Contemplating Norm Macdonald’s fame as among the best standup comics of his time, it stands to purpose that he additionally had a couple of eccentricities that individuals did not find out about till after he handed on. One in every of them was found accidentally by comedian actor and budding “Saturday Night time Dwell” alum Adam Sandler, who at one time lived in the identical constructing as Macdonald. Hanging out with the “Soiled Work” star sooner or later, Sandler determined to seize a drink from the fridge and staring again at him was one thing he least anticipated. “I open up his fridge, and I swear to God, $25,000 price of chips, of Atlantic Metropolis chips have been in his fridge,” mentioned Sandler on “Remembering Norm Macdonald.” When requested about his arcane chip storage, Macdonald declared, “I introduced it right here, so I might speak to [producer] Bernie Brillstein to see how I haven’t got to pay taxes on it.” After discovering out he could not dodge the IRS, Macdonald misplaced all of it in a subsequent Atlantic Metropolis junket.
It is well-known that Macdonald had a playing habit, and he wager closely totally on sports activities, dropping his life financial savings on a few events. “I believe it was with playing, I wager all the things I had,” he as soon as instructed Larry King, including that essentially the most he had ever misplaced was betting $400,000 on Tremendous Bowl XXIII in 1989.