John Oliver and Lorne Michaels, a television personality, paid tribute to Norm Macdonald at the 2021 73rd Emmy Awards.
“I want to emphasize that this award is for late-night comedy. No one has been more funny in the past 20 years than Norm Mcdonald.
Oliver accepted the Emmy for Variety Talk Series.
Michaels, the creator and executive producer for ‘SNL,’ also paid tribute when he accepted the Emmy award for variety sketch series.
Macdonald was part of the ‘SNL’ troupe from 1993 to 1998.
“Weekend Update” has been part of SNL’ for 46 seasons. He said, “And here I’d love to pay tribute to one the greatest we ever had,” Norm Macdonald.
Macdonald’s sudden death shocked the entertainment world last week. After a nearly decade-long battle against cancer, Macdonald died at 61 on September 14.
Michaels praised Macdonald more in the backstage press area after ‘Saturday Night Live” won for sketch comedy.
He said, “He meant everything to people there.” “Norm was one the most funny people I have ever met and because he is Canadian, I ranked him in the top five.” Michaels praised Macdonald for his unique delivery and timing, which defied comedy conventions.