Norm MacDonald
Norm Macdonald
Date of Birth: October 17, 1959
Years on SNL: As Cast Member:
As Host:
October 23, 1999
May 16, 2009

Norman "Norm" Macdonald (born October 17, 1959) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actor. He is best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne and made appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. He also starred in The Norm Show from 1999 to 2001. Comedy Central named him #83 on the five-part miniseries 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He is noted as one of Conan O'Brien's favorite and most frequent guests on his various talk shows. His brother is Canadian journalist Neil Macdonald, of CBC News' Washington, D.C. bureau



  • Stan Hooper


SNL Career Edit

  • 1993-1994: Featured Player/Wirter
  • 1994-1998: Repertory Player
  • 1994-1997: Weekend Update Anchor
  • October 23, 1999: Host
  • May 16, 2009: Cameo

Preceded by:
Kevin Nealon
Weekend Update Anchor
(1994 - 1998)
Followed by:
Colin Quinn