Norm MacDonald Was One Of Our Own

Comedian Norm MacDonald passed away at the age of 61. (photo courtesy: PokerGoNews) Celebrities have floated in and out of the poker world with regularity. Maybe it’s a passing fad, maybe there’s a promotional opportunity, but over the years there have been plenty of high-profile personalities who have enjoyed a brief stay in the poker spotlight and, inevitably, moved on. Norm MacDonald was not one of them. Norm MacDonald was a poker player. That’s why the unexpected news of his passing after a prolonged battle with cancer felt like such a gut punch to the poker community. Certainly, MacDonald will be remembered for his comedic gifts, his grinder mentality when it came to performing stand-up live, and, of course, his years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the anchor for Weekend Update. The world will remember him, rightly and fondly, for all those things. But for many in poker, MacDonald will also be remembered as an avid fan of the game, and certainly the funniest man on the felt. The funniest man to ever live is no longer alive. — Scott Blumstein (@SBlum2711) September 14, 2021 RIP to Norm Macdonald, my personal favorite comedian of all time. One of the only times I’ve ever truly loved getting to meet a celebrity, and just the most brilliant deconstructionist of what comedy is and what the aspects of a joke truly are. — Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) September 14, 2021 Norm was the man. I approached him so […]

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