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Old 09-15-2021, 12:10 AM   #26
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

few knew that Norm was a deeply closeted homosexual
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:13 AM   #27
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RIP.
Thought he was great on HSP.
Not an easy job to replace Gabe and AJ.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:00 AM   #28
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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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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
Norm was not a comedian who always had to be the funniest guy in the room which is part of what made him so great.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:58 AM   #29
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Longshot Louie, lol

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Old 09-15-2021, 03:37 AM   #30
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RIP.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGHe9mjF0Xk
"you just drive into hell, you see signs that say we'll buy your gold from your teeth"

hahah perfect description of AC
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:40 AM   #31
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for me, the best comedian that ever lived
I'll console myself with the many many hours that will forever live on on the blogosphere
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:12 AM   #32
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few knew that Norm was a deeply closeted homosexual
he was once married and had a son. sounds like a rumor
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:20 AM   #33
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he was once married and had a son. sounds like a rumor
Sounds more like projection from wreckem.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:32 AM   #34
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In watching a bunch of clips the last 24 hours, he himself jokes(I think he is joking) that he is a deeply closeted homosexual on various talk shows.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:32 AM   #35
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Re: Comedian and poker commentator Norm Macdonald has died

Take it easy fellas it's a fairly well known Norm bit.

Meanwhile, fk.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:41 AM   #36
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he was once married and had a son. sounds like a rumor
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In watching a bunch of clips the last 24 hours, he himself jokes(I think he is joking) that he is a deeply closeted homosexual on various talk shows.
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Old 09-15-2021, 11:59 AM   #37
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RIP Norm

Legend.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:07 PM   #38
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Sounds more like projection from wreckem.
Sounds like a level...
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:10 PM   #39
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huge fan, have always seen him described by peers as a "comic's comic." talk show slayer

this is so epic, what a talent
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:35 PM   #40
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:42 PM   #41
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few knew that Norm was a deeply closeted homosexual
It's ok wreckem, some of us got your joke. It certainly raised a smile from me.
He was obviously lying about that doghouse.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:06 PM   #42
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:07 PM   #43
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It's ok wreckem, some of us got your joke. It certainly raised a smile from me.
He was obviously lying about that doghouse.
I think Norm would have enjoyed how it played out in the thread
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:55 PM   #44
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One of my favorite youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F6dXcW-_Fc
I have watched this clip probably 100 times, always coming up when I am binge watching Norm clips.
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:25 PM   #45
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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:
It was actually Thor Hansen who said that... funny remark though.
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Old 09-15-2021, 09:25 PM   #46
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Thanks for the walk down the Norm memory lane guys.
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Old 09-16-2021, 12:56 AM   #47
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Bill Simmons did a podcast this AM with Norm’s longtime producer. 30 mins of firsthand Norm stories….as funny as he was on TV he was supposedly even funnier IRL. The pod is one of the most epic 30 minutes of absolute hilarity I can remember.

RIP Norm
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Old 09-16-2021, 02:17 AM   #48
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Funniest guy in my lifetime, just the best. Single greatest talk show guest of all time, and somehow his standup was even better. I once saw him two sets straight in DC, completely different 90 minutes both times, something that most comedians work a lifetime for he was able to completely change in one night. His unique comedic genius didn't stop there, he recognized my buddy and I from the first show and sat at our table during the middle act. Now this was no normal middle act, this was quite possibly the worst comedian in the history of comedy. He was a guy whose schtick was that he was an atheist, but not only that he was the most hardcore atheist ever and every joke was about how much of an atheist he really was. Well Norm knew this guy was going to bomb, so there he was sitting at our table cackling at the top of his voice over every non punchline. Whole place was groaning four minutes in, except our guest of honor who was loving every minute.

One of my best friends and I would wait for Norm tickets like most people wait for concerts and sporting events. The guy had the most unique take on the world, constantly searching for the perfect joke and never taking the easy punch line. My favorite memory was at the small showroom at the South Point where I probably saw him 8 times. In between making us die laughing, I am sitting front row and he asks me what I do for a living. We begin to talk for five minutes about poker during the set, he invites me backstage to continue our gambling conversation, and then just lays into how boring my buddy who is an accountant.

It's one thing to be funny, its a whole different thing to do anything for a laugh. He got fired from just about every hollywood job he ever had because of that drive. When the head of NBC whose best friend was OJ Simpson told him to stop with the constant OJ jokes, he shoehorned in every OJ joke he could think of. When comedy central tells him he needs to be brutal during the roast of Bob Saget, he reads from a the softest joke book from 1950. When the University of Iowa sold 10s of thousands of tickets but told him about what he couldn't say, he brought out his most lude set and laughed as thousands of people ran away from their seats. He has been banned for three decades at ESPN after ignoring the producers and having the funniest opening monologue at any awards show in history. He was uncompromisingly dedicated to the art of joke telling, while at the same time underselling how incredibly well read and analytical he really was. He didn't even tell those closest to him that he had cancer so as not to get in the way of making the audience laugh.

I haven't been able to start once again going down that Norm Macdonald youtube tunnel, but I can't wait for when I am able to again. Just remember, board is spelled "bored" and there are some things they can't take away from you, unless you kill your wife and waiter.
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:37 AM   #49
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When someone speaks truth to power there are consequences, usually financial. Norm had the courage to speak up, which is rare today. RIP brother.
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Old 09-16-2021, 09:45 AM   #50
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No! He wasn't gay. He was deeply closeted. He wasn't gay.
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