Air Farce


“Michael Donovan wrote whaaat??” The Made in Canadapanel brought a few surprises and many laughs The inaugural Canadian International Television Festival kicked off with a packed day of sessions and screenings Saturday in Toronto.I was honored to moderate panels celebrating 40 years of Air Farce as well as the 15th anniversary of Made in Canada.

Got the heads up a few weeks ago that CBC was going to make good on their promise to bring back Battle of the Blades. CBC made it official Wednesday, announcing 21 returning daytime and prime time shows will be part of their 2013-14 schedule.Blades is back after a one-year hiatus but will return in

 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

Having a New Year’s Eve special on New Year’s Eve seems so last year. That’s why Air Farce is airing their annual comedy special tonight, New Year’s Day, at 8 p.m. on CBC.Above is a clip posted on-line featuring guest Farcer Rowdy Roddy Piper with Craig Lauzon. Lauzon says it was a career highpoint getting

Pinnock (second from right) helps his new Farce family drop the F-Bomb Joining a comedy troupe that has been in business for 40 years has to be daunting. Arnold Pinnock proves he is up to the task in the annual Air Farce New Years special, airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBC.The look back at

That’s a wrap: Lauzon, Ferguson, Park and Corrin Happy to report there are plenty of laughs in this year’s annual Air Farce New Year’s special.Attended the Thursday night taping of the sketch comedy hour at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto. (A second night of taping takes place Friday.) Was a little apprehensive heading in.

Ran into former CTV CEO Ivan Fecan last week at the Air Farce book launch. The most powerful man in Canadian television is keeping a low profile these days. He snuck almost undetected into the back of the CBC atrium to catch Don Ferguson’s speech and grab a few free Tim Bits. It was the