From Erin Davis of Notable:
A Notable Chat with Rick Mercer on Fears, His Bucket List, and the Problem with Young People
Flying planes, sitting in fighter jets, hanging off buildings, and plunging into freezing cold water â€“ itâ€™s all in a dayâ€™s work for Rick Mercer. His job also lets him rant his way through graffiti-filled alleys about pretty much anything on his politically fuelled mind. As Canadaâ€™s number-one political satirist and a beloved comedic TV personality (and he has over two dozen Gemini Awards to prove it), Mercer calls politics his â€œsport.â€ Continue reading.
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I think his show is the most Canadian there is. He goes everywhere in the country–north, south, east, west, urban, rural, remote–and its great to see. And I think his show educates us more about politics than any other show.Id love to see another version of Talking to Americans.
I think his greatest talent is his ability to get people (all kinds) to shine on tv… From Harper looking (more or less) human to some older lady working on an assembly line flirting with him… He just developes a glow from people… Some tv types do the opposite: Everybody just freezes…
As a USA type, I’m depressed by how poorly our hosts compare. Johny Carson was the last that could do that in any real way.
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