodes of the cartoon series The Fairly OddParents, but could not return for the third episode, "Fairy Idol", owing to a scheduling conflict.
Throughout its run, celebrities who have guest starred on The Fairly OddParents include: Adam West, Jay Leno, Norm Macdonald, Mary Hart, Chris Kirkpatrick, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stein, Jackie Mason, Jason Bateman, Rick Fox, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Clarke Duncan, Brendan Fraser, Patrick Warburton, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tom Arnold, and Scott Hamilton.

Family Guy

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Macdonald voiced the character of Death on an episode of Family Guy.
Other recurring cast members include Patrick Warburton as Joe Swanson; Jennifer Tilly as Bonnie Swanson; John G. Brennan as Mort Goldman and Horace the bartender; Carlos Alazraqui as Jonathan Weed; Adam Carolla and Norm Macdonald as Death; Lori Alan as Diane Simmons; and Phil LaMarr as Ollie Williams and the judge.

Dr. Dolittle (1998 film)

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Later that year, Macdonald voiced the character of Lucky the dog in the Eddie Murphy adaptation of Dr. Dolittle.

Molly Shannon

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It features appearances by Will Ferrell, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Molly Shannon and Artie Lange.
Shannon was one of the few cast members to be kept (along with David Spade, Norm Macdonald, Mark McKinney and Tim Meadows) when Lorne Michaels overhauled his cast and writers for season 21 (1995–96).