In 1992, the sketch comedy troupe Royal Canadian Air Farce began airing its annual New Year's Eve special Year of the Farce on CBC Television, which features sketches lampooning the major events and news stories of the year. The 1992 edition was presented as a one-off special, and became part of a regular Royal Canadian Air Farce television series that premiered the following year. The 2008 edition served as the program's series finale. Year of the Farce continued to air as an annual reunion special on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day until 2019, featuring members of the original cast. It was announced that due to budget cuts and other factors, the 2019 edition (which premiered prior to New Year's Eve) would be the final edition.