One of Canada’s finest comedy exports, Norm MacDonald is a world-renowned stand-up comic, renowned for his signature style of deadpan delivery and razor sharp wit. MacDonald regularly makes it into rundown lists of the best comics of all time, while his tenure on Saturday Night Live endeared him to millions across North America. Whether you’re looking to witness his distinct delivery in person once again, or keen to experience his comic timing afresh, it’s easy to find Norm MacDonald tickets online at StubHub.
Norm MacDonald – breakthrough and SNL success
Norm MacDonald had comedy in his bones from an early age and he began performing stand-up as a young man at clubs across Ottawa in his native Canada. His debut at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 1987 catapulted him before the attentions of numerous producers, with Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live quick to seek him out for a regular role on the long-running American sketch and variety show.
MacDonald joined the cast during the 1993 season, becoming known for his unique impersonations of Hollywood A-listers like Burt Reynolds, Bob Dole and David Letterman. During his run on the show, MacDonald was front and centre of the popular Weekend Update segment, becoming one of the most memorable hosts of this must-watch skit. Witness his comic take on the political news of the day, or experience his irrepressible impersonations in person when you grab Norm MacDonald tickets at StubHub.
Norm MacDonald – moving into the mainstream
After enjoying several years on Saturday Night Live, MacDonald branched into writing, producing and acting. He appeared in countless movies and television shows throughout the 90s and into the new millennium, as well as lending his instantly recognisable voice to all manner of animated films and television shows. He also bagged his own shows, including the mash hit sitcom The Norm Show.
After ventures in reality television and behind the camera, he returned to headline his own show in 2005 with a sketch comedy series, Back to Norm on Comedy Central. While the pilot for this show didn’t mature into a pilot, it would inspire MacDonald to revive his career as a sketch writer and performer, with several comedy albums capitalising on what he does best. One of his most popular performances, Ridiculous, was released by Comedy Central Records and features a bevy of A-list guest stars. In more recent years, he’s also returned to guest present on his stomping ground on Saturday Night Live, with frequent appearances on talk and panel shows to boot. Whether it’s one of his knockout stand-up performances, or a live show showcasing the best of his sketches, it’s easy to find Norm MacDonald tickets for a venue near you at StubHub.