Rick Mercer on rants and moderately risky merriment

From Michael Posner of the Globe and Mail:

  • Rick Mercer: the man behind the rants
    Is there nothing that Rick Mercer won’t do for a laugh? He has sparred with heavyweight boxer George Chuvalo, bungee-jumped 160-feet with Man in Motion icon Rick Hansen, gone skinny-dipping with Liberal leader Bob Rae (truly, sights to behold) and this week – in an episode of his hit CBC television show The Rick Mercer Report – zip-lined high over Petty Harbour, Nfld. with New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair. It’s all, he insists, in the interests of entertainment: “Left to my own devices, I wouldn’t do any of these things.” Read more.