True story. When I was emerging from the Brett Favre debacle in 2011, Norm MacDonald actually reached out to me to pitch a hilarious sketch idea about older men texting younger girls. It was brilliant, dark and perfectly Norm. As much as it was my dream to collaborate with him..
I just simply wasn’t ready to move on with something that had derailed my career & traumatized me for months on end. Norm completely understood & related it to some of his own hardships. But he gave me an amazing piece of advice I only wish I had acted on sooner.
Norm told me “the sooner you can own all this shit, the less people will be able to weaponize it against you. Besides Jenn, the beautiful thing about comedy is that it heals everything.”
I’m truly gutted today to hear of Norm’s passing. Because in a time the rest of the world saw me as a punching bag or a punchline, Norm saw the situation for what it was & showed me compassion. Every interaction I’ve ever had with him over the..
Years has always left me feeling like I could accomplish anything I put my mind to. This one really hurts. RIP Norm Macdonald. Your comedic brilliance was only second to your compassionate humanity. 💔

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