Beyond 'Saturday Night': Norm Macdonald's best roles from 'Dirty Work' to 'Screwed'

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From "The Norm Show" to "Billy Madison," here are Norm Macdonald's best roles throughout his career.
News of comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald's passing sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry on Tuesday.

After a secret nine-year battle with cancer, he died at the age of 61. The Canadian native's friend Lori Jo Hoekstra was with Macdonald when he passed and explained to Deadline that the stand-up battled the disease for almost a decade.

"He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic," she said.

One of Macdonald's most memorable roles was starring on the NBC late-night comedy sketch show. He helmed the "Weekend Update" segment and starred on the series from 1993 until 1998. However, the performer was known for playing other comedic parts in TV shows and movies.

Take a walk down memory lane and look at Macdonald's other unforgettable roles throughout his eclectic career.

Billy Madison (1995)

Norm Macdonald (left) and Adam Sandler in "Billy Madison." ©Universal/Courtesy Everett

The Adam Sandler comedy flick was Macdonald's feature film debut, and he starred as his fellow "SNL" alum's pal Frank. Sandler spoke about working with Macdonald, in a 2016 interview with Conan O'Brien, during the film's pool scene before Sandler's Madison chases an imaginary penguin.

"I'm doing a scene with Norm at the pool. I say my line, and I think I…
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