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Friday, May 23, 2008

Rick Mercer’s Talking To Americans (2001)


It’s no secret that Canada has produced a plethora of talented and hugely successful comedians, but most of them have landed in Hollywood, where they could capitalize on their skills. However, Rick Mercer is a thoroughly Canadian comedian, which means that his specialized brand of journalistic comedy is geared toward Canadians.

Not only that, but the Hollywood machine wouldn’t really get his caustic style and deadpan delivery. Which is precisely why Talking To Americans was one of the most talked about features in the rich history of Canadian comedy. After all, what is more quintessentially Canadian than laughing at Americans for their ignorance and gullibility?

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