So Long, Bob Robertson

I grew up on a steady diet of Air Farce and Double Exposure, often taping the weekly episodes off the radio so I could listen to them over and over again. So news that Bob Robertson, who without a word of exaggeration may be the best impersonator I’ve ever heard, died last week, bummed me out quite a bit.

Some of my favourites were his Don Cherry,

Rex Murphy,

Jean Chretien,

and even his ridiculously over the top Preston Manning, but really he was so good at so many that it’s hard to pick.

There’s nothing at all wrong with the Irrelevant Show or Laugh Out Loud, but I really miss the days when CBC Radio was full of the kind of weird political satire that Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen cranked out faithfully for so many years.

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