Celebrate The New Year With Air Farce New Year’s Eve On CBC

Air Farce veteran Jessica Holmes returns after a six-year hiatus.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Air Farce’s long-standing New Year’s Eve tradition continues this year – Air Farce’s annual recap of the year gone by will premiere one day early, Friday, December 30th at 8pm on CBC.

Air Farce is one of Canada’s longest-running television comedies and highest-rated entertainment specials. An average audience of nearly 1.25 million Canadians watched Air Farce New Year’s Eve last year on CBC, with a total reach of more than 2.5 million viewers over the course of the show (Source: Numeris TV Meter, Dec. 31, 2015, CBC Total, A2+, Thurs 8-9pm, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV).

Air Farce New Year’s Eve 2016 stars founding troupe members Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, veterans Jessica Holmes (The Holmes Show, The Itch) – back in full Farce-mode for the first time since 2010 – and Craig Lauzon (Fool Canada, The Ron James Show), with Aisha Alfa (The Beaverton, Degrassi), Darryl Hinds (My  Babysitter’s  a  Vampire,  Little Mosque on the Prairie) and Emma Hunter (The Beaverton, Mr. D).

As is tradition, joining the cast for the one-hour special are some very special guests: Yannick Bisson (Murdoch Mysteries) takes a side gig as a Canada 150 re-enactor; Peter Mansbridge prepares for his final sign-off with a stab at fake news; and soccer superstar Christine Sinclair fans the Olympic flame for a young admirer. There will be special appearances from Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean, party leaders Tom Mulcair and Elizabeth May, and MPs Tony Clement and David Christopherson.

Air Farce New Year’s Eve 2016 satirizes and salutes the biggest news stories, events, people, and pop culture phenomena of the past year, from Rihanna to Stranger Things to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.