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The time Norm Macdonald dunked on Bret Easton Ellis in defense of Alice Munro.

Jonny Diamond

September 15, 2021, 8:39am

Norm Macdonald was very funny and I’m sad that he’s dead. His weird, dry, occasionally discordant humor always reminded me of the weird, dry, occasionally discordant humor I grew up with in suburban Toronto. Also, we both love Alice Munro.

Which is why I think it’s important to remember that one of the many gifts Norm Macdonald gave the world was his very public roasting of Bret Easton Ellis for the latter’s dismissal of Alice Munro.

Collected by Twitter user @Cryptoterra, this string of tweets reads like an open-mic workshop on how to mock a writer—some land, some are fine, and the one about Lee Iacocca is legendary.

norm macdonald alice munro

RIP Norm Macdonald.

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