Himself on Rick Mercer Report
10/17/1969, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Rick Mercer is working for the CBC on his self-titled show, the Rick Mercer Report. This show is scheduled to start season four in the Fall of 2006. He is one of the highest rated comedians on the CBC with some reports having the RMR show getting higher ratings than his former show This Hour has 22 Minutes. Although best known for his work on 22 Minutes, he actually got noticed with his one man show Show Me the Button, I'll Push It, or Charles Lynch Must Die at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Most of his comedy is based on political humour, which has made him known to many of the Canadian politicians.moreless
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Rick Vincent Mercer
- Trivia & Quotes
(Talking about the Liberal Leadership kit auction) Rick: When we did this, we were doing this to determine what the market value of the Liberal leadership is and raise beer money. But, when it got out of control and it was at $15,000 or $20,000 I said we would have to give it to charity because that would have too drastic an impact on productivity levels if we spent all that on beer.
Rick was the 2005 Walk For Life national spokesman. The goal of that campaign is to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.
Rick was contracted to advertise the one-ton challenge for the Government of Canada in 2004. This involved appearing in several Government ads encouraging Canadians to reduce green house gases.
A highlight of Rick's time on This Hour Has 22 Minutes was when he ate lunch with then Prime Minister Jean Chrétien at a Harvey's restaurant. A second was when he/they started a petition to have Stockwell Day to change his first name to Doris.
At the 2003 Banff Television Festival, Rick was awarded the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Award.
Rick released a book, titled Streeters, based on his same titled spots on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. The book, like the spots, are 100% political commentary on things happening at the time of being written/filmed.