Norm Macdonald's comedy style did not rely on personal anecdotes, he instead preferred to keep his private affairs away from the spotlight.
That very lifestyle is what possibly drove him to record his final one-hour comedy special just as he saw death approach, and it will now be coming to Netflix later this month.Macdonald passed away in September of last year at the age of 61, with the news being carefully disclosed by his representatives to select media outlets who only then made Macdonald's 9-year battle with leukemia public.
Macdonald was a noted Saturday Night Live alumni, helming the Weekend Update desk for years before leaving the show in 1998, as well as a prolific stand-up comedian whose work has been incessantly praised by his peers in recent months.What To Expect From Stranger Things: The Experience In NYC, Plus Sneak Peek Photos And Season 4 CluesAs it turns out, Macdonald also bid farewell to this world in the most Norm Macdonald way possible, opting to shoot a one-hour special in his own living room shortly before facing a life-threatening medical procedure in 2020.
A close friend of the comedian and producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, explained to The Hollywood Reporter that “His test results were not good, so during the heart of COVID-19 pandemic and literally the night before going in for a procedure, he wanted to get this on tape just in case — as he put it — things went south." Although Macdonald made out fine, his health did worsen a year later when he asked her to watch the new material, which he ended up liking and giving a very on-brand name: Nothing Special.Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special will premiere on Netflix this May 30, with the hour’s worth of new material being accompanied by selectRead more on gamerant.com