Before he died, Norm Macdonald has one last wish: to put together one last special concert for the public. Now, that secret document will finally be broadcast publicly on Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter shared.
Macdonald, person passed away last September 61 years old, battling cancer since 2012, keeping her illness private. While working on new material for another Netflix special in the summer of 2020, he was hospitalized for a check-up. Worried about the next steps in his career, Macdonald decided to do something special.
“His test results weren’t good, so in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic and literally the night before the procedure, he wanted to document this just in case – like him. said – things went south,” Macdonald’s longtime producing partner, Lori Jo Hoekstra, told CHEAP. “It was his intention to have something special to share if something happened.”
So the comedic legend filmed the entire special event standing straight from his living room in a single hour. Despite passing the 2020 procedure, Macdonald decided to shelve the project for a later date. And after he fell seriously ill a year later, his team decided it was best to release the project in tribute to the late star.
Before Macdonald passed away, he reviewed the special issue and suggested a headline: Nothing special.
Macdonald has worked with Netflix in the past on his specials Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip and Tricksas well as his season-long talk show Norm Macdonald has a show.
The show includes collaborators like Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade, and Molly Shannon, all of whom paid tribute to supporters during this year’s Netflix Is a Joke Fest.
Norm Macdonald’s one-of-a-kind final act, Nothing specialwill premiere on Netflix on May 30.