Our inaugural episode features Canadian comedy legend and Order of Canada member Rick Mercer. Rick shares stories about making television in Canada, meeting President Obama, and how it was so easy to get content for Talking To Americans, that he and his producers got to see a LOT of afternoon baseball games. Plus, a surprise tidbit about Jack Layton’s bedroom!Rick shines the spotlight on fellow stand-up comedian Sophie Buddle, the first woman to win a Juno for Best Comedy Album. Find out how Sophie was destined to become a comedian when she started stand-up at the tender age of 15 (and was almost immediately the funniest one on amateur nights), why we should all thank our mothers for our sense of humour, and excellent advice for anyone thinking of getting into comedy. To learn more about what Rick Mercer is up to, go to www.rickmercer.com Twitter @rickmercer Instagram @itsrickmercerAnd to learn more about Sophie Buddle, check her out here: www.sophiebuddle.comTwitter: @sophiebuddleInstagram: @sophbudsFind the show notes for this episode here.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Money down the drain and Rick Mercer doesn't want to be Prime Minister
Taz & Jim
We talk how kids have wasted their parents money, we talk to Rick Mercer and Jim tries to break the world record! We talk more Unsolved Mysteries, Jim records his neighbourhood fox and which celebrity would vote for Prime Minister? Subscribe to the show: Apple Podcasts Google PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 36: Pandemics and Politics with Rick Mercer and Ivan Decker
Obsessed with Sophie Buddle
In this week’s episode, Sophie is joined in her hotel room by tour mates Rick Mercer (in his first actual podcast appearance) and Ivan Decker (in his noisy chair) to discuss their obsessions, the nature of obsessions, areas of interest which Rick denies are obsessions, and highlights from their tour. Episode Highlights: Sophie’s latest obsession Rick’s areas of interest Harnessing obsessions One person shows Irwin Barker Quotes: “I’m in a girl’s hotel room. I haven’t done that since a Drama Club trip. And there’s a third!” “We’re a thruple...I’ve barely had a twosome!” “You took Gravol today and we flew 17 feet.” “That was the real pandemic – it was all the moms getting all horny from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.” “Well then, I’m very glad that the jungle’s on fire.” “Ebola came to Toronto?” “Yeah, for TIFF.” “That’s why you always have your fingers in his mouth.” “I wouldn’t say I’m dead inside.” “Everything everyone knows about Canadian History they know from the Heritage Minutes.” “I’m obsessed with this cliff now.” “This Newfoundlander has put a fatwa on my head.” “Look at his tiny eyes – I hate him!” “If people think you’re cute then they’ll sign up, and if they don’t, they keep walking.” Links: Sophie’s homepage: https://www.sophiebuddlecomedy.com/
Join hosts Jean Yoon and David Gale as they chat with the legendary Rick Mercer on ACTRA Spotlight. One of Canada's most recognizable personalities as host of the Rick Mercer Report, Rick discusses what he is up to nowadays, along with reminiscing about memorable stories and moments from his extensive career.
Quality Content #23: A Lifetime of Artistic Achievement, with Rick Mercer
The 2020 Network
Host Alex Paterson kicks off a series of interviews with the 2019 recipients of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards with a conversation with one of Canada's most treasured political and social commentators, Rick Mercer. Rick will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award on April 27. The two talk about his celebrated career as a broadcaster, his current endeavours, and the state of Canadian comedy.
#87 - "Congratulations Canada On Your National Igloo!" (Rick Mercer's Talking to Americans)
Michael and Us
In the early 2000s, Rick Mercer -- Canada's own Jon Stewart -- travelled to the United States to ask them about Canada. The resulting comedy special, "Talking to Americans," because a bona fide national phenomenon. We look back at this cultural relic, and Mercer's long-running weekly show "The Mercer Report," to find out what they teach us about our home and native land. Bundle up, folks -- it's our most Canadian episode yet!ANNOUNCEMENT: the MICHAEL AND US podcast is doing a FAN EPISODE. Do YOU have burning questions for Luke and Will? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 5. Questions will be read on a Patreon-exclusive episode of this podcast: https://www.patreon.com/michaelandus
Rick Mercer spoke with Mike about his book, the state of political satire today and the one person he wishes he could have hung out with on his show.Mercer is definitely not retired. Sure, he stepped away from his top-rated Canadian comedy show, The Rick Mercer Report, this past April after 15 seasons. If you think, however, that that means the 49-year-old is sitting at home twiddling his thumbs, think again.In fact, Mercers used his newfound free time to build a cabin and compile a new book, Rick Mercer Final Report, a collection of his most memorable rants a RMR trademark from the shows run, covering everything from politics to elevator etiquette. We would call certain rants evergreen, meaning that they could go anytime and that would be a perfect example, how Canadians dont know how to get on and off elevators. And you know, thats as relevant today as it was when it was written. Zoomer Magazine's arts & entertainment editor Mike Crisolago (along with trusty sidekick Gina B) sits down with legends from stage and screen, literature, music and more...