Bob Robertson, Veteran TV Comic, Dies at 71

Courtesy of Double Exposure Radio
Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen

He was one-half of the popular Canadian 'Double Exposure' comedy team during the 1990s.

Bob Robertson, who with wife Linda Cullen formed the popular Canadian comedy team behind the 1990s Double Exposure radio and TV shows, has died. He was 71.

Cullen told CBC News that Robertson died Sunday in Nanaimo, B.C. The comedy duo hosted Double Exposure on CBC Radio for 10 years, or about 400 episodes, starting in 1987.

Double Exposure, produced out of Vancouver and filled with political satire and impersonations, then became a weekly TV series on CTV and Comedy Network during a three-year run.

Robertson's TV writing credits included the Point Blank sitcom for the Comedy Network, New Year's Eve With Michael J. Fox for CBC and the Red Hot Books pilot for CTV.

CBC-TV comedian Rick Mercer on Monday paid tribute to Robertson, tweeting: "A funny man is gone. RIP Bob Robertson — nobody could nail an impersonation like Bob. Condolences to Linda."

Robertson's daughter, actress-writer Jennifer Robertson, stars on the sitcom Schitt's Creek in the role of Jocelyn Schitt, the wife of the town's mayor (Chris Elliott). The Canadian comedy, also starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara, airs on the CBC and on Pop in the U.S.

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