Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada, and Rick Mercer Report. Mercer has received nearly 30 Gemini Awards and Canadian Screen awards for his work on television, and his CBC Television special Talking To Americans remains the highest rated Canadian comedy special ever with 2.7 million viewers.
Mercer is the author of four books, all of which have been national best sellers, and has also written for Time, Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. His newest book – Talking to Canadians: A Memoir – is available for pre-order now, and will be released November 2nd, 2021.
He is a recipient of the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a proud native of St. John's, Newfoundland.