I was a huge fan of Norm Macdonald and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting. You always hoped he would hang around after the work was done, just so you could hear his stories and get a laugh. A legend. 🇨🇦— Laurie Kilmartin- Flappers Burbank Oct 1-2 (@anylaurie16) September 14, 2021

Of the many addictive rabbit holes you can disappear down on the internet, the most pleasurable is 'Norm MacDonald chat show appearances'. Funny & bizarre & unpredictable with a singular comedic voice. https://t.co/p0pf2IjlBl— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 14, 2021

Battling cancer for 9 years without telling anyone is the most Norm Macdonald shit ever.— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) September 14, 2021

Words can’t describe how saddened I am to hear of the passing of my friend. We lost a comedy giant today. As a comic, as a talk show guest. 🤣https://t.co/uKnzfgwE66— JEN KIRKMAN in BROOKLYN DEC 1-4 at UNION HALL (@JenKirkman) September 14, 2021

Nobody was funnier than @normmacdonald. (I’m trying to avoid using the phrase, “twinkle in his eyes”). Love to his friends & family. Never met him. You were never not 100% hilarious. Rest In Peace @normmacdonald Here we are sharing some laughs https://t.co/4Tbm5Wbdol— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) September 14, 2021

After Norm McDonald was fired from SNL for making too many OJ jokes (by the head of NBC – OJ's friend) he was asked back to host and this was his monologue. I was half right. Most fearless funny original guy we knew. Gone, but impossible to forget.Dave Letterman— David Letterman (@Letterman) September 14, 2021

Every one of us loved Norm. A true original. He tweeted this to me as my dad was dying from cancer in 2014, “I’m just an idiot, Laurie but I found when I embraced the pain as tightly as I could it became love. https://t.co/ahxZNRdJEw— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 14, 2021

RIP Norm Macdonald. ?uestion (@questlove) September 14, 2021

I saw this @ConanOBrien when I was still in High School and I don't think I ever laughed as hard as I did when I was seeing this live, @normmacdonald was a genius. Comedy nerds know that the one step beyond #TheAristcrats was the time Norm Macdonald decided to commit to doing a kitschy mediocre roast for Bob Saget. RIP.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 14, 2021

No one could make you break like Norm Macdonald. First met him in the mid 80s. I will never laugh that hard again. Norm Macdonald – legend – one of the funniest ever. Norm Macdonald was fearlessly funny #RIP https://t.co/DIQmAAhMfb— Justin Long (@justinlong) September 14, 2021

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. I'm so sad for all of us today.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 14, 2021

Battling cancer for 9 years without telling anyone is the most Norm Macdonald shit ever.— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) September 14, 2021

I will miss you forever!@normmacdonald pic.twitter.com/guVNMZpyzM— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) September 14, 2021

Can’t believe Norm MacDonald is dead. RIP Norm Macdonald pic.twitter.com/DToJCUBdU2— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) September 14, 2021

Norm is the pinnacle of bravery and originality. #ripNorm— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) September 14, 2021

NORM MACDONALD MY HEART BREAK FOR YOU BUBBA. No formulas, no pandering just purely what he thought was funny. Love u pal. A complete mastery of standup comedy performance and an unparalleled passion for the art of writing jokes. A great friend. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. pic.twitter.com/V6a3DnU71g— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) September 14, 2021

To so many people in comedy, me included, there was nobody funnier than Norm MacDonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. “One of a kind.” “I was a huge fan of his delivery and I essentially ripped off his delivery when I first started acting,” Seth Rogen tweeted. YOU ARE BEST MAN GENIUS FUNNY MAN I LOVE YOU FOREVER GOD BLESS YOU. It was beyond trolling.— B.R.O.theR. One of the the all time greats. I saw him perform live when I was in college. Schwartz/WireImage

The news of Norm Macdonald’s death on September 14 came unexpectedly to a community, and an industry, that revered him. Thanks for all the laughs Norm, very sorry to see you go. Photo: Michael S. We lost one of the greats.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) September 14, 2021

This photo was taken after I was a guest on Norm's show. I will never laugh that hard again. https://t.co/EOi1So7HJ0— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) September 14, 2021

RIP Normhttps://t.co/TL1TezQQun— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) September 14, 2021

Norm Macdonald, Stand-Up and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dead at 61 https://t.co/8Gb6Ns0hpF via @RollingStone This awful news took my breath away. Rest In Peace.💔— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) September 14, 2021

I will spend today as I spend most days: watching clips of Norm Macdonald— matt koff (@mattkoff) September 14, 2021

RIP Norm MacDonald. Sending love to his family and friends.— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) September 14, 2021

In such a divisive time even among comedians, we can all agree Norm MacDonald was the best. An incredible dad. David Letterman, Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Whitney Cummings, Nish Kumar, and even Nancy Sinatra were just a few of the people who also joined the public outpouring of grief that has erupted since the news broke. At dinner the laughs just continued nonstop. Here’s a roundup of what tributes to Macdonald have been shared so far:

I was always delighted by his bizarre mind and earnest gaze. I thought he was way too funny to be successful. One of the most original comedians ever. He made comedians feel like we hadn't even started doing comedy yet. https://t.co/loW3QsEjgW— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 14, 2021

I’ve got so many laughs in my life by just repeating Norm MacDonald jokes. One of a kind. 💔 https://t.co/UfeNoEUlUv— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) September 14, 2021

Damn. I’m gonna miss him.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) September 14, 2021

In my opinion, Norm MacDonald was the funniest Weekend Update anchor. He will be missed. https://t.co/gpWlNy2hwN— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 14, 2021

I’ll always think of the pure brilliance and simplicity of Norm Macdonald’s moth joke. Some of the hardest laughs of my life with this man. He was a lifetime Cy Young winner in comedy. It was one of the most memorable performances I've ever seen. So hilarious and so generous with his personality. pic.twitter.com/2Pftw28uPc— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 14, 2021

I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. “We loved Norm Macdonald,” Steve Martin wrote in a tweet. I'm so sad for all of us today.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 14, 2021

My dear friend Norm MacDonald passed after a brave 10 year battle. I pray for you.” RIP Norm. https://t.co/0sXoCLEtuG— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) September 14, 2021

NOOOOO GODDAMIT. https://t.co/GiPzocTzXQ— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) September 14, 2021

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Tags: I would stay up specifically to watch him on talk shows. He was the funniest guest of all time. I love him.— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 14, 2021

We loved Norm MacDonald. RIP. Lots to choose from but this is maybe my favorite. My deep sympathy to his family, close friends and his fans. Ah yes, Corporate Media, they always have our backs.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 14, 2021

I love the science of comedy. Some shared clips of their favorite Norm moments, while others praised him as a one-of-a-kind genius. An honest and courageous comedy genius. The comedian kept his health struggles private, making his death all the more shocking to his fans and peers. He was one of our most precious gems. Fuck cancer.— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) September 14, 2021

Norm MacDonald was a true GOAT. Oh yeah, incidentally one of the sweetest guys I've ever known.— Greg Fitzsimmons (@GregFitzShow) September 14, 2021

The confidence it takes to tell a joke like this on a talk show is something I’ll always marvel at. Hilarious and unique. One of the funniest to ever do it – RIP to a king— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) September 14, 2021

Oh fuck. It's worth remembering that he was dropped because a high-level NBC executive thought he was too mean to OJ Simpson. Oh my God what is even happening.Good bye, Norm.