Asking somebody what their favourite comedy of the 90s is tends to be a tricky one. You may as well ask them who their favourite parent or child is.
It’s a can of worms, but it’s a damn fun discussion nonetheless.
You may often hear movie enthusiasts cite the likes of American Pie, The Big Lebowski, Clueless, Dumb & Dumber, Office Space… There are just so many.
On the other hand, did you even have the conversation if somebody in your group failed to bring up Dirty Work?
Directed by Bob Saget, this hilarious gem arrived back in 1998 and has gone on to earn a significant cult following, adored by fans of Artie Lange, Jack Warden, Traylor Howard, Chris Farley, and, of course, Norm MacDonald.
Sadly, the comedian and actor passed away at the age of 61 on Tuesday, September 14th 2021 from cancer; he was diagnosed nine years ago.
His many fans are taking the time to grieve, but also, audiences inevitably want to be reminded of his greatness, sitting down to watch his work as they smile at his achievements in film, TV, and stand-up. So, here’s where to watch Dirty Work.
Where to watch Dirty Work on streaming
If you’re looking to watch Dirty Work as part of a subscription service then you’ll be pleased to know that it’s currently streaming on HBO Max.
For those who aren’t yet signed up, it costs just $14.99 (for the ad-free plan) a month. They do not offer a free trial.
If you don’t want to sign up then not to worry, as it’s available on VOD as a rental on the likes of Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Store, YouTube, and Vudu. It costs upwards of $3.99, so it’s pretty cheap.
If you’re in the UK, on the other hand, then Amazon Video has it to rent from just £3.49. Alternatively, you can purchase it for £5.99 if you anticipate that it’s something you’ll watch again and again.
Now, let’s talk Netflix…
Is Dirty Work on Netflix?
Unfortunately for Netflix customers, the classic American comedy isn’t streaming on the platform at the moment.
However, as we’ve outlined, there are plenty of places you can check it out easily online.
Although Dirty Work isn’t available, that doesn’t mean that Netflix doesn’t offer a small treasure trove of Norman Macdonald gems.
Decider highlights that they’re currently offering fans the chance to stream Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, and Norm MacDonald Has a Show.
These are on the US Netflix, so if you find that they aren’t all available in your territory then you may wish to gain access to them courtesy of a VPN. If you don’t have one, all you have to do is sign up and follow the steps before changing your location to the US. This means that you’ll have access to their extensive Netflix library as opposed to your own location.
“Norm was a pure comic”
Family, friends, fans, and loving colleagues have opened up and paid their respects to Norm in the wake of the painful news.
Lori Jo Hoekstra, his producing partner, said in a recent statement:
“He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”
There really are some lovely posts circulating online at the moment and you can check out a selection of touching tributes on Twitter below:
Dirty Work is now streaming on HBO Max and available on VOD.