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Norm Macdonald has one last bit to share in Netflix Special – Deadline

Norm Macdonald is going to have one last laugh.

Netflix has confirmed that Macdonald will have one last posthumous stand-up special on Netflix starting May 30. Norm Macdonald: Nothing specialwhich he named, was self-recorded in the comedian’s house.

The late comedian, who died of cancer in September 2021, secretly recorded a preview of a stand-up special scheduled shortly before his death.

Friend and fellow comedian David Spade broke the news on Wednesday. Spade and a few other top comics saw the footage from Macdonald’s latest roundup.

“I really cried,” Spade said on his fly on the wall podcast yesterday with Dana Carvey. They were all present at a belated memorial service held last week at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.

Spade said Macdonald recorded the difficult grip alone while home alone during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

“He just said, ‘You know, I keep trying to do my set’ and he was getting weaker, which we didn’t know,” Spade said. “They keep closing theaters, and they wouldn’t let him go, so he goes, ‘I’m just gonna run it one time, just kind of say it out loud. “

The material was described as “classic Norm stuff”.

Spade said film crews were on hand to record Macdonald’s memorial, leading him to believe a Macdonald documentary was in the works with Netflix. Macdonald previously hosted a talk show on the streamer.

“Norm worked so hard on a new hour of material and wanted it to be seen. While this version of Nothing in particular was not originally meant to be the final product, Covid restrictions prevented it from filming in front of an audience. We want to make sure his fans see this very funny hour. He left this gift for all of us,” said Lori Jo Hoekstra, Norm’s longtime producing partner and executive producer of Norm Macdonald: Nothing special.

After the special, a bonus featurette with Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon discussing their friend Norm. The conversation was recorded earlier this month during a tribute to Norm on Netflix is ​​a Joke: The Festival.