Norm Macdonald Posthumous Stand-up Special Debuts May 30 on Netflix

By Jessica Lerner 

Iconic comedian Norm Macdonald shares a final, posthumous stand-up special on Netflix on May 30.

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special was self-taped in the comedian’s home.

According to the synopsis, “In the summer of 2020, venues were shut down due to the pandemic, but Norm wanted to record the comedy special that he had worked so hard to prepare. He performed it alone in his living room. Being Norm, he did it in one take.”


“Norm worked so hard on a new hour of material and wanted it to be seen. While this version of Nothing Special was not originally meant to be the final product, COVID-19 restrictions prevented him from filming in front of an audience. We want to make sure his fans see this very funny hour. He left this gift for all of us,” said Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald’s long-time producing partner and executive producer of Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special.

Following the special is a bonus featurette with Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon who discuss their friendship with Macdonald. The conversation was taped earlier this month during a tribute to the comedian at Netflix is a Joke: The Festival.

Macdonald passed away in Pasadena, California, on Sept. 14, 2021, after a battle with leukemia. He was 61.