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Comedy Legend Norm Macdonald Passes Away But His “Bill Clinton Is A Murderer” Jokes Live On


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The comedy world lost a legend yesterday.

Comedian Norm Macdonald who had the ability to turn an acute observation into a elaborate hilarious joke has died at the age of 61.

Macdonald got his start on SNL but was fired five years later for making jokes about OJ Simpson that NBC wasn’t too fond of, but his firing at SNL didn’t stop him from rising to comedic fame and he ended up producing several specials, staring in several movies, and had his own show.

Norm was known to tell jokes that were filled with truth and never let anybody off the hook when it came to hypocrisy.

After it was announced Norm died of cancer at the age of 61 several users on Twitter decided to remember his life by posting a video of him making jokes about Bill Clinton that are funny but eerily true at the same time.

Watch Norm call Bill Clinton a murderer while he was interviewed on the View:

That wasn’t the only time Macdonald took jabs at Bill Clinton, he also made several jokes that stated Bill Clinton killed Vince Foster who was  Clinton’s deputy White House counsel:

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NPR had more details regarding Macdonald’s recent passing:

Comedian Norm Macdonald, a beloved Saturday Night Live cast member in the 1990s, has died. His management company confirmed that the 61-year-old had battled cancer for nine years.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” his producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline. “Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”

SNL fans may remember Macdonald as an anchor on the show’s “Weekend Update” segments. He was known for his impressions, particularly that of Burt Reynolds. In his signature droll manner, he lampooned former superstar Michael Jackson and former football star and actor O.J. Simpson throughout the latter’s murder trial. Macdonald later said he was pressured by network executives to stop blasting Simpson, who was eventually acquitted, as a murderer, and he attributed getting fired from the show for his refusal to stop.



 

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