There are many different human beings in this world. Some make you feel happy, some make you feel sad, some make you feel confused, some make you feel angry, and some make you feel crazy. Norm Macdonald was someone who always made people feel happy, even if they felt sad, confused, angry, and crazy at times. Even Pharrell Williams's amazing song playing in the back of your head and lifting your spirits doesn't compare to the way Norm made everyone happy.
Whether it was Norm's self-deprecating jokes, driving Regis Philbin into short-circuiting mode on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, plotting to destroy Canada while being Timmy Turner's genie, his signature "HEYHEYHEYHEYHEYHEYHEYYYYYY.....", his Burt Reynolds impersonations, eating Will Ferrell's vomit on Weekend Update, his fearlessness against the NBC establishment and mainstream media in general, his charming Colonel Sanders commercials [he will forever be the king of KFC in my point of view], his great roles and cameos in movies such as Billy Madison; Grown Ups; Deuce Bigalow; and Jack and Jill, his moth joke, his roast of Bob Saget, his Dennis Miller Show and podcast, his Politically Incorrect, and Late Night with David Letterman appearances, all his work with Conan O'Brien, the Norm Show on ABC, or many other arrays of acts that Norm produced on stage as one of the best stand-up comics of all time, Norm knew how to make people smile and laugh.
Norm also took on very serious topics that made people think deeper, smile, and appreciate life even more. Even when radio hosts pressed him to think differently, he never took the simple pleasures of life for granted. He was and still is the best father one could ever have to his son Dylan, for example, bringing him on his shows and always describing Dylan as the most important aspect to his life. He also never described dealing with cancer in a somber way. He would come out forthright and say, hey listen, it's still a draw. No one lost their battle, and he's completely right. He was an expeditious warrior in keeping people happy, which is very likely why he kept his cancer battle private. He did not want people to feel sad.
Because of all that and even more, he is deeply needed here on Earth and that is why he will be deeply missed. However, I know and you all know that very likely he is in the heavens right now making even more people happy and we will all one day be part of that grand ol' audience laughing and cheering him on. And yes, we will even one day be able to meet him personally and even make the King himself laugh to tears. Godspeed to you Norm and God Bless your son Dylan, your wife Connie, and all of your friends and family.