TONIGHT: Air Farce goes live across Canada in 150 salute

A real member of the Canadian Air Force, Chris Hadfield makes his third appearance with the Royal Canadian Air Farce Saturday night as a guest star on Air Farce Canada 150. Known for his guitar strumming aboard the International Space Station, he’ll be performing in a sketch and song with Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson.… Read on



TONIGHT: Air Farce New Year’s Eve arrives a day early

Do not adjust your set! CBC’s annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special premieres Friday night at 8 p.m., 24 hours earlier than normal. Why? New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year, and nothing bumps Hockey Night in Canada, not even now that it is really a Rogers/Sportsnet production. The cast has expanded to… Read on


“Best cast ever” aces annual Air Farce NYE taping

An annual holiday tradition at Brioux.TV is a trip down to CBC for a taping of the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. Brampton neighbours Doug and Roberta are part of the entourage and got an extra kick this year out of getting a visual shout out from the studio monitors welcoming “VIP” guests. Every… Read on


Dave Broadfoot 1925 – 2016

I spent a lovely afternoon five years ago with the great Dave Broadfoot. The comedian, who died Tuesday at 90, was the guy who came before; as in before SCTV, before The Kids in the Hall, before even the comedy troupe he was most often associated with, The Royal Canadian Air Farce. I met Broadfoot after… Read on



Hunter adds bounce to annual Air Farce year-ender

For the first time in ages I missed the taping of the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special in Toronto. I was out of town and could not arrange to get back. Reports from founding member Don Ferguson and producer Mark Selby were that it was one of the most enjoyable two-night tapings ever.… Read on


Air Farce rings in 2015 with two new partiers

Tonight’s annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special is all about anniversaries. It was 40 years ago this week that the Royal Canadian Air Farce performed their first New Year’s Eve gig–on CBC radio. This year’s show marks 10 years of “Farce Films.” The short, one-camera on-location bits now make up 30% of the hour-long… Read on


Canadian comedians on Ghomeshi’s 22 Minutes of fame

Does comedy really equal tragedy plus time? In the wake of ther Jian Ghomeshi incident, I put that question to several Canadian comedians while working on a feature for The Canadian Press. The story went up on the news wire Monday and you can read it here. It started when I began wondering how This Hour Has… Read on


Air Farce hits targets in latest New Year’s blast

Rob Ford, Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy were all obvious targets as the Air Farce aimed their F-Bombs in another New Years Eve special taping, held Thursday and Friday in Toronto. I’ve been to at least a dozen Farce tapings, most with my son, Dan, and it is now as much a part of Christmas… Read on