Canadian comedian Dave Broadfoot, known for his long run on comedy show Royal Canadian Air Farce, has died, CBC News has confirmed. He was 90.
Broadfoot was a fixture on 1950s and ’60s CBC television shows such as The Big Revue, The Wayne and Shuster Show and Comedy Cafe. Beginning in 1973, he was a cast member of the radio version of Royal Canadian Air Farce, where he remained for the next 20 years, alongside fellow cast members Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson, Luba Goy and John Morgan. His most memorable characters included the Honourable Member for Kicking Horse Pass, Sgt. Renfrew of the RCMP and Big Bobby Clobber, a hockey player who had received too many pucks to the head.
As the Honourable Member of Kicking Horse Pass, Broadfoot told CBC’s 90 Minutes Lives in the late 1970s, “You tell a Canadian he’s apathetic and he’ll answer, ‘Who cares?”
Broadfoot’s television work included short-run sitcom XPM. He also did voices for two animated Christmas specials George and the Christmas Star and Bluetoes the Christmas Elf and guest-starred as a hospital patient in the hit TV series Puppets Who Kill.