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This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast. If you are like my wife and I, for the better part of fifteen years, most Tuesday nights you would tune into “The Rick Mercer Report,” hosted by my guest, Rick Mercer. Part travelogue of our beautiful country, part news satire, part sketch comedy. He golfed with Anne Murray, climbed to the top of a roller-coaster at Canada’s Wonderland and even skinny dipped with Bob Rae. Find out how that happened later in the show.

And don’t forget the Rants, his minute long diatribes about whatever was on his mind that week.

Then, after fifteen years he quit “The Rick Mercer Report,” a job he called, the best job in the world, at the peak of its popularity. Why? We’ll find out.

After that he did stand up and then Covid-19 struck. In lockdown, after four books based on content from the shows, he began writing his most personal story yet. His story. The result is a revealing and hilarious memoir called “Talking to Canadians: A Memoir” and it is available now wherever you buy fine books.

We talk about everything from why the critics called one of his first shows it We Have No Pity for the Audience to turning down a big money offer to head to the United States to host a game show to why his drama teacher told him quitting the school drama club would be, “one of the biggest mistakes of his life.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

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