Royal Canadian Air Farce hits episode 300 with live hour on March 30

  • Guest stars Little Mosque on the Prairie’s Sitara Hewitt, Sheila McCarthy, Carlo Rota, Corner Gas’ Fred Ewanuick, & Mary Walsh

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.

hould 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).