Air Farce: 40 Years of Flying by the Seat of Our Pants

Hardcover | January 25, 2011

byRoger Abbott, Don Ferguson

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A rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at Canada's favourite comedy troupe

A staple of CBC television for fifteen years, with diehard fans numbering in the millions, Canada's Royal Canadian Air Farce exemplifies brilliant comedic mayhem. Written by the founding members of Air Farce—Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson—this candid memoir, full of anecdotes, photographs, scripts, and other memorabilia from the authors' private collection describes every aspect of their hard-scrabble early life in 1970 as an onstage comedy troupe, their historic run on radio, and their spectacular success on prime-time television.

With contributions from many of their longtime friends and collaborators, including Dave Broadfoot (whose "When I regained consciousness" tagline is now part of the Canadian vernacular), and the irrepressive Luba Goy, Air Farce takes readers behind the scenes, and onstage, into the day-to-day creative vortex of one of the most popular comedy shows in the history of Canadian television.

  • Offers unprecedented access to the intimate workings of Canada's legendary comedy troupe—from their days as "something fun to do on Sunday nights" in theatres to their arrival on Canadian television, as one of its highest rated shows
  • The authors share the highlights, lowlights, successes, and tragedies that resulted from their Air Farce collaboration

Offering a no-holds-barred look at the key players that turned comedy talent into prime-time gold, Air Farce offers their legions of fans a genuine keepsake destined to last at least as long as the troupe's forty-year career—if not longer.

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A rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at Canada's favourite comedy troupeA staple of CBC television for fifteen years, with diehard fans numbering in the millions, Canada's Royal Canadian Air Farce exemplifies brilliant comedic mayhem. Written by the founding members of Air Farce—Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson—this candid memoir, full of...

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The Farce is with us because it is us. From their zany, crazy, bizarre minds we have learned to laugh at ourselves for a very good reason —we're funny. It just took Air Farce to make us realize it. Long live the Farce."In my lifetime the Air Farce were always with me. I never much liked going to soccer practice when I was a kid but I l...

ROGER ABBOTT was born in England in 1946. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 and grew up in Montreal, where he began his broadcasting career off-the-air in programming and management in private radio.DON FERGUSON was born in Montreal in 1946. He too worked in private radio and as a photographer and documentary filmmaker until he discovere...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 8.27 × 0.79 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1118034260

ISBN - 13:9781118034262

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