From a media release:
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH LAUGHTER – RON JAMES RETURNS WITH HIS FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL DEC. 31, AT 9 P.M., ON CBC TELEVISION
Canada’s favourite funny man, Ron James, reprises his annual New Year’s Eve tradition of ringing in the new calendar by making the country laugh. THE RON JAMES SHOW: NEW YEAR’S EVE EDITION airs Friday December 31 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC Television, in an extended one hour version of James’ trademark razor-sharp comedy.
In his fifth annual New Year’s Eve special, comedian Ron James offers his unique comedic take on Canada’s ever-changing seasons. Joining James to celebrate are special guests Grammy & Juno winner Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies, Canadian rock legend Kim Mitchell and Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson. In special New Year’s sketches, Aunt Vivien turns the tables and skypes a New Year’s Message to Her Royal Highness; a man loses his cool over constantly being asked for holiday donations; Buddy the Newfie Vampire receives a visit from the temptress who Ã¢â‚¬Å“turned himÃ¢â‚¬Â 118 years earlier; and The Mayor puts his foot in it again while delivering his New Year’s message. Larry Garibaldi fantasizes about getting his revenge on a bigoted shopper who thinks that all the Ã¢â‚¬Å“foreignersÃ¢â‚¬Â should be sent back home and Lil Ronnie finds an unusual way to spell out a special holiday message for his family.