Air Farce began as a topical stage review in 1970 and grew into a wildly popular franchise, including: a CBC Radio series (1973-1987); a weekly CBC TV series (1993-2008); an annual CBC TV special, Air Farce New Year's Eve (1992 – present); national concert tours; lives stage productions; books; home audio and video releases. Air Farce has received many awards and accolades. The troupe members became the first Canadian inductees into the International Humour Hall of Fame in 1992 and were inducted into the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame in 2001. They were the recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Award in 1998 and received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2000. At the 2000 Gemini Awards, Air Farce received both the Earle Grey Award for its body of work in Canadian television, and the viewer-voted People's Choice Award for favorite television program.