- A video of Norm Macdonald joking about most cancers is circulating on-line following information of his dying.
- Comic Tom Thakkar shared a hyperlink of the clip, which is from Macdonald’s 2011 comedy particular.
- Within the comedy bit, Macdonald pokes enjoyable on the phrase “lost a battle with cancer.”
Norm Macdonald as soon as poked enjoyable on the phrase “lost his battle with cancer” 10 years earlier than dying of the illness. Now, following information of his dying on Tuesday, the video has resurfaced on-line.
Comic Tom Thakkar shared the clip on Twitter, which is from Macdonald’s 2011 particular “Me Doing Stand-Up.” Within the bit, the previous “Saturday Night Live” star derides the terminology used so typically when referring to deaths by most cancers.
“In the old days, a man could just get sick and die. Now, they have to ‘wage a battle,'” Macdonald mentioned within the clip.
The comic went on to joke that his uncle Burt was “‘waging a courageous battle'” towards most cancers from his hospital mattress whereas watching TV.
“In the old days, they’d go, ‘Hey! That old man died. Now, they go ‘Hey, he lost his battle,'” Macdonald defined. “That’s no way to end your life.”
“What a loser that guy was. The last thing he did was lose,” he joked.
Elsewhere within the clip, Macdonald tells viewers members that he is not going to have a “brave battle” when he is dying.
“When the fucking sickle of death is over my goddamn neck, I’m gonna be so cowardly … I’m not gonna be brave,” Macdonald mentioned on the time. “I don’t care how old I am, I could be 94. I’ll still be like ‘Oh, please take my grandson.'”
Information broke Tuesday that Macdonald had died after privately struggling with cancer for 9 years. The comic was 61.
In a statement to Deadline, Macdonald’s producing associate and buddy Lori Jo Hoekstra mentioned the “Roseanne” author was “most proud of his comedy.”
“He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic,” Hoekstra mentioned.
Macdonald was beforehand married to Connie Vaillancourt earlier than they reportedly divorced in 1999. He’s survived by their son, Dylan Macdonald.
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