Seth Meyers shed no tears for Norm Macdonald on Tuesday night time, however not as a result of he wasn’t devastated by the tragic information of his fellow “Weekend Replace” anchor’s sudden passing at the age of 61 after a protracted and secret most cancers combat.
Because the Late Night time host put it, Macdonald wouldn’t have wished to listen to something “sentimental,” however Meyers did spend a number of minutes remembering among the funniest issues the late comic ever stated.
Amongst them was the primary time Meyers met Macdonald backstage at Saturday Night time Stay in 2001, when Meyers was only a younger forged member on the present. When somebody requested Macdonald how his newfound fatherhood was going, he replied, “It’s going nice. Nonetheless no abductions.”
Macdonald, who by many accounts was the all-time greatest anchor in SNL’s 46-year historical past, was additionally chargeable for Meyers’ all-time favourite “Weekend Replace” joke. Reporting that the richest lady on this planet had simply celebrated her tenth birthday, Macdonald requested, “What’s it prefer to be the richest lady on this planet? Properly, to provide you some concept, on the occasion that they had two desserts.”
Meyers channeled Macdonald’s signature deadpan supply when he shared that punchline and readily admitted that when he first began anchoring “Weekend Replace” in 2006, he needed to “beat Norm’s supply” out of him in order that he wasn’t simply doing a poor imitation of the comic. The kicker got here when Macdonald revealed that his son was watching SNL again then and advised him, “You speak like Seth Meyers.”
However, after all, Macdonald bought the final snigger, telling Meyers, “Oh no, my son doesn’t know the way time works.”
“He was the gold commonplace and he’ll proceed to be the gold commonplace,” Meyers concluded.
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