Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thanks for the Laughs, Roger

Canada lost one of its finest comedians this past weekend.  Roger Abbott, who passed away from leukemia on Saturday, was one of the founding members of the Royal Canadian Air Farce when it first debuted on radio back in 1973.  Right up until 2008, the show aired each week on CBC TV and while the entire cast of characters was always a delight to watch, Roger was always something special.  Some of his most famous impressions include Canadian icons such as Leonard Cohen, Peter Mansbridge and Jean Chretien but in this clip from the CBC, as well as seeing him trying to keep from laughing during a skit featuring a Toblerone chocolate bar, you will also see him making fun of George W. Bush and (my personal favourite) the Queen Mum.

Thanks for the laughs, Roger.  Canadian comedy is all the richer thanks to your contributions over the years.


kate mckinnon said...

I loved him, thank you so much for the video.
Why do the good guys go so much faster than the bad guys?

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

I know what you mean. And 64 is much too young.