Norm MacDonald will be bringing his unique standup comedy routine to the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls in July 2015. There are some comedians that stay on the standup circuit, while others obtain different levels of fame and relevancy in entertainment. Norma MacDonald is one of the few that has broken into entertainment, but stayed true to his comedic roots.
Norm MacDonald was born in Canada and got his start in comedy performing at stand-up clubs in Ottawa during the late 1980’s. He finally got his big break in 1993 when MacDonald joined the cast of the popular and acclaimed NBC show Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live is where Norm honed his comedic skills and gained his notoriety. His most famous sketches included impersonations of Larry King, Burt Reynolds, David Letterman and Bob Dole. Chevy Chase might have been the first host of Weekly Update on SNL, but Norm MacDonald quickly became a fan favorite as the host of this segment. After five years as a cast member Norm MacDonald did venture off into other gigs, but he is still known for his time on SNL.
TV Writer and Appearances
Norm MacDonald might be a comedian, but he is also a very successful writer. He is known for his own standup routines, but he also wrote for the hit TV show Roseanne starring famed comedian Roseanne Barr. He even made TV appearances on popular sitcoms including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. In 1999, Norm actually tried his hand at his own show entitled The Norm MacDonald show, which ran for 2 seasons.
It is MacDonald’s unique comedic timing and sarcastic humor that has made his standup routines incredibly popular with audiences. Comedy Central even named Norm MacDonald as one of the 100 Greatest Standup Comedians of All-Time. When he is not touring and entertaining crowds with his standup routine, he can be seen as a frequent guest on The Conan O’Brien Late Night Show.
Norm Macdonald premiered his podcast in 2013, which is one of the most popular podcasts currently available. He blends his using on eth world with his unique sense of humor. Even though it is his stint on SNL that propelled him to fame, he is still a popular and relevant comedian long after his heyday. Touring and unleashing his standup routine on crowds all over the world is how MacDonald likes to spend his time.