TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Royal Canadian Air Farce celebrates its
landmark 300th episode on CBC Television with an hour-long special AIR FARCE
300 LIVE! telecast on Friday, March 30, 8-9pm. It's the first time in the
show's history that an episode will be telecast live in real time.
Air Farce's regular troupe Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson, Luba Goy, Jessica
Holmes, Craig Lauzon, Alan Park and featured player Penelope Corrin will be
joined in a guest-star line-up representing other top Canadian comedy
shows----from CBC Television's new hit, Little Mosque on the Prairie there
will be Sitara Hewitt, Sheila McCarthy, and Carlo Rota, CTV's ratings-winner
Corner Gas co-star Fred Ewanuick, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes alumna Mary
Walsh (whose new movie Young Triffie opens on April 6). Plus there may be a
few surprise guest appearances, too.
Because it's a live show, there will be plenty of up-to-the-minute jokes
about the day's headlines in this special, plus Farce-scope looks at lottery
wins by store-owners, marijuana grow-ups, Conrad Black's travails, and
Al Gore's environmental concerns. The Harpers and Dions (not Celine) will be
skewered along with this week's Quebec election and the new Federal Budget.
Should anything misfire, the producers predict it will add to the fun.
Royal Canadian Air Farce debuted on CBC Television on October 8, 1993 and
has garnered fourteen years of awards and ratings peaks. The
average-per-minute audience for Air Farce's entire 300 episode run is over a
million - an unprecedented achievement in Canadian television - and the show's
most recent New Year's Eve special attracted 1,117,000 viewers. The series has
featured guests from Prime Ministers to hockey stars, and collected two
'Viewers Choice' Gemini Awards, a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, and a
Governor-General's Performing Arts Award, among many other kudos.
AIR FARCE 300 LIVE! will be telecast at 8-9pm local time on Friday,
March 30 (9-10pm Atlantic; 9:30-10:30pm Newf/Lab).
Great cast photography is available at cbc.ca/imagegallery
For further information:
For further information: David McCaughna, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE,
(416) 205-3825, email@example.com