Royal Canadian Air FarceCanada 150 special: July 1, 2017 at 8pm EDT

About the series

May the Farce be with you! AIR FARCE is one of the most popular and enduring sketch comedy troupes in Canadian history, skewering Canadian politics, current affairs, and pop culture. What began as a topical stage revue in 1970 grew into a wildly popular franchise, including: a CBC Radio series (1973-1997); a weekly CBC TV series (1993-2008); an annual CBC TV special, AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE (1992–present), soon to celebrate its 25th anniversary; national concert tours; live stage productions; books; and home audio and video releases. AIR FARCE has received many awards and accolades. The troupe members became the first Canadian inductees into the International Humour Hall of Fame in 1992 and were inducted into the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame in 2001. They were the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 1998 and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000. At the 2000 Gemini Awards, AIR FARCE received both the Earle Grey Award for its body of work in Canadian television, and the viewer-voted People’s Choice Award for favourite television program. AIR FARCE is produced by Don Ferguson Productions in association with CBC.