Bill Maher praised the late Norm McDonald for keeping his cancer secret during his nine-year battle.
“Real Time With Bill Maher” Host, 65, Appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” And McDonald’s talked about comedy styles and mythological life.
“Most people are never afraid to be too sensitive,” Maher said. “He made the jokes he wanted to make. I like it.”
He continued, “I know he died after he died. For me, show business: We’re here [the audience]. You are not there for us
Maher said he “doesn’t judge anyone,” but he does not publicly share his health wars with the A-listers.
Sometimes the audience likes it. I was never in that camp, “he said.” I’m not going to burden you. I am here to ease your burden. So I didn’t know about this, nobody knew about it – well, Rs. They kept it to themselves because they were in the show business. He is here to make you happy. ”
MacDonald passed away at the age of 61 on Tuesday. The comedian starred in “Saturday Night Live” from 1993 to 1999.
“Today is a sad day. We all lost Norm Macdonald on ‘SNL’, one of the most influential comedic voices of his or any other generation,” the NBC late-night sketch show team said in an announcement earlier this week. “There are many things we miss about Norm – from his steadfast integrity to his generosity to his surprisingly steadfast ability. But above all, he was just funny. No one was as funny as Roo.
“Billy Madison” star friend and producer partner Lori Jo Hoekstra said she was with him when he died and that he struggled with his cancer to the end. MacDonald is very serious about keeping the news of his illness away from family, friends and fans.
Hoekstra Said deadline In a statement at the time of his death, “he was very proud of his humor. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones viewed him. The money will be lost terribly. ”