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Bob Saget Opens Up About His Final Conversation With Norm Macdonald

Added on September 19, 2021 inFree Facts and Fun
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In a heartfelt video, Bob Saget remembers his close friend, the late Norm Macdonald, and reveals the final conversation the two shared. Macdonald passed away on September 14th after a 10-year battle with an undisclosed form of cancer. A beloved Canadian-born comedian, Macdonald got his start on SNL as the host of the Weekend Update

In a heartfelt video, Bob Saget remembers his close friend, the late Norm Macdonald, and reveals the final conversation the two shared. Macdonald passed away on September 14th after a 10-year battle with an undisclosed form of cancer. A beloved Canadian-born comedian, Macdonald got his start on SNL as the host of the Weekend Update segment and become known for his biting wit and no-holds-barred style of comedy.

Macdonald and Saget first met in 1978 at a comedy club in Ottawa, Canada, and would go on to form a lifelong friendship. The two eventually collaborated on the 1998 comedy called Dirty Work, in which Macdonald starred and Saget directed. Their most recent collaboration came in a video on Macdonald’s YouTube channel last year where the two chatted while quarantined.

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In a new video posted to his YouTube channel, Saget reflected on Macdonald’s life and fondly remembered their time together. After explaining how the two met each other, Saget went on to bounce around various fond memories he had of Norm throughout the years. “He was one of the most important people in my life and one of the sweetest. And we loved each other,” Saget says, tearfully. Saget would then go on to reveal the last interaction he had with Macdonald. Read one of Saget’s quotes and check out the full video below:

“Two weeks ago, he texted me ‘How are you? What are you doing? Are you doing stand-up?’ And I answered him with much too many words. And then I didn’t hear back. And then last week I got a text and it just said ‘I love you.’ And I didn’t say much back. I just said: ‘I love you, Norm.’ And that was my last communication with him.”

Saget went on to address Macdonald’s unique – and sometimes dark – comedic style, saying: “He was a comedic genius. Anybody that didn’t get it, I’m sorry for you that you didn’t get it.” One memory, in particular, stood out to Saget: that of his own roast on Comedy Central. Macdonald, who had been among those selected to roast Saget, opted to bomb with the live audience on purpose by reading jokes from a 1940s joke book instead of roasting someone who was a close personal friend. “It was so anti-roast…He didn’t want to roast his friend,” says Saget. Getting choked up, Saget also adds: “He made me better. He made me better as a comedian, but more importantly, he was a genuine friend. Our friendship was really, very deep.”

Saget’s video is the most heartfelt and most moving tribute to Macdonald so far, because it clearly comes from someone who was a genuine friend to the man. Although he recognizes that Macdonald often went to a place of darkness as a comedian, the picture he paints of Macdonald is that of a brilliant and kind man, operating at a level of comedy that was above almost everyone else. One of the most telling signs of his genius is the respect he garnered from other comedians, as evidenced by the tributes they have recently shared praising Macdonald’s brilliance.

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