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Memorable Manitobans: John Bremner Duff (1967-2020)

Comedian.

Born at Winnipeg on 14 November 1967, he was known as the “Godfather of Winnipeg Comedy” for his role in establishing the Oddblock Comedy Festival. He died at Winnipeg on 27 January 2020.

Sources:

“Comic founded festival, mentored up-and-comers,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 2020.

Obituary, Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 February 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

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