Norm MacDonald left an hour of new material behind for one last special

Late comedian Norm MacDonald let audiences hear him tell a few more jokes.

In honor of MacDonald’s CTV NewsHis sister-in-law, Joyce Napier (Ottawa bureau chief for CTV National News) revealed that he recorded a new hour of material before he died of cancer in September at the age of 61.

“It turns out that Norm left behind new material for an hour taped to his apartment during lockdown,” Napier wrote. “It’s going to be a Netflix comedy special soon. So, we’ve got that. Which is exactly what Norm wanted.”

Napier described how MacDonald’s family and friends from all areas of his life, including his cat sitter and Bill Murray, got together earlier this month to celebrate the man who always made them laugh.

“It’s been eight months since Norm MacDonald quietly left us,” she wrote. “He chose to die in private, his cancer undisclosed to all but a small family circle. In an age when people were writing soulless articles about a torn rotator cuff, he kept his status a secret from everyone — from his friends, from his more than 1 million followers on Twitter, From a huge audience of fans who to this day spend the first hours browsing his YouTube talk show appearance.”

“We were partying at Norm,” Napier wrote. “He was touching, he was funny, he was beautiful, and he’s gone.”

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