In the news: Rick Mercer, Canadian institution


From Joel Rubinoff at the Toronto Star:

  • Rick Mercer, Canada’s comedic institution
    A 39-year-old comedy maverick whose weekly cross-country jaunts embrace the quirky and capricious on The Rick Mercer Report (8 o’clock tonight on CBC), the sharp-witted Newfoundland native is defiantly Canadian in all the right ways, a cross-border Conan O’Brien – crossed with Jon Stewart – who draws irreverent inspiration from the days when a scathing political barb could generate more heated reaction than all the mate-swapping reality bachelors in the world.” Read more.