“That is just amazing for a comedian to show that,” says ‘ SNL ’ co-star. “He was real, that was him.”
It’s a shock. A huge loss for the world of comedy. He truly was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. He was one of those people that when you asked, ‘What’s he like? Is he really funny in real life?” — he was funnier in real life. And that’s a rarity.
There was a time when people thought we had this feud going on, and at first I thought it [might be true]. Like, “Are we fighting, do we have a feud going on?” And Norm said, “No, this is just like Jack Benny and Fred Allen. You remember Jack Benny and Fred Allen?” And I was like, “Of course I do,” because I knew old radio, and he being the genius that he is knew old radio shows too. Jack Benny had a feud with Fred Allen, but in real life they were buddies. But for the public, when they’d guest on each other’s radio shows, they’d pretend they hated each other. They always chewed each other out or insulted the other one in front of other people. And people bought into it, people thought they didn’t really like each other. But that was, in a weird way, comedic love. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a way of respecting somebody else’s sense of comedy, and that’s what made it so great.
Norm — there was nobody like him. There are a lot of memories I have of him, all funny or good… I remember I did a “Weekend Update” segment where I playedKippy Strugg. [Olympic gymnast] Kerri Strugg was on the show; I did Kerri Strugg’s brother, Kippy, with a very high-pitched tone of voice. It was one of those sketches where there weren’t that many lines, but it just got so many laughs, ’cause Kerri was in the news at that time. And while Norm, was anchoring he broke — like, he laughed. Apparently that was one of only a few times he actually laughed [on set], and he was mad at me, like, “You made me laugh!” I thought that was so endearing. headtopics.com
[One time] my mom was visiting for a week, and I brought her to the show, to the 17th floor [where we wroteSNL], and I showed her my office. There was a point where Norm was walking by… they spoke for 10 minutes. He actually engaged with my mom for the longest conversation; I left them alone because they got in such an engaged conversation. I mean, God, Norm was such a sweetheart. Writers’ night on the 17th floor is not the most casual evening to have conversations with people you don’t know, and he took the time out to speak with my mother. She always spoke so highly of him [after that] and [they would both ask about each other]. I just found it so sweet.
The last week that Letterman did his show and Normcried on the showbecause he was leaving — I mean, he cried… He wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable. That is just amazing, for a comedian to show that kind of vulnerability. It’s really beautiful of him to do. He was real, that was him. And that’s why he’s funny in real life, ’cause Norm was Norm. He was unpredictable, too, and that’s vulnerability. He wasn’t afraid to show that, and that’s really, really special.
There is something very classic about him — not just the fact that he knew who Jack Benny and Fred Allen were. He was a timeless comedian, too. Norm could be funny if he was in the Thirties or Forties or Fifties or Sixties or Seventies. He could fit any one of those genres or decades. I know that there is a lot of love for him, an immense amount of love for Norman.Read more: Rolling Stone »
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What about the J6 protests ? We want more reporting on that. You only have 2 articles on אני ניצן תן לי זר המנטה 'בו דידלי' A35fg1 WichitaSEHS ArethaFranklin RespectMovie EastboroughM Spectione 🏈🦿 He was a beautiful man. His humor was so simple and rascally. Sometimes it was just dumb, he'd tell jokes just to watch them bomb. But somehow he worked that in his favor and it made him quite lovable. I'll always be grateful for the time I got to spend letting him make me laugh.
The world is a much less funny place now 😢
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