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Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer

Canadian Comedian

Rick Mercer’s top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Rick Mercer Report—which recently celebrated its final episode—routinely trampled even its American competitors in the ratings. The show featured Mercer’s trademark rants, satirical newscasts, commercial parodies, and comic encounters with famous Canadians, talking about Canada. More than any other comedian (or journalist for that matter), he talks to Canadian news makers with a refreshing candor, and is uniquely able to spin topical hilarity from the people and the things deeply embedded in the national consciousness. His newest book, Rick Mercer Final Report, a #1 Toronto Star and Globe and Mail bestseller, brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years. Throughout the book, in a series of brilliant new essays, Mercer shares his hilarious, moving and at times hair-raising memories from the past fifteen years. Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mercer has won over 25 Gemini Awards for his top-rated CBC series’ The Rick Mercer Report, Made in Canada, and This Hour has 22 Minutes. Mercer also starred in Rick Mercer’s Talking to Americans, which was watched by millions, attracted attention across North America, and remains the highest-rated comedy special in Canadian history. In 2014, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:00 PM|Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 PM

Guest Keynote: Canada Coast to Coast to Coast

Join us for an unforgettable keynote by Rick Mercer that will make you appreciate, as never before, this unique nation we all call home. Few people know Canada like Rick Mercer knows Canada. He’s our fiercest critic, our sharpest mind, and our most hilarious comic. He’ll connect to the past, evaluate our present, and look forward, hopefully, into the future.

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