Birth Name: Norm MacDonald
Birth Place: Quebec, Ontario, CA
Born Norman Gene Macdonald in Quebec City, Canada on Oct. 17, 1963, he was one of three sons by his schoolteacher parents. By all accounts, Macdonald was something of a dreamer, drifting through his school years and later, through a series of meaningless jobs, including playing chess on the street for pay. He briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a journalist like his siblings, Neil and Leslie, but lacked a driver's license, which prevented him from covering events. But after the family moved to Ottawa, Macdonald latched on to comedy via a club that, luckily for him, was within walking distance of his home. He surprised his entire family by trying out for stand-up jobs, which seemed to b...
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