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

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

CITF14 goes out with several blasts from the past

Anyone who still thinks Canada never had a “Golden Age” of television should have been at Sunday’s Canadian International Television closer. I had the great pleasure of hosting the Sunday afternoon “Out of the Vault” panels. Thanks to CITF organizer David Heath. Lindsey Vodarek and all at the Bell Lightbox for putting together 10 full days of… Read on

Today at CITF: Step into a ’60s & ’70s TV time capsule

STOP READING THIS RIGHT NOW and get down to the Bell Lightbox. Sunday at 2:30, I have the great pleasure to host an afternoon of TV awesomeness from the ’60s and ’70s. Things kick off at 2:30 p.m. with a newly-transferred digital gem from my 16mm TV on Film collection: We’ve Got it All Together.… 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

Less Farce, more feeling at Luba, Simply Luba

Air Farce fans expecting a night of comedy from Luba, Simply Luba are in for a dramatic surprise.Luba Goy’s one woman show opened Wednesday at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto and runs though May 26.I went to the sold out opener expecting more shtick, more of a Carrie Fisher “Wishful Drinking” kind of celebrity… Read on