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John Morgan (comedian)

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John Morgan (September 21, 1930November 15, 2004) was a British-born Canadian comedian.

He was born in Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom.

Morgan played numerous characters on the CBC sketch comedy television series "Royal Canadian Air Farce" from 1993 to 2001 and its predecessor on CBC Radio, including perpetually disgusted Scotsman Jock McBile, socialite Amy De La Pompa, and monosyllabic Mike from Canmore; as well as satirical portrayals of such prominent individuals as the Queen Mother, Herb Gray, and Boris Yeltsin. He was a co-founder of the series, and critics called him its heart.

Morgan wrote the pilot for the popular Canadian sitcom, King of Kensington. He was also co-creator of the CBC radio series, Funny You Should Say That. He had his own BBC Radio series called It's All In The Mind of John Morgan.

In 2000 he was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.

Prior to launching his comedy career in 1966, Morgan worked as a journalist, editor, teacher, and pub owner.

Morgan died, aged 74, at his home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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