‘SNL’ Honors Late Cast Member Norm Macdonald

‘SNL’ Honors Late Cast Member Norm Macdonald


Oct. 3 (UPI) — Saturday Night Live paid tribute to its late cast member Norm Macdonald during its Season 47 premiere.

Macdonald, who appeared on the show 1993-99, died of cancer last month. He was 61.

“It is a bittersweet night for us tonight,” Colin Jost said at the top of SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment, which Macdonald had hosted years earlier.

“Norm is the reason I ever wanted to do ‘Weekend Update,’ and, so, tonight, we thought we’d turn the last few jokes of update over to Norm.”

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Several highlights from Macdonald’s time on the faux news desk then played. It ended with Macdonald saying: “That’s the way it is, folks. Good night and good luck.”

Current cast member Pete Davidson didn’t mention Macdonald, but he wore a shirt with his fellow comedian’s face printed on it.

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