Late -night The hosts took the time to come out of their shows on Tuesday to cry comedy icon data loss Norm Macdonald following his death at the age of 61.
The unique and ancient comedian Saturday Night Live " " Week-end Update "anchor reportedly died after a nine-year battle with cancer he decided to wage in private. In the wake of upon his passing , the late night comedians who have been fortunate enough to have met Macdonald throughout their careers took a moment to pay tribute to him.
James Corden opened the show by noting that Macdonald's decision not to go public with his cancer diagnosis was very much in line with his character.
"All Norm ever wanted to do was to make us laugh and he was relatively awesome, the host of the "Late Late Show " said . "There was no one like him. I felt privileged every time I was in his orbit. He leaves us as one of the greatest comedians of all time, perhaps the greatest. guest of t The story of late night television, I think. "
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The late night comedians took the time of their shows to honor the late comedian Norm Macdonald. (Images / CBS)
He then opened the floor to his head writer Ian Karmel and conductor Reggie Watts to share their thoughts on Macdonald as well.
"We will miss you so much, Norm, " Corden concluded. "Our thoughts are with youIt's Norm's friends and family today and… Thanks so much for the laughs, Norm. We will never forget them. "
Jimmy Fallon, who was one of the few people who also sat in the " Weekend Update "chair during " Saturday Night Live, "a proved how much of a Macdonald 's fan he is by making an impression of the deceased star and one of his stand-up pieces on Buying A Dog He ' s was committed to remembering.
"It was a comic book and everyone relatively loved him from top to bottom and he will be missed, the host of the " Tonight Show "concluded .
"The Late Show " host, Stephen Colbert , noted that he worked with Macdonald very briefly while he was a guest writer on "Saturday Night Live. " He recallsthat the late comedian took him under his wing and let him write jokes for him on "Weekend Update.
"I would like to be good enough to come up with a joke about the passing of Norm Macdonald, said a dark Colbert . "But the only comedian I know who could get away with a 'Norm Macdonald is dead ' joke is Norm Macdonald. The fact that there isn't anyone on the planet who can do this anymore and the comedy world is poorer for that today. "
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Colbert also reflected on what he admired about Macdonald 's style in "Weekend Update
"I liked the fact that he told jokes that he, in the most popular way.s kind as possible, didn't seem to care if the audience liked them, but they liked the joke, "said Colbert. " They were dark, sometimes too dark for me, but they were weird and he just had a wonderful presence that just blew me away. "
This is something Seth Meyers also recognized during his homage to Macdonald on " Late Night. "
"He once told me that his favorite thing about 'Saturday Night Live ' is that it's the last place on TV you can bombard , Meyers said .
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He noted how Macdonald's delivery and style inspired his when We were behind the desk on "Weekend Update. "
"If he thought the jokes were good, he had just as much fun telling them to a dead audience that to someone who appreciates them ", concluded the star.