In the news: Air Farce returns tonight

From Andrew Ryan of the Globe and Mail:

  • Fasten your seat belts: Air Farce is prepared for landing
    “There’s almost too much going on out there these days,” says original Farce member Don Ferguson, who plays both U.S. presidential candidate John McCain and NDP Leader Jack Layton in the opener. “At our first script meeting, we realized we had enough for two shows. Along with all the Canadian stories, we were caught off-guard by the recent stock-market meltdown. The way this week is going, we could be writing sketches right up to the first taping.” Read more.

From Bill Harris of Sun Media:

  • Palin by comparison
    “A lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, you have big shoes to fill,'” said Corrin, who will be back tonight with the rest of the Royal Canadian Air Farce cast for the debut of the venerable show’s final half-season on CBC. “And I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, Sarah Palin is a juicy character.’ And they’re like, ‘No, we mean Tina Fey.’ ” Read more.