Norman Gene "Norm" MacDonald (born October 17, 1963) is a Canadian actor, writer and stand-up comedian. He is best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included anchoring Weekend Update for three years. He has performed his stand-up comedy in clubs across Canada, the United States, and Australia. Early in his career, he wrote for the popular sitcom Roseanne and made memorable appearances on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. He also starred in The Norm Show from 1999-2001. Comedy Central named him #83 on the five part miniseries 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He is also noted as one of Conan O'Brien's favorite and most frequent guests on his various talk shows.