Norm Macdonald, Canadian icon and internationally adored comedian, has been deeply missed in the entertainment world since his death last year.
But Netflix has one last treat in store for Macdonald fans: a self-recorded hour-long comedy special of new material, filmed before Macdonald’s death.
As confirmed in a Netflix press release, the stand-up performance Norm Macdonald: Nothing specialwhich he named, will be released on May 30.
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Fans of Macdonald’s biting and witty humor will be able to see Macdonald perform the stand-up special alone in his living room, in one take.
The special was filmed in 2020 after COVID-19 restrictions closed comedy clubs, theaters, and performance venues. According to the press release, Macdonald still wanted to film the stand-up special that she worked so hard to prepare.
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“Norm worked really hard on a new hour of material and he wanted it to be seen. Although this version of Nothing special originally not intended to be the final product, COVID restrictions prevented it from filming in front of an audience. We want to make sure your fans see this hilarious hour. He left this gift for all of us,” said Lori Jo Hoekstra, longtime producing partner of Norm and executive producer of Norm Macdonald: Nothing special.
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The new comedy special will also include a bonus feature featuring appearances by Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon, who discuss Macdonald, looking back on his life, legacy and friendship. The feature film was shot earlier this month during a tribute to Norm in Netflix is a joke: the festival.
Macdonald died in September 2021 after a long secret battle with cancer. She was 61 years old.
He is best known as the host of SNL“Weekend Update” segment. Macdonald stayed with him. SNL Cast until 1998.
He was also well-liked for his stand-up performances and late-night talk show appearances. most notably a five minute joke about Conan about a moth and a doctor.
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