David Spade reveals secret Norm Macdonald stand-up special could see home on Netflix: ‘I definitely cried’

According to the late comedian’s amigo, David Spade, Macdonald secretly taped a dry run for a planned special before his death. Spade said he got emotional when he finally saw the footage among five of Macdonald’s closest pals, describing the jokes asclassic Norm stuff.

I definitely cried,” Spade said during Wednesday’s episode of his Fly on the Wall” pódcast with Dana Carvey. Spade said Macdonald recorded the set just eight months before his death in September a la edad 61 after a bout with leukemia that the “Sábado noche en directo” alum kept under wraps for nearly a decade.

According to Spade, Macdonald filmed the set at the height of the pandemic while at home alone as theaters and comedy clubs remained shuttered amid sweeping lockdowns.

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Norm Maconald performing at The Ice House in Pasadena, Calif.

Norm Maconald performing at The Ice House in Pasadena, Calif. (Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

He just said, 'Sabes, I keep trying to do my set,’ and he was getting weaker, which we didn’t know,” Spade recalled. “They keep shutting down theaters, and they wouldn’t let him go, so then he goes, ‘I’m just going to run it once, just kind of say it out loud.’

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Macdonald’s memorial service last week at the famed Fonda Theatre in Hollywood drew a who’s who in showbiz, including Bill Murray, Molly Shannon and Conan O’Brien, de acuerdo a informes.

During the memorial, Spade said he saw camera crews from Netflix in attendance, which led him to believe the special could find its home on the platform.

David Spade speaks onstage at "norma macdonald: Nothing Special" during Netflix Is A Joke at The Fonda Theatre May 3, 2022, En los angeles.

David Spade speaks onstage at “norma macdonald: Nothing Specialduring Netflix Is A Joke at The Fonda Theatre May 3, 2022, En los angeles. ( Tommaso Boddi)

Reps for Macdonald and Netflix did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Macdonald became aSábado noche en directocast member in 1993 after working as a writer on “rosaanne” en 1992. Él famously anchored the show’s “Actualización de fin de semana” sketch for three seasons on “SNL” Hasta que 1999, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn.

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Macdonald became known for his impressions of celebrities like Burt Reynolds. He also impersonated Bob Dole, Larry King and David Letterman.

Kevin Nealon and Norm Macdonald during "Actualización de fin de semana" Mayo 14, 1994.

Kevin Nealon and Norm Macdonald during “Actualización de fin de semana” Mayo 14, 1994. (Gerry Goodstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Despues de salir “SNL,” Macdonald had his own comedy show, “The Norm Show,” desde 1999-2001, on ABC. He portrayed a former NHL player kicked out of the league for gambling and tax evasion and forced into community service as a social worker.

He had his own talk show on Netflix for one season in 2018.

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