Staff Report

Norm Macdonald, named among Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Tickets for the show are $35, $45 & $55.

Norm Macdonald

The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and New York Times Best-Selling author (“Based on a True Story,” 2016) is touring the country following his successful Netflix special “Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery.” He’s also working on the launch of his upcoming Netflix talk show “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” which is expected to premier later this year.

Macdonald’s career began with stand-up comedy in the ‘80s. He was performing regularly at comedy clubs all over Canada, introducing his distinctive, “straight to the point” style of ironic comedy. He quickly caught the attention of many and was invited toperform at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 1987. His performance was well-received, but he soon realized he needed a bigger platform to get the career he desired. Shortly after he decided to move to Los Angeles to launch his success.

Once in Los Angeles, Macdonald began writing for ABC’s sitcom “Roseanne” and made regular appearances on shows including “The Drew Carey Show” and “News Radio.” He caught his big break in 1993 when he joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” While with SNL, he became both popular and notorious for his recurring role as the anchor on the “Weekend Update” segment. Unfortunately, his sarcastic and mocking comments regarding celebrities and political issues eventually led to his dismissal from the show in 1997.

Since then, Macdonald has worked on many films and television series including, “Dirty Work,” “Dr. Dolittle,” “Family Guy” and “The Norm Show” for three years until its cancellation in 2001. In October 1999, he returned to “Saturday Night Live” as a host and in 2000 participated and won the celebrity edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

The comedian enjoyed a near five-year podcast run with his show “Norm Macdonald Live,” which began in 2013. On May 15, 2015, Macdonald had the honor of being the final stand-up act on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”

Don’t miss an opportunity to see Macdonald swiftly deliver his deadpan humor when he takes the stage in one of the most popular entertainment venues in Santa Barbara County.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at