American comedian Norm Macdonald died last year, and his death came as a shock to almost everybody but him.

The stand-up and former Saturday Night Live cast member had been diagnosed with leukemia nine years prior and made the decision to keep the information from anyone but close friends and family.

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Now Netflix have released Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special, a self-shot record of the comic's final comedy set, accompanied by reminiscences from friends like Adam Sandler and Dave Chapelle.

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