Results for - Laughing So Hard As To Cry (Or A Roundabout Way Of Eulogizing Norm Macdonald)

2,307 voters participated in this survey

I don't think I've ever written two surveys in a row about recently-deceased people whose artistry I enjoy, but there's a first time for everything, yes?

1. Have you ever laughed so heartily you ended up crying?

Yes, at least once
71%
1,642 votes
Not that I recall/Uncertain
14%
313 votes
No
15%
345 votes

2. I recently found myself laughing so boisterously that I ended up in tears watching TV talk show appearances made by comedian/Saturday Night Live cast member Norm Macdonald, who died in mid-September at 61 years old due to cancer. Before starting this survey, were you familiar with any of Macdonald's work?

Yes
42%
972 votes
Undecided/Possibly
16%
365 votes
No
42%
963 votes

3. The gist of Macdonald's humor, at least in the talk (and with this question's video, news parody?) show bits I watched was his being a gleefully mischievous pot stirrer. Or, as a writer i like has recently said of someone else, Macdonald spoke the "quiet parts" of situations out loud. In his own hilarious way, it may be argued Macdonald was a truth teller. Do you appreciate it when uncomfortable truths are presented humorously?

Yes
35%
812 votes
It depends...
37%
852 votes
Unsure
10%
241 votes
No
13%
296 votes
I prefer to not being confronted with uncomfortable truths when I can avoid them.
4%
99 votes

4. Macdonald's piercing of the facades surrounding certain conventions extended to his own profession. This segment of his portion of a roast of fellow comic Bob Saget is longer than the previous two clips here, but his slow build-up with seemingly purposefully middling ribs at other comedians sounds like a blow against the silliness of celebrity roasts. Have you ever had opportunity to poke good-natured (hopefully...) fun at your work colleagues?

Yes
33%
766 votes
Undecided
15%
343 votes
No
31%
713 votes
No, but I've been the butt of such ribbing.
4%
101 votes
Not Applicable
16%
377 votes

5. Conversely from this survey's first question, whatever the circumsances, have you ever laughed amid an episode in your life that drove you to tears?

Yes
51%
1,163 votes
Uncertain
22%
506 votes
No
27%
631 votes
09/26/2021 TV 2307 29 By: jlrake
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