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Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer was born on October 17, 1969 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as Rick Vincent Mercer. He is a writer and producer, known for The Industry (1998), The Rick Mercer Report (2004) and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992). See full bio »

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 2018 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV Special) (Written By)
 2015 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV Special) (writer)
 2014 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize (TV Special) (writer)
  The Rick Mercer Report (TV Series) (writer - 85 episodes, 2004 - 2010) (creator - 14 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (Written by - 1 episode, 2013) (created by - 1 episode, 2009) (written by - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #10.15 (2013) ... (Written by)
- Episode #8.3 (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode dated 12 January 2010 (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #7.1 (2009) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode dated 24 March 2009 (2009) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2003 2003 East Coast Music Awards (TV Special)
 2003 Christmas in Kabul (TV Movie)
  The Industry (TV Series) (created by - 65 episodes, 1998 - 2003) (story editor - 40 episodes, 2001 - 2003) (written by - 16 episodes, 1998 - 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Private Sector (2003) ... (creator) / (story editor)
- The Last Show (2003) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Producer's Cut (2003) ... (creator) / (story editor)
- Requiem for Beaver Creek (2003) ... (creator) / (story editor)
- Richard's Brother (2003) ... (creator) / (story editor)
 2002 Just for Laughs (TV Series documentary) (2005)
 2002 The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cathy Jones & Rick Mercer ... (writer)
 2001 Talking to Americans (TV Special)
 1993-2001 This Hour Has 22 Minutes (TV Series) (writer - 22 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 January 2001 (2001) ... (writer)
- Episode #8.6 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 13 November 2000 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 19 January 1998 (1998) ... (writer)
- Episode #4.17 (1997) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"A Good Place To Hide". One man show (wrote as well) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Blog

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think when shows fail is when it's manufactured. You go out and find some funny people and tell them to read newspapers and make some jokes. That doesn't work. It all has to do with the personality and the perspective because, at the end of the day, it's commentary. See more »

Trivia:

Portrayed (spoofed) on his former show "This Hour has 22 Minutes" by Colin Mochrie See more »

Nickname:

Canadian Parliament's "Unofficial Opposition"

Star Sign:

Libra

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