Imagine Full Frontal or Fast Forward with Canadian accents and you have Royal Canadian Air Farce. Not having seen the show, Simon and I grabbed ourselves a couple of free tickets and went along to watch the filming of the second last episode in the show’s 13th series.
Like most skits shows, one or two of the pieces produced hearty laughter but the rest earnt a mere chuckle. Admittedly, a few of the jokes went completely over my head, a result of not having been fully immersed in Canadian history and culture I guess, but we got most of the political jokes.
What I really enjoyed was watching all the behind the scenes action. Sets interchanging, cameras gliding past, teleprompters scrolling and a grumpy stage manager stalking up and down. The CBC building was also quite interesting, there were props all over the place and the walls were lined with some very famous faces, John Candy, Jim Carey, Mike Myers, Martin Short… and the list goes on.
An intersting night and a bit of a laugh as well