Television character Lorne Michaels and John Oliver each paid tributes to late comic Norm Macdonald, who was a ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum, on the 2021 73rd Emmy Awards.
“I do need to say, that is an award for late-night comedy, nobody was funnier within the final 20 years than Norm Macdonald on late-night comedy.
“So if you have any time in the next week, do what I did and just spend time YouTubing clips of Norm and Conan because it doesn’t get better than that,” Oliver stated whereas accepting the Emmy for selection discuss sequence.
Michaels, creator and government producer of ‘SNL’, additionally paid tribute whereas accepting the Emmy for selection sketch sequence.
Macdonald was a member of the ‘SNL’ troupe from 1993 to 1998.
“Weekend Update has been part of ‘SNL’ for 46 seasons. And here I’d like to pay tribute to one of the best we ever had, Norm Macdonald,” he stated.
Macdonald’s dying shocked the leisure trade final week. The comedy genius died on September 14 at 61 following an nearly decade-long battle with most cancers.
After ‘Saturday Night Live’ gained for sketch comedy, Michaels supplied extra phrases of reward for Macdonald within the backstage press room.
“He meant the world to people there,” he stated. “Norm was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known and because he’s Canadian I put him up there in the top five.”
Michaels famous Macdonald’s distinctive supply and his timing that defied most comedy norms.