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British Culture: My Hero Of Comedy – Colin Crompton – The Comedians

MANCHESTER COMEDIANS.

George Colin Crompton (22 June 1931 – 24 August 1985) was an English stand-up comedian.

Crompton was born in Manchester, Lancashire, and found fame on the Granada Television programme The Comedians in the early 1970s. In later life Crompton bought and ran a pub called the Birch and Bottle in Whitley, Cheshire. He died of lung cancer at the age of 54. He was survived by his three children, Cheryl, Erica and John.