Looking for what to watch this New Year’s Eve?
Taped in Toronto earlier this month, the 20th annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special (8 p.m. ET, CBC) goes Stephen Harper Style. A slimmed-down Craig Lauzon goes Gangnan as Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a “Farce Films” sketch.
|Henderson gives Lauzon a thumbs up as Grapes|
The special features several guest stars, including Team Canada goal scorer Paul Henderson, plus George Stroumbuolopoulos, Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries) and Olympic trampoline champion Rosie MacLennan. Plus there are the annual F-Bomb targets, with Toronto’s in-and-out mayor Rob Ford sure to be in range.
Had the good fortune to attend the taping and it was fun to see Arnold Pinnock, who joined the cast last year, crack everybody up during the Murdoch sketch.
Canadians love these annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve salutes. Last year’s comedy hour was the highest-rated CBC special of the season.
At 9 p.m., Cape Breton-native Ron James returns with another New Year’s Eve dose of stand up and satire. His Friday night CBC series returns for a fourth season Jan. 7 at 8:30 p.m.