Rick Mercer Final Report

Rick Mercer Final Report Review

Canada's pre-eminent satirical commentator brings down the curtain on his hugely successful show in this instant #1 national bestseller.

Rick Mercer can always be relied on to provoke a strong reaction--but what he said one fall day in 2017 truly shocked the nation. In a rant posted on social media, the great Canadian satirist announced loud and clear that the current, 15th season of the Rick Mercer Report--the nation's best-watched and best-loved comedy show--would be the last. After more than 250 episodes, 250 rants and countless miles spent travelling the length and breadth of Canada to do everything from bungee jumping with Rick Hansen to whale watching with Measha Brueggergosman, it was time to move on. What he will do next is still unknown, and Canada eagerly awaits future developments. But meanwhile, we have this book to keep us going.

This volume brings together never-before-published rants from the last five seasons of the show, plus a selection of the very best rants from earlier years. And throughout the book, in a series of brilliant new essays, Rick shares his hilarious, moving and at times hair-raising memories from the past fifteen years. Remember when he and Jann Arden travelled by helicopter to a terrifying bat cave in a mountain? No--because that trip went so horribly wrong it never made it to the screen. Pierre Berton--what was really in that joint he rolled? (It wasn't oregano.) What catastrophe took place in Norman Jewison's bathroom? And can the show still go on when your director in charge is delirious from an allergic reaction? (Yes.) All this and more is revealed by Rick in some of his sharpest and funniest writing yet.

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  • Shilpa

    I absolutely loved this book. My prediction is that it will probably be a very popular holiday gift. “Ranting has always been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I come from an island o...

  • Morgan

    I grew up watching This Hour Has 22 Minutes with my family and my favourite segment was Talking to Americans, hosted by Rick Mercer. Of course, once The Mercer Report started, we watched that too. Nee...

  • Donna

    I loved this book!Not only was it highly entertaining, I learned a lot of interesting things about Canadian politics. More importantly I learned that I need to pay more attention to Canadian politics....

  • Amber Daugherty

    I don't like doing this but I really didn't like this book. I was hopeful - Rick Mercer is an intelligent, thoughtful person who's known for the awesome stunts he pulls and the conversations he has wi...

  • Peyton

    It is a sad day when one of television’s beloved personalities retires from the small screen. Rick Mercer is a CBC legend and Jann Arden tormentor. The Rick Mercer Report gave us fifteen years of li...

  • John

    I prefer this book of rants to his earlier one, though reading them without watching him on TV strutting the alley, gesticulating, and (of course) ranting just isn't the same. This is organized in chr...

  • Victoria

    Rick Mercer Final Report takes Mercer's greatest rants from across all 15 seasons. There are also added reflection pieces.Very good read, only suggestion would have been to reverse chronological order...

  • Brandon Forsyth

    This made me so nostalgic for the show. I miss Rick Mercer, and I can’t wait to see what his third act will entail. I found myself looking up old clips from his show and smiling fondly as I was remi...

  • Sandy Krausnick

    4.5. I love Rick Mercer rants. So much that I had to check out the alley when I was in Toronto. RM gave me a lot of incite into Canadian politics and helped me laugh at the ridiculousness of our polit...

  • Andrew

    Classic Canadiana - though because it reaches back so far I tended to rush through earlier rants. I also forgot how much the country's been through in the last decade and a bit.But it's still Rick. It...