Norm Macdonald's passing left a massive hole in the comedy world, simply because no one could tell a joke in the same way Norm could. Thankfully, our prayers have been answered and a NEW Norm Macdonald special is being released on Netflix May 30th, meaning we'll be able to have our hunger satiated one last time. Here are 15 jokes from the king of comedy to prepare you for Norm's new hour, Nothing Special.

The Moth Joke

Norm had a history of telling long convoluted jokes where the punchline is underwhelming on purpose, but the most famous has to be his telling of “The Moth Joke” on Conan. Norm and Conan always work great as a duo and few clips showcase it better than this.

Bob Saget’s Roast

When a producer told Norm he could go as dirty as he wanted for Bob Saget's roast, he instead stole all of his jokes from a 1949 joke book his dad gave him when he started doing comedy. Norm’s friends in the audience know what’s going on, but the crowd thinks he’s lost his mind. It’s a Macdonald must-watch.

Norm’s Thoughts On Alcoholism


“He has the disease of alcoholism. And he came to me and he told me, and I'm the kind of guy that likes to look at the bright side of things. So I told him, I said, "Richie, it's true that you have a disease and everything, but I think you got the best one."

Norm’s Lifestyle

“I don’t do much. I’m too lazy. That’s my problem. Hang around my couch, watching the TV. Just too lazy. I realized this the other day, If I get hit by a truck tomorrow - a big truck could hit me - paralyze me from the neck down. Wouldn’t affect my lifestyle a bit really.”

Chairmen of the Bored

In an interview on Conan with 90210 star Courtney Thorne-Smith, Norm relentlessly adds jokes to spice up the lacking interview. What ensues is some of the best offhand comedy to ever occur on late night.

Norm’s LSD Experience

“The hardest drug I ever did: LSD. I was told to be careful because in 20 years I can have a flashback. I thought that sounded like a good deal … But 20 years have passed with no flashback. What a ripoff that turned out to be.”

Norm’s O.J. Jokes

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Norm was famously fired from SNL for telling too many O.J. jokes on air, and here’s one of the best.

O.J. Simpson was in a different kind of courtroom this week attempting to regain custody of his two children. In order to prove to the court how much he loves his kids, OJ pointed out quote ‘Hey, they’re still alive, aren’t they?’”

Norm’s Wife is a Battle Axe

With a quick reappearance of Norm’s deeply closeted bit, he continues on to tell Conan his wife is a Battleaxe. Norm reverts to the 50’s style of joke-telling, insisting that his wife is a dirty dog!

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