RIP Norm Macdonald, who once roasted Florida’s swinger culture

The comedy legend died today at the age of 61.

click to enlarge Norm Macdonald on 'Conan' on May 21, 2014. - Team Coco/YouTube
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Norm Macdonald on 'Conan' on May 21, 2014.


Legendary writer, comedian and actor Norm Macdonald died today at the age of 61, after quietly battling cancer for 9 years. He leaves behind a legacy of hilarious stand up sets, TV show episodes, movies and interviews. In 2014, he talked about doing stand-up in Florida on “The Howard Stern Show,” and being offered sex and drugs from people- against his will.

During the interview, Stern asked Norm what happened in Florida.

Norm replied, “In Florida where I just was, they have people that, I don’t know what the fuck they do, but everybody got money,” he said. “I guess they had coke for years, like, thousands of pounds of coke and I don’t know if those guys still do it, I don’t know what the fuck.”

He went on to claim that a limo driver picked him up and told him, “I can take you any place man, anything you want.”

Norm said, “What?” To which the limo driver responded, “Anything you want, I got my wife.”

“Here I am thinking he’s talking about drugs or something,” Norm says, “But he starts with his wife!”

Stern asks him, “Was he offering you his wife?” To which Norm replied, “I don’t fuckin know. But it was all weekend long, I’d meet four or five guys and they’d go, ‘Hey so huh, this is the wife and this is the other wife and uh, how about the eight of us?” Norm finished the sentence with a wide eyed stare, mimicking the husband he claimed was offering an orgy. 

Norm said the pitches for the orgies were vague, “...but you kinda go, what are you talking about? They don’t come right out and say they want to fuck ya.”

Norm wouldn’t engage in such a thing, because there might be too many surprises. 

“You go, ‘What the fuck, who the fuck is this guy?,’” Norm said. “Nobody told me about a guy coming out of a closet wackin’ off with his half-cock, half-hard cock. Where the fuck did he come from?”

They dissected the culture in Florida and why the orgies happen, to which Stern co-host and comedian Artie Lange said, “There’s always a hot tub and ecstacy and pills, and they go ‘come back and we’ll all fuck’.”

Since Norm’s death today, Hollywood has taken to social media to express condolences to a man who was an inspiration to so many. 

“Let me pause my meaningless online arguments to say Norm was one of the greatest comedians to have ever lived,” comedian Tim Dillon Tweeted. “One of the best moments of my career was when he found something I did funny. Very few comics will ever possess that level of mastery. RIP.”

Norm started his stand-up career in small comedy clubs around Canada. He began his career as a writer for “The Dennis Miller  Show” and then “Roseanne,” before moving on to work at “Saturday Night Live.” He became widely popular in his role as the Weekend Update anchor. After SNL, Norm went on to act in several successful movies, ran a TV show and podcast, and never stopped pursuing his lifelong love of stand up comedy. 

Because of him, I’ll never be able to look at a moth the same again.

Go to the light, Norm.

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About The Author

Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia previously wrote for the USA Today Network, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Scalawag Magazine, and various other news outlets. When he's not writing, Justin likes to make music, read, play basketball and spend time with loved ones. 


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