He hosted the “Weekend Update” show in the 1990s
New York- Comedian Norm Macdonald is a former screenwriter and actor of “Saturday Night Live”. He has passed away after hosting “Weekend Update”, a 1990s show. He is now 61 years old.
MacDonald passed away on Tuesday, after nine years of battle against cancer, according to Brillstein Entertainment partners, his Los Angeles-based company.
He is the son of a Quebec City-based school teacher. He is a comedian on talk shows. He briefly worked as a screenwriter on the “Rosanna” series in 1993 when he was cast as “Saturday Night Live”.
In 1998, he retired from the show and created and starred as the star in “The Norm Show,” an ABC sitcom in which he played a former NHL hockey player who was expelled for tax evasion. He was also forced to do community service as a social worker.
His esoteric impersonations of characters such as Burt Reynolds are what made him famous. Will Ferrell plays Alex Trebek on “SNL”. He also imitated Larry King (Bob Dole), and David Letterman.
MacDonald hosted “Weekend Update”, where news and jokes flood in. His frequent targets include Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson, and OJ Simpson.