Murray Langston, also known as “The Unknown Comic,” is a Canadian comedian and actor who rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s. He’s best known for his appearances on “The Gong Show,” where he performed as “The Unknown Comic” wearing a brown paper bag over his head.
Langston began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1960s, performing at various comedy clubs and venues across Canada. In the 1970s, he was discovered by the creator of “The Gong Show,” Chuck Barris, and given a show segment. Langston quickly became a fan favorite for his unique act, in which he’d tell jokes while wearing a brown paper bag over his head.