Norm Macdonald

1959 - Today

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Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who was known for his style of deadpan humor and interjecting poetic, sometimes old-fashioned turns of phrase. Throughout his career, he appeared in numerous films and was a regular favorite comedian panelist of talk show hosts, with many critics considering him to be the ultimate late-night comedy guest.Early in his career, Macdonald's first work in television included writing for such comedies as Roseanne and The Dennis Miller Show. In 1993, Macdonald was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL), spending a total of five seasons on the series, which included anchoring the show's Weekend Update segment for three and a half seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norm Macdonald has received more than 11,760,169 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Norm Macdonald is the 75th most popular comedian (down from 74th in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from Canada and the 2nd most popular Canadian Comedian.

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  • 12M

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  • 51.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Norm Macdonald ranks 75 out of 90Before him are Sinbad, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Cho, B. J. Novak, Andrew Dice Clay, and Dolphy. After him are Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, Bill Burr, Gabriel Iglesias, Dane Cook, and Kristen Schaal.

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Among people born in 1959, Norm Macdonald ranks 483Before him are Ronald Weigel, Patrizio Oliva, Rudolf Koelman, Wanda Panfil, Juan Carlos Letelier, and Marc Alexandre. After him are Sjaak Troost, Per-Mathias Høgmo, Fernando Romay, Tim Van Patten, Marc Shaiman, and Phil Morris.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Norm Macdonald ranks 654 out of 1,130Before him are Vanessa Morgan (1992), Sidney Crosby (1987), Emily Murphy (1868), Stephen Elop (1963), Jessica Parker Kennedy (1984), and June Havoc (1912). After him are Andrea Roth (1967), Erik Mongrain (1980), Jennifer Finnigan (1979), Vik Sahay (1971), Erica Cerra (1979), and Hayley Wickenheiser (1978).

Among COMEDIANS In Canada

Among comedians born in Canada, Norm Macdonald ranks 2Before him are Howie Mandel (1955).

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