Norm Macdonald left behind an hour of new material for one last special – Jahanagahi

Norm Macdonald left behind an hour of new material for one last special

The late comedian Norm Macdonald has given the public a chance to hear him tell a few more jokes.

In a tribute to Macdonald for CTV News, his sister-in-law Joyce Napier (CTV National News Ottawa bureau chief) revealed that she recorded a new hour of material before her death from cancer in September at age 61.

“Turns out Norm left behind an hour’s worth of new material, recorded in his apartment during lockdown,” Napier wrote. “It’s going to be a Netflix comedy special soon. So, we got it. Which is exactly what Norm wanted.”

Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' alum, dies at 61

Napier described how Macdonald’s family and friends from all walks of his life, including his cat sitter and Bill Murray, came together earlier this month to celebrate the man who always made them laugh.

“Eight months have passed since Norm Macdonald quietly left us,” he wrote. “Choosing to die privately, his cancer was not revealed to everyone except a small circle of family. In an era when people write soul-revealing essays about a torn rotator cuff, he kept his condition a secret from just about everyone: from his friends, from his million-plus Twitter followers, from the vast audience of fans who to this day spend the first few hours browsing his talk show appearances on YouTube.”

“We had celebrated Norm,” Napier wrote. “He was touching, funny, charming, and he just walked away.”


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