John Morgan (comedian)

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John Morgan
Born (1930-09-21)September 21, 1930
Aberdare, Wales
Died November 15, 2004(2004-11-15) (aged 74)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Born in Aberdare, Wales, 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 Herb Gray, Deborah Grey, 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 and writing partner Martin Bronstein were also co-creators 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.

On November 15, 2004, Morgan died at his home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from a heart attack at the age of 74.

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