Norm Macdonald is going to have a last laugh.Netflix has confirmed Macdonald will have a final, posthumous stand-up special on Netflix launching May 30.
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, which he named, was self-taped in the comedian’s homeThe late comic, who died of leukemia in September 2021, secretly recorded a run-through of a planned stand-up special shortly before his death.Friend and fellow comedian David Spade broke the news Wednesday.
Spade and a few other prominent comics have seen the footage of Macdonald’s last roundup.“I definitely cried,” Spade stated on Jim Downey’s :Fly on the Wall podcast yesterday.
They were all in attendance at a belated memorial service held last week at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.Spade said Macdonald recorded the rough take run-through alone while at home alone during the Covid-19 lockdowns..“He just said, ‘You know, I keep trying to do my set,’ and he was getting weaker, which we didn’t know,” Spade said. “They keep shutting down theaters, and they wouldn’t let him go, so then he goes, ‘I’m just gonna run it once, just kind of say it out loud.’ “The material was described as “classic Norm stuff.”Spade said camera crews were on hand to record the Macdonald memorial, which made him believe that a documentary about Macdonald was in the works with Netflix.Read more on deadline.com