I just caught the second half of the premier of Rick Mercer’s new CBC show, the creatively-titled The Monday Report. The man who brought us Talking to Americans is back (he never really went away…just to Kabul), and funny as ever. I was laughing out-loud, a rarity for TV shows.
I particularly liked how he pointed out that power seekers go into provincial and federal politics, but crazy people go into municipial politics. Hence, the Who is Canada’s Craziest Mayor contest? I also liked the extremely Canadian Celebrity Winter Advice with Shirley Douglas and Torontonians equalizing all that SARS-related goodwill with explanations why their city is the best in the known universe.