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Talking to Canadians: A Memoir

de Rick Mercer

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INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Canada's beloved comic genius tells his own story for the first time. What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone's lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons-and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever he appeared. And then Covid-19 struck. And his legions of fans began asking again- What is Rick Mercer going to do now? Well, for one thing, he's been writing a comic masterpiece. For the first time, this most private of public figures has turned the spotlight on himself, in a memoir that's as revealing as it is hilarious. In riveting anecdotal style, Rick charts his rise from highly unpromising schoolboy (in his reports "the word 'disappointment' appeared a fair bit") to the heights of TV fame. Along the way came an amazing break when, not long out of his teens, his one-man show Show Me the Button, I'll Push It. Or, Charles Lynch Must Die, became an overnight sensation-thanks in part to a bizarre ambush by its target, Charles Lynch himself. That's one story you won't soon forget, and this book is full of them. There's a tale of how little Rick helped himself to a tree from the neighbours' garden that's set to become a new Christmas classic. There's Rick the aspiring actor, braving "the scariest thing I have ever done in my life" by performing with the Newfoundland Shakespeare Company; unforgettable scenes with politicians of every variety, from Jean Chretien to George W. Bush to Stockwell Day; and a wealth of behind-the-scenes revelations about the origins and making of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, and Talking to Americans. All leading of course to the greenlighting of that mega-hit, Rick Mercer Report . . . It's a life so packed with incident (did we mention Bosnia and Kabul?) and laughter we can only hope that a future answer to "What is Rick Mercer going to do now?" is- "Write volume two."… (mais)
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Much fun to read how Rick Mercer got his start in theater and TV. And I very much enjoyed reading about the behind the scenes work required to get This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada, and his successful one hour specials off the ground. This is part 1 of 2 of Rick Mercer’s memoir. I look forward to reading part 2: The Road Years. ( )
  Neil_Luvs_Books | Apr 7, 2024 |
It's no surprise that I enjoyed this book since I am a Rich Mercer fan. He is very funny, but never unkind. He writes in a very conversational style...it felt like a conversation. The stories about various political events, in particular, brought the book to life for me.

The book is very focused on his career. We learn relatively little about his personal life or struggles. So I really don't feel I've learned a lot about Mr. Mercer. What I did gain was an appreciation for his hard work and dedication, and of his love for Canada. ( )
  LynnB | Apr 4, 2024 |
Living in Canada, Rick Mercer has been on the CBC in some capacity for most of my life and like many Canadians, I think he's a treasure. His memoir only reinforces that. Recounting tales from his mostly happy childhood growing up in Middle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador where at a young age a performance by a touring performer at his elementary school made him aware that he definitely wanted to be in show business, the memoir largely focuses on his professional pursuits. His recounting of his school years don't gloss over his poor performance, while also recounting his co-founding a comedy troupe with his group of friends in his last few years of high school. I was surprised at how early in life he met his personal and work partner, Gerald, and while their relationship is never a huge focus of the memoir, Gerald is a constant presence. The major highlights of the rest of the memoir are recounting his solo touring shows, being part of the founding cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, the phenomenon that was Talking to Americans, and ends in the early days of the Rick Mercer Report. The book is as funny and kind as one would expect of Mercer and has me keenly interested in watching the new comedy showcase series he's hosting on CBC plus the 30th anniversary documentary on 22 Minutes. Recommended (mostly to my fellow Canadians). ( )
  MickyFine | Nov 21, 2022 |
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INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Canada's beloved comic genius tells his own story for the first time. What is Rick Mercer going to do now? That was the question on everyone's lips when the beloved comedian retired his hugely successful TV show after 15 seasons-and at the peak of its popularity. The answer came not long after, when he roared back in a new role as stand-up-comedian, playing to sold-out houses wherever he appeared. And then Covid-19 struck. And his legions of fans began asking again- What is Rick Mercer going to do now? Well, for one thing, he's been writing a comic masterpiece. For the first time, this most private of public figures has turned the spotlight on himself, in a memoir that's as revealing as it is hilarious. In riveting anecdotal style, Rick charts his rise from highly unpromising schoolboy (in his reports "the word 'disappointment' appeared a fair bit") to the heights of TV fame. Along the way came an amazing break when, not long out of his teens, his one-man show Show Me the Button, I'll Push It. Or, Charles Lynch Must Die, became an overnight sensation-thanks in part to a bizarre ambush by its target, Charles Lynch himself. That's one story you won't soon forget, and this book is full of them. There's a tale of how little Rick helped himself to a tree from the neighbours' garden that's set to become a new Christmas classic. There's Rick the aspiring actor, braving "the scariest thing I have ever done in my life" by performing with the Newfoundland Shakespeare Company; unforgettable scenes with politicians of every variety, from Jean Chretien to George W. Bush to Stockwell Day; and a wealth of behind-the-scenes revelations about the origins and making of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, and Talking to Americans. All leading of course to the greenlighting of that mega-hit, Rick Mercer Report . . . It's a life so packed with incident (did we mention Bosnia and Kabul?) and laughter we can only hope that a future answer to "What is Rick Mercer going to do now?" is- "Write volume two."

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