Norm Macdonald recorded one last stand-up special prior to his death last September.
Lori Jo Hoekstra, the late Quebec City-born comedian’s long-time producing partner, confirmed the news in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
It will be titled Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, per his recommendation, and release on Netflix on May 30th.
Per Hoekstra, Macdonald had been preparing material for a new Netflix special in the summer of 2020 before needing to go into the hospital for leukemia treatment. As a result, he recorded what would become Nothing Special the night before going in for a procedure. “It was his intention to have a special to share if something happened,” Hoekstra told THR.
She added that Macdonald filmed the entire special in a single take from his living room. In addition to Macdonald’s comedy bits, Nothing Special will feature clips of Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon discussing Macdonald during the recent Netflix Is a Joke Fest.
Nothing Special is Macdonald’s second project for Netflix. In 2018, he released Norm Macdonald Has a Show on the service, in which he interviewed celebrities like Michael Keaton, Chevy Chase, Jane Fonda and fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter