Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Producer and Actor. He is known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live
Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). For three years Macdonald anchored “Weekend Update”, SNL’s longest running recurring sketch. Macdonald also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne” and starred in “The Norm Show” from 1999 to 2001. Comedy Central named Macdonald #83…
Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). For three years Macdonald anchored “Weekend Update”, SNL’s longest running recurring sketch. Macdonald also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne” and starred in “The Norm Show” from 1999 to 2001. Comedy Central named Macdonald #83 on the five part miniseries “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”. He is also noted as one of Conan O’Brien’s favorite and most frequent guests on his various talk shows.
Aside from his notable characterizations of Bob Dole and Burt Reynolds, Macdonald proved that his acerbic wit and writing were not contained to the small screen. He has made numerous appearances in television in such hit shows as “The Middle”, “My Name Is Earl” and “Family Guy”. He has appeared in many films, including the Deuce Bigelow Films and The Animal starring fellow SNL alumni Rob Schneider and Billy Madison starring fellow SNL alumni Adam Sandler. In 1998, Macdonald co-wrote and starred in the comedic film Dirty Work. Directed by Bob Saget and released by MGM, this film became an instant comedy cult classic. Macdonald also played the voice of “Lucky”, the dog in all three of the Eddie Murphy remakes of Dr. Doolittle. In 1996, Macdonald played a network reporter in Milos Foreman’s Academy Award-nominated film The People Vs. Larry Flint and he also appeared in Foreman’s 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic, Man on the Moon, which grossed $45.6 million worldwide.
In 2000, Macdonald rejoined Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski,(The People Vs. Larry Flint and Man On The Moon) and starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the film, Screwed. Most recently in 2010, Macdonald joined former Billy Madison costar Sandler in the hit comedy Grown Ups which grossed $268 million worldwide.
Up next for Macdonald is the highly anticipated new Comedy Central series “Sports Talk” which premieres in April. The show will focus on current events in sports and will be taped in front of a live studio audience. In addition, Macdonald will release a one-hour stand-up special. “Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up,” will debut on Comedy Central in March. This spring, Macdonald will replace Gabe Kaplan as commentator on the seventh season of “High Stakes Poker” on GSN.
Featuring a minimum cash buy-in of $200,000 and a maximum buy in of $500,000, “High Stakes Poker” is the premiere cash game in the history of television. Joining Macdonald for the seventh season is a GSN talent roster that includes Drew Carey, Bill Engvall, and Jerry Springer.
As a native of Quebec City, Canada, Macdonald began his stand-up career in comedy clubs throughout Canada. Macdonald currently resides in Los Angeles.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Norm MacDonald
Norm Macdonald Reads an Excerpt from His Unreleased Book Sequel
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