Comedy fans are mourning Norm MacDonald, who died Tuesday at the age of 61 after a private nine-year battle with cancer.

MacDonald was remembered for his unique voice, in every sense, with his absurdist sense of humor and a deadpan delivery often leading to a wildly unexpected punchline. 

Fans shared their favorite clips on Twitter in remembrance: 

18 months after Norm Macdonald was fired by NBC, he was invited back to host SNL. This was his monologue

— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) September 14, 2021

This might have been the most pure Norm Macdonald moment in his history of television.

— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) September 14, 2021

Norm MacDonald’s final Letterman appearance when he got choked up over his genuine love for Dave is such a a great moment and shows what a big heart he had.

— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) September 14, 2021

Norm was just the best

— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) September 15, 2021

Norm Macdonald as Burt Reynolds on Saturday Night Live: Celebrity Jeopardy with Will Ferrell and Jim Carrey. #RIPNormMacDonald

— Eric Cummings (@Merciless365) September 15, 2021

Never forget this Norm Macdonald appearance on Conan in 1997 — with Courtney Thorne-Smith.

Hilarious. All of it.

Rest In Peace, Norm…

— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) September 14, 2021

Norm MacDonald ripping OJ Simpson week after week is on the Mount Rushmore of comedy history

— Mike Stephens (@mikeystephens81) September 15, 2021

One of my favourite lesser known Norm bits was simply his recounting a moment from Kojak — effortless virtuoso stuff. #NormMacdonald

— Evan Morgan Grahame (@Evan_M_G) September 15, 2021

Norm wasn’t just Mike’s best friend Pigeon, he was also one of the funniest and charismatic joke tellers of our generation

— Mike Tyson Mysteries Out of Context (@OOCMikeTMystery) September 14, 2021

This was right after Conan found out that he was fired from The Tonight Show, supposedly Conan was distraught during the taping of this and according to sources was shaking. Norm’s appearance was a surprise to Conan which lightened the mood and gave him a well needed laugh.

— ꧁꧂𝐖𝐚𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧’࿆۞ (@Reach4ACopsGun) September 14, 2021

Norm Macdonald
March 22nd, 1999
Late Show w/ David Letterman
Life is Beautiful #RIPNorm

— . (@BoonanJPN) September 15, 2021

I will never forget this great moment of inappropriate humor when Norm was talking about Steve Irwin‘s death with John Stewart while promoting his comedy album “Ridiculous”. Which I went out and bought the next day. I highly recommend it. #NormMacdonald

— JAMES STILES (@ADORKABLE82) September 15, 2021

One of the longest running gags in SNL history was Norm Macdonald and you guessed it, Frank Stallone.

— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) September 14, 2021

Norm MacDonald on Disney World
Rest In Peace, one of the best to do it

— chris! at the rope drop (@ropedropchris) September 14, 2021

“I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor — but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.”

– Norm Macdonald

Rest, Norm…

— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) September 14, 2021

There was nothing better than Norm MacDonald joining Bob Uecker in the booth during a #Brewers game. Norm made everyone, including Uke, and Letterman laugh their asses off. The best.

— Mike Clemens (@MikeClemensNFL) September 15, 2021

This is just amazing. Laughed very hard at multiple punchlines.

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 15, 2021

Norm Macdonald
June 17th, 1996
Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien
Lucky #7#RIPNorm

— John (@BoonanJPN) September 15, 2021

Norm Macdonald telling one of his favorite Uecker stories on Letterman: #Brewers #MLB

— Bob Uecker (@BobUeckerSays) September 15, 2021

Celebrity Jeopardy!: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds, & Sean Connery – SNL

I can watch this another 1000 times, and still laugh at Norm Macdonald’s Burt Reynolds like I’ve never seen it.

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 15, 2021

Probably my favorite Norm sketch. The laughs you hear are the writing staff. Proud to be on the corn flakes.

— Tim Herlihy (@MrTimHerlihy) September 14, 2021

That rare art of telling a joke so well the punchline becomes irrelevant #NormMacdonald

— Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) September 15, 2021

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