Air Farce celebrates its 25th New Year’s Eve

This Dec. 31st marks 25 years of Air Farce New Year’s Eve specials. Canada’s most famous comedy troupe goes even further back on CBC Radio, debuting 44 years ago in 1973. Founding members Don Ferguson (who also executive produces the annual New Year’s Eve specials) and Luba Goy started out as part of a four… Read on



Irv Weinstein 1930 – 2017

Topping tonight’s Eyewitness News: Irv Weinstein is dead. Back in the antenna era, as TV shifted from black and white to colour, the Buffalo WKBW news anchor was a familiar face for viewers in the greater Toronto area as well as in upstate New York. There was tremendous gravitas in Weinstein’s deep voice and his no-nonsense… Read on


Early Christmas present: Q&A with Carl Reiner

Christmas came early for me this year. I got to interview one of my all-time TV idols, Carl Reiner. The occasion is The Dick Van Dyke Show — Now in Living Colour!, a holiday-timed special premiering Friday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. This is the second hour-long special featuring two computer-colourized episodes of… Read on


Samantha Bee saves her sting for “Full Frontal”

NEW YORK — It’s easy to spot Samantha Bee’s mid-town Manhattan production offices. The first clue once you get off the elevator is the giant, Broadway marquee-like illuminated sign right behind the receptionist’s desk, reading, “FULL FRONTAL.” Once inside her office, Bee is nothing like the stinging satirist she portrays on her show. She’s soft-spoken and… Read on



Reitman goes back to work on Workin’ Moms

Workin’ Moms doesn’t officially return until January 9. The second season, however, is teased Tuesday night in a “very special” flashback episode. When we next see Kate Foster (Catherine Reitman), she a young party gal in the back seat of a limo with her best friend Anne (Dani Kind), heading to Anne’s wedding. The episode pulls… Read on


TONIGHT: see Dave Foley’s “lost” Christmas special at TV on Film 2017

Every Holiday season, Bing and Rudolph and The Grinch and Charlie Brown and all those wonderful people in Bedford Falls return as part of a month-long TV tradition. Missing again this year, however, will be one of the funniest Christmas specials ever made – and it was made right here in Canada. Dave Foley’s The… Read on


Jay Switzer invested with the Order of Canada

One of the true nice guys in television has just received the nation’s top civilian honours: the Order of Canada. Jay Switzer, co-founder and Executive Chair, Hollywood Suite, and former President and CEO of CHUM Limited, received the distinction from the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, in a private ceremony Monday in Toronto. Switzer built… Read on


F-bombs hit targets at annual Air Farce taping

There were no shortage of F-Bomb targets as the Royal Canadian Air Farce held its first of two nights of taped performances Thursday in Toronto. Who gets splattered this year? The Farce has been taking suggestions for weeks from fans who vote on the comedy troupe’s web site. A certain U.S. president seems an obvious target,… Read on