CONGRATULATIONS, LUBA GOY!
AIR FARCE'S OWN PICKS UP PRESTIGIOUS LITERARY AWARD
In 2012, Luba Goy premiered her own one-woman show, "Luba, Simply Luba." The play, written in collaboration with Diane Flacks and directed by Andrey Tarasiuk, was a look back at her formative years, emigrating from Ukraine and growing up in Canada, and following her path to long-running success with Air Farce.
Audiences and critics praised the show and its dynamic star, who portrayed over forty characters, including herself. Toronto's Now Magazine called the play "(an) honest and revealing show," while the Calgary Sun said, "This is a jewel of a show you simply can't afford to miss."
Published by Scirocco Drama last November, the book was recently entered into a competition, the Kobzar Literary Award.
Held at the Palais Royale Ballroom on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Luba says the awards ceremony was "a grand, thrilling, fun, and most surprising evening" ... especially when it was revealed that her show was the grand prize winner!
Luba told us, "Thanks to all my friends and family for your constant support, encouragement, love, and understanding."
Here is more information on the award from the Toronto Star.
WATCH AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE -- CANADA'S HIGHEST RATED COMEDY SHOW -- ONLINE NOW FOR FREE!
The numbers are in, and it's official: Canadians overwhelmingly choose to party with AIR FARCE on New Year's Eve!
1,288,000 viewers tuned in to our CBC special on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. A repeat on Friday, January 3, 2014 drew another 525,000 viewers, meaning over 1.8 million people cumulatively watched AIR FARCE take on the biggest stories of the past year!
If you missed the show, or want to watch it all over again, you can stream the whole special for FREE by clicking here.
Happy new year, everybody, and thank you for making us Canada's most-watched comedy show once again!
For more information on the 2013 New Year's Eve special, click here. Here's one of our favourite pieces in the show, Rob Ford's Blurred Lines:
NEW DVD NOW AVAILABLE!
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE: 40 FOR 40
It was on December 9, 1973, that CBC Radio broadcast the very first episode of ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE. Twenty years later, on October 8, 1993, CBC Television brought AIR FARCE to a whole new audience.
To celebrate Air Farce's 40th anniversary, eOne has released a new DVD, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE: 40 FOR 40, featuring 40 of the most popular sketches from Air Farce's TV years.
There are also bonus features like classic radio sketches (some of them unheard in years) and rare video clips from the Air Farce archives!
It's an hilarious look back at some of your most-requested favourites, so if you're looking for a few laughs, or would like to do some early holiday shopping, visit your preferred online retailer (including CBCShop.ca, Amazon.ca, Indigo.ca, HMV.ca, or Walmart.ca) to pick up a copy!
CLASSIC AIR FARCE MOMENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE!
The AIR FARCE FUNNIES! page has 52 brand-new compilation episodes of classic Air Farce moments, pulled from our 350-plus TV shows and specials that have aired on CBC since 1993.
Each webisode is filled with sketches grouped together with a special theme, and features a new introduction by Don Ferguson.
Anytime you're looking for a few laughs from Roger, Don, Luba, John, Jessica, Craig, Alan, and Penelope, feel free to drop by and click around. Re-watch your favourites or discover sketches you may have missed the first time around!
DON VISITS STROMBO
Don Ferguson taping his appearance on GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT (photo courtesy of Strombo.com).
Don took to the Red Chair on Monday, December 12, 2011 to talk with George Stroumboulopoulos ... and it became one of George's highest-rated interviews of 2011! Watch the full interview here:
In January 2012, Don proved that comedy is easy as pie in a return appearance on GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT. In a special cameo for the segment Something You Might Not Know About Canada, Don introduces a fascinating -- and delicious -- slice of Canadian comedy history.
AIR FARCE ON ITUNES
Click here for the ultimate Air Farce library at the iTunes store, and download one of our "Classic Collection" highlights packages, starting with Season 1 in 1993-94. Or download weekly episodes from our last two seasons on CBC - "Final Flight" (Season 16, 10 episodes plus our New Year's Eve 2008 finale) and "Air Farce Live" (Season 15).
Go back to the early years, or watch our later shows - all instantly downloadable at the iTunes store now.
Click here to visit Roger's memorial page, featuring links to articles and tributes, rare photos, and a video gallery.
You can also visit iTunes and purchase a digital copy of the special hour-long tribute to Roger that aired Tuesday, March 29, 2011, featuring some of Roger's best moments on Air Farce. All proceeds from the sale of the show go to the Easter Seals.