DON FERGUSON PRODUCTIONS
TV - DOCUMENTARY - WEB
DON FERGUSON PRODUCTIONS
TV - DOCUMENTARY - WEB
Established by award-winning comedy creator Don Ferguson, Don Ferguson Productions Limited focuses on producing top notch Canadian comedy content. Co-creator of the long-running show Royal Canadian Air Farce, Don Ferguson is chief executive of the production company, whose in-house team of creative producers and business personnel oversees all aspects of content development, production and distribution.
Air Farce Canada 150 is a one hour comedy special tailored to capture the patriotic spirit of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. From coast to coast to coast, the whole history of our country is ripe for the picking as Air Farce satirizes Canada’s past, present and future.
My Kitchen Can Be Anything is jam-packed with some of Canada's funniest comedians playing alongside Pat Thornton. From the minds of Eric Toth (Bill and Sons Towing, The Imponderables, Still Standing) and Pat Thornton (Sunnyside, Satisfaction, Space Janitors) comes My Kitchen Can Be Anything - a fantasy comedy series shot in Pat Thornton’s kitchen but takes place anywhere but in Pat Thornton’s kitchen.
Second Jen is a comedy about experiencing all your FIRSTS with your BEST and hoping it’s not the WORST. The series centers around two second-generation millennials struggling to assert their independence, while dealing with their overbearing immigrant families. Created by and starring Samantha Wan and Amanda Joy.
Newborn Moms is the untold story of what it’s like to be a new parent struggling with sleepless nights, self-doubt and swollen boobs. We follow our two hero moms Rosie and Julie as they second-guess their way through dealing with their children, husbands, and other judgmental moms without losing their minds, or only slightly losing their minds. The series celebrates the joys of parenthood while wallowing in the poop-filled chaos that is real-life for any new parent. First season was a joint venture with CBC and ABC, with the forthcoming second season airing exclusively on ABC's digital platform ABCd. Starring Aurora Browne and Nadine Djoury.
Horror entertainment is a global phenomenon. Millions of people love it, but horror fans are often misunderstood. Tal Zimerman should know. He’s one of them. Tal is a horror journalist and a full-fledged fan of everything deep dark and disgusting. But lately he's been asking himself WHY? Why is it that he and millions of other people are obsessed with horror?
Tal sits down with leading genre filmmakers, writers, musicians, historians, anthropologists and psychologists around the world, to discover why we enjoy being scared.
The tradition continues! Air Farce’s annual New Year’s Eve special is a year-end take on the biggest news stories and the most important figures of the year gone by. Air Farce veterans Don Ferguson and Luba Goy are joined by the Farce’s next generation of stars, Craig Lauzon, Darryl Hinds, Emma Hunter, along with a stellar line-up of special guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, news, and sports.
Air Farce New Year’s Eve remains one of the country’s highest-rated comedy specials of the year; our recent New Year's Eve special garnered 2.1 million viewers.
Blind Spot is a documentary about three blind adventurers who cross the Argentinean Andes on horseback.
The film documents this epic, horse-powered trek of travelers united by trust and courage, who overcome countless challenges on their mountain pilgrimage. During a 2-week guided expedition in the wilderness of northern Patagonia, the riders chart a route of inner exploration to discover a place where adversity and joy become interchangeable, where blindness leads to clarity, and disability creates possibility.
An original short-form comedy series about a struggling comedian (Gary Rideout Jr.) who opens a bar so that his buddies (Pat Thornton, Tal Zimmerman, and Norm Sousa) have somewhere to drink and perform.
In the second season of the show, Gary's big mouth puts the bar in jeopardy, Tal directs a documentary about Pat's desperate search for love, and Norm keeps putting the moves on Sandra (Natalie Brown), the bar’s newest addition to the management staff.
As part of CBC Television's 50th anniversary celebration, CBC’S All-Star Comedy Homecoming featured many of Canada’s top comedic talents, on stage and on screen together for the first time.
Hosted by stars of Royal Canadian Air Farce and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the show was packed with Canadian comedy legends, including the first reunion of The Kids In the Hall (Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson), Brent Butt, Jeremy Hotz, Ron James, Elvira Kurt, David Steinberg, Sean Cullen, Joe Flaherty, Steve Smith, Dave Broadfoot and Don Harron.
With an audience of over a million viewers per episode, Air Farce is still Canada’s most enduring and successful television comedy series.
Royal Canadian Air Farce’s annual New Year's Special is a tradition that began in 1992 and continues today.
The original cast of Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson, Luba Goy and John Morgan expanded over the years to include Jessica Holmes, Craig Lauzon, Alan Park, Penelope Corrin, Arnold Pinnock, Darryl Hinds, Emma Hunter and Aisha Alfa.
SketchCom featured the funniest sketch comedy troupes from across the country. In an effort to foster new talent and discover the next generation of comedians, SketchCom’s 13 episodes introduced 20 young, up-and-coming sketch comedy troupes to a national audience on CBC Television.
Many alumni of the show went on to great success in Canada and the U.S., including Shaun Majumder, Gavin Crawford, Sean Cullen, The Daily Show’s Jason Jones, and two of the creators of the hit Tony Award-winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, Lisa Lambert and Bob Martin.