Comedian Norm MacDonald has passed away after privately battling cancer for nine years

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Here’s Norm being his best by going against the grain.

Fellow Canuck Dave Foley.

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An iconic scene.

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One of the classics.

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And some memories of what made Norm so lovable.

The first time I saw Norm MacDonald do standup.

And here’s a little something about the news.

And because we can cry even when we are celebrating someone, watching MacDonald’s last appearance on David Letterman’s show will give an insight into the heart that made us love Norm MacDonald.

Finally, Norm MacDonald wrote a half-real, half-fake memoir, Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir. The last chapter begins like this:

There is the way things are and then the way things appear, and it is the way things appear, even when false, that is often the truest. If I am remembered, it will always be by the four years I spent at Saturday Night Live and, maybe even more than that, by the events surrounding my departure from that show. As long as SNL exists, then so do I.

Read the final pages below.

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