AIR FARCE’s long-standing New Year’s Eve tradition continues this year – but fans won’t need to wait quite as long to see it! AIR FARCE’s annual recap of the year gone by premieres one day early, Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM (8:30 NT) on CBC.
AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016 stars founding troupe members Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, with Craig Lauzon, Aisha Alfa, Darryl Hinds, Emma Hunter, and Jessica Holmes – back in full Farce-mode for the first time since 2010!
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 are also special appearances from Ron MacLean, party leaders Tom Mulcair and Elizabeth May, and MPs Tony Clement and David Christopherson.
And we're satirizing and saluting 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. We're taking on the year’s biggest crazes, including zombies, Fitbit, and Pokemon Go. Capping off the special, as always, is the annual dropping of the infamous F-BOMB. Who will get splat on this year?
AIR FARCE is one of Canada's longest-running television comedies and highest-rated entertainment specials. 1.5 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 NYE telecast (Source: Numeris).
And this year, you have THREE chances to catch the show!... (All times local with a 60-minute running time unless otherwise noted below.)
*30 minute version