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The world of comedy sadly lost the great Norm Macdonald after a secret, nine-year battle with cancer.

Macdonald had an absolutely amazing career in comedy.   He started in standup and quickly got a prominent writer’s job with Roseanne.

From there, Norm wrote for The Dennis Miller Show and then Saturday Night Live.   It was there that Norm got his first onscreen break when he became the SNL Weekend Update anchor (which was a brilliant position for him).

Years later, after leaving SNL, Norm would return for the recurring “Celebrity Jeopardy” sketches…which were some of the funniest bits in SNL history…as Norm hysterically played a gum-chewing, wise-cracking Burt Reynolds.

So, let’s take a look at five of these classic moments.   RIP, Norm.

– East Side Dave

Celebrity Jeopardy! Kathie Lee, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds - SNL

Kathie Lee Gifford (Kristen Wiig), Tom Hanks, Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond) and Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald) take on Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) in a new r...



SNL40: Celebrity Jeopardy - SNL

Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) tries his best to keep contestants Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon), Tony Bennett (Alec Baldwin), Bur...



Celebrity Jeopardy!: Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Lewis - SNL

Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) gets frustrated when his celebrity guests Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald) and Jerry Lewis (Martin S...



Celebrity Jeopardy!: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, & Sean Connery - SNL

Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) must host "Celebrity Jeopardy!" despite the incompetence of contestant French Stewart (Jimmy Fallon) and the unwillingness of Sean...



Celebrity Jeopardy!: Phil Donahue, Burt Reynolds, Marlon Brando - SNL

Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) is frustrated that Phil Donahue (Darrell Hammond), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald) and Marlon Brando (John Goodman) can't seem to a...



"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.