Norm Macdonald has left audiences the chance to hear him tell a few more jokes as he passed away.
Macdonald recorded a new hour of material before he died of cancer in September at age 61, according to his sister-in-law Joyce Napier (the bureau chief for CTV National News Ottawa).
“It turns out Norm left an hour of new material behind, recorded in his apartment during the lockdown,” Napier penned.
“It’ll be a Netflix comedy special soon. So, we have that. Which is precisely what Norm wanted.”
Netflix lately declared openly that “Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special” will be out on May 30.
“Norm worked so hard on a new hour of material and wanted it to be seen. While this version of ‘Nothing Special’ was not originally meant to be the final product, Covid restrictions prevented him from filming in front of an audience. We want to make sure his fans see this very funny hour. He left this gift for all of us,” Lori Jo Hoekstra, Mcdonald’s producing colleague, stated.
According to Netflix, Macdonald recorded the new material from his living room in the summer of 2020.
This special includes a bonus feature with Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon sharing their memories of Macdonald’s.
Napier described how Macdonald’s friends and family gathered earlier this month to celebrate the man who never failed to make them smile.
“It has been eight months since Norm Macdonald quietly left us,” she wrote.
“He chose to die privately, his cancer undisclosed to all but a tiny family circle. In an era when people write soul-baring essays about a torn rotator cuff, he kept his condition a secret from just about everyone — from his friends, from his million-plus Twitter followers, from the vast audience of fans who to this day spend the wee hours surfing his talk show appearances on YouTube.”
“We’d celebrated Norm,” Napier let out. “It was poignant, it was funny, it was lovely, and he’s gone.”