Canada’s longest-running scripted entertainment series is not The Beachcombers or Wayne & Shuster or even Murdoch Mysteries. It is This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Premiering in 1993, the Halifax-based sketch comedy made stars out of brash Newfoundlanders Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, Greg Thomey and Rick Mercer. Turnovers in the cast and writing talent – a
I had heard rumblings that there wasn’t going to be a Royal Canadian Air Farce special this New Year’s Eve. What? No F-bomb adios? No splatter fiesta all over Doug Ford’s noggin? Thought I’d better go directly to the source on this one: Don Ferguson. The always engaging Farce co-founder met me for lunch late
Justin Trudeau and Cardi B steal the show in the annual Air Farce New Year’s Eve special. It airs tonight, Dec. 31 at 8 pm (8:30 pm in Newfoundland) on CBC and will be repeated just after midnight. Younger sketch mates Chris Wilson and Isabel Kanaan shine in this slick “Farce Film” which borrows Justin
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
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,
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.