One year ago today, Canada lost one of its great comedic talents when Roger Abbott passed away after a 14-year battle with leukemia.
Abbott was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce, the comedy troupe that began life in 1973 with an appearance on CBC Radio and went on to become one of this country's cultural institutions - widely beloved for its ability to accurately mock many of this country's other institutions.
Last December, Abbott's friend and colleague Don Ferguson, another founding Air Farce member, appeared in the red chair, where he joined George in remembering a Canadian comedy legend:
The following tribute reel shows some of the highlights of his Abbott's recent Air Farce work - including a clip of he and Ferguson, in character as Peter Mansbridge and former prime minister Paul Martin, respectively, struggling to get through their script without laughing:
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