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Sep 14, 2021, 8 tweets

Norm Macdonald, known for his deadpan delivery & fearless commitment to bits that would make other comedians cringe, has died at 61.

From late-night appearances to letting jokes bombs for his own amusement, Variety looks back at his most iconic bits.

Macdonald created one of the most iconic #SNL impressions ever with the help of a novelty foam cowboy hat and the nickname “Turd Ferguson.”

Watch the clip:

Macdonald’s “Weekend Update” coverage of O.J. Simpson generated some of most incendiary jokes about the trial on #SNL.

Macdonald loved telling long, rambling stories during his legendary late-night appearances, and his extra-dry “Moth Joke” has racked up over a million views on YouTube.

Comedy Central’s roasts were NSFW affairs, but Macdonald zigged when everyone else zagged, delivering nearly six minutes of tame jokes derived from a book called “Jokes From Retirement Parties.” He lost the audience but made the comedians onstage crack up.

Courtney Thorne-Smith might have been the scheduled guest during this “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” segment, but Macdonald completely stole the show.

Macdonald landed two devastating jokes about Thorne-Smith’s “Chairman of the Board” co-star Carrot Top, including one of late night’s best ever puns.

Watch his appearance here:

Watch all of Norm Macdonald’s funniest moments:

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