Macdonald is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He had an active role on Saturday Night Live as an anchor for the weekend update, which made him well-known television figure. His talent and passion for what he does, are recognized and accepted in the entertainment industry. Political satire, surreal humor, black comedy, anti-humor, and wit are mainly genres he includes in his comedy. He has performed many stand-up comedies which were worthy of attention.
Norman Gene Macdonald, also known as Norm, was born in 1959 and raised in Quebec City, Canada. He was born into a family of teachers. His father Percy and his mother Ferne were both teachers. But nor his brother Neil, who is a journalist, nor he, followed their parents’ path. His brother works for CBC News.
Norm’s first performances were in the 80s, in stand-up clubs in Ottawa. In 1987 he appeared in Just for Laughs comedy festival, held in Montreal. And in 1993 he became the part of Saturday Night Live that was produced by NBC. Many other casts of the show were the inspiration for his impressions. Norm was given the position of the anchor of Weekend Update segment once Kevin Nealon had left SNL.
He used his job position for constantly mocking certain public figures such as Michael Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Marion Barry and O. J. Simpson. During Simpson’s murder trial, Norm made it a priority to deride the former football star. Simpson was accused of killing his wife, and her friend and Norm made sure everyone sees he finds Simpson guilty.
In 1998 low ratings made Don Ohlmeyer remove Norm from the position of an anchor. Macdonald didn’t feel that reason was valid and the real one for his dismissal. He strongly believed it had a lot to do with his comments and jokes that many found inappropriate.
After he was removed from his job position as an anchor, he started doing voice-overs for characters in some movies. In 1998, he co-wrote and starred in the „revenge-comedy“ Dirty Work. In the same year, he voiced the character of Lucky The Dog in Dr. Doolittle. He repeated the role in both sequels. His voicing-overs continued in Family Guy with the character of Death. Unfortunately, it was a passing thing since he couldn’t voice the character again. He made an appearance in Celebrity Edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and won $500,000.
He didn’t have much luck on FOX either, since sitcom in which he starred, lasted for only six episodes. The sitcom was called A Minute With Stan Hooper. He signed a deal with Comedy Central, and it helped him create the sketch comedy Back to Norm and release sketch comedy album called Ridiculous. On the ninth season of Last Comic Standing, produced by NBC, Macdonald replaced one of the judges for that season. At the moment, he is perfecting his craft, trying to advance his stand-up.
Net Worth of Norm Macdonald
As a television personality, Norm was part of many shows and movies. His net worth is estimated at $2.2 million.
Macdonald is a man who does not have any interest in pleasing anyone. Although he believes that cost him his job on SNL, he would do it all over again and stayed true to himself. We hope to see more of him and wish him the best of luck.