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Old 09-14-2021, 02:38 PM   #1
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Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

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Old 09-14-2021, 02:51 PM   #2
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Wow, didn't know he was battling cancer for so long. He's made me laugh out loud so much over the years. RIP
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Old 09-14-2021, 02:54 PM   #3
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

RIP Norm. Sad I never got to be at his table
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:12 PM   #4
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For me he was the best comedian, the king of making unfunny things funny. RIP Norm
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:16 PM   #5
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Horrible. **** cancer.

he was absolutely brilliant.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:25 PM   #6
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RIP Norm
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:38 PM   #7
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

He was one of the best. Big loss for comedy…
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:38 PM   #8
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RIP! I played with Norm at WSOP in 2019 in the "Closer" I have a snapchat pic of him even but can't figure out how to post in the thread
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:45 PM   #9
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Man just saw him in the big blind poker show recently, i thought he wasnt looking too well, didnt know he was that ill, life is fragile rip Norm.
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:49 PM   #10
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

RIP.

This clip with him and Larry King made me laugh out loud, the end line especially.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGHe9mjF0Xk
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:50 PM   #11
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

RIP

Norm was one of my absolute favorites of all time.
His interviews on Conan include some of the best comedy I've ever heard. His joke on Howard Stern, the little Johnny with the Vietnam vet uncle, just legendary. His podcast show was funny with Adam Eget.

The Conan joke with his old Uncle who used to Ride the Rails with Kitchener Leslie is one I'll include here.

Norm Macdonald and his Dirty Uncles
https://youtu.be/FNF-bFzk8Kg
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:47 PM   #12
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

Here is Norm, Artie Lang, Dave Attell, and Sam Simon busting balls on Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh name on Playboys short lived poker show.

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Old 09-14-2021, 06:41 PM   #13
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One of my favorite youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F6dXcW-_Fc
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:00 PM   #14
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RIP to an absolute legend. The world just lost a good one
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:13 PM   #15
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I played with Norm back in 2003 in the Mirage 20-40 limit hold 'em game. He was mostly quiet while playing and beat me in our one serious hand against each other.

Norm was good friends with 2+2 poster "Gabe" and the two of them would make poker road trips to Vegas back then.



Norm is a top ten all-time comedian. You Tube is loaded with great material from him.

The moth joke is a good example of his unique style.


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Old 09-14-2021, 08:29 PM   #16
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Played with his friend in a SNG at the WSOP a couple years ago. He railed for a bit, and made some jokes. I'm sure a lot of people have much better stories, but it was a cool little moment for me as someone who grew up watching his stuff. Seemed like a fun guy to be around.

RIP Norm
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:29 PM   #17
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

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RIP Norm. Sad I never got to be at his table
He was often playing at the legendary Mayfair in NYC and he never said a word. Joel Bagels would be yakking away making everyone laugh and not a peep from the pro which was disappointing.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:11 PM   #18
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Loved his comedy. He’ll be missed.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:23 PM   #19
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

He came to perform in a nearby town many years ago and dropped in to CAZ's 20-40 LHE. Not a peep but I decided to go to the show because I was curious as to why he was considered great.

Well! W/I 30 seconds he had the house roaring and it never stopped.

RIP
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:07 PM   #20
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I went to high school with him in Ottawa. He was always a comic genius. I will miss you Norm.
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:13 PM   #21
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

Watched this story live on Letterman years ago about an old guy wanting to play scrabble at a bed and breakfast, almost peed myself.

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Old 09-14-2021, 10:36 PM   #22
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One of my favorite Norm talk show jokes. RIP all-time comedy legend.

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Old 09-14-2021, 11:26 PM   #23
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

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a bunch of humorless, Marxist, triggered ****s.
Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. — some humorless guy, apparently.

Anyway, this is, imo, Norm's great poker joke, which I believe I heard on the 2+2 PokerCast at some point, and I have retold a fair number of times since:

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Norm MacDonald tells the story of an old gambler, who, after many years of being incredibly down on his luck, makes an amazing run and manages to win the World Series of Poker.

So, after he had won some 10 million dollars, a reporter runs up to him and asks him, "Sir, now that you've just won all this money, what are you going to do with your winnings?"

Straight away, the old gambler replies, "Well, I'm going to pay back people I owe money to."

The reporter says, "Oh I see. That is very honorable of you, sir, but what about the rest?"

The old man rubs his beard, looks up and thinks for a minute, before finally replying. "Well, I guess they'll just have to wait."
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:41 PM   #24
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I'm surprised there are so many Norm fans on 2+2. I thought you were all a bunch of humorless, Marxist, triggered ****s.
Glad 2+2 is living up to your standard. We were all worried.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:00 AM   #25
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huge fan, have always seen him described by peers as a "comic's comic." talk show slayer

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