CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce's Dave Broadfoot Dies At 90
November 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PT)
DAVE BROADFOOT, a longtime member of the CBC's longrunning radio and TV satirical series ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE, has passed away at the age of 90.
BROADFOOT was with the AIR FARCE troupe for the first 15 seasons of its run on CBC RADIO in 1973-89 and on TV in 1980-83, playing several recurring characters, notably parodic politician "The Honorable Member from Kicking Horse pass" and Mountie "Sgt. Renfrew," opposite fellow cast members ROGER ABBOTT (who passed away in 2011), LUBA GOY, DON FERGUSON, and JOHN MORGAN. BROADFOOT, a comedian with credits including appearances on "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW" and "THE WAYNE AND SHUSTER SHOW," appeared on CBC radio in the '60s on "FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT" and did stand-up before joining the AIR FARCE; after leaving the show, which went on to run on radio through 1997 and on TV in 1993-2008 (with NEW YEAR'S specials continuing to the present), BROADFOOT did more stand-up, including two TV comedy specials, acted in the sitcom "XPM," and did voices for animation.