An Evening with Rick Mercer

After what seems like months of planning (I’m sre it was only 1 month), last night, the wiz and I managed to snag tickets to the taping of the Rick Mercer Report down at the CBC. Neither of could have anticipated the packed house for the taping of the show. The crowd was huge. Most of the audience was a wee bit older than us, and even more liberal. It was startling and amazing at once. We were led through the bowels of the CBC to the taping stage, up elevaotrs, through prop rooms, and finally to the Mercer Report theatre.

The show is taped before a LIVE audience, and we had to pay attention to the commands of the production manager and be mindful of when we had to clap and cheer. The 30 minute segment took an hour to tape, and Rick only had to redo a few pieces of dialogue. It was hilarious. In real life, the stage is smaller, Rick is shorter, and watching the cameras is distracting. That being said, he’s hilarious, and witty and real. Likely he has one of the coolest jobs ever. Atta boy Rick!!

If you watch, we’ll be on the telly Tuesday night at 8 on the CBC.  PS. Rick has a blog too

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