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An Evening with


One is a master of the one-liners while the other gives a good rant, but what Steven Wright and Rick Mercer both have in common is that they can deliver the laughs and they’re visiting St. Catharines this spring.

Long before Twitter entered the equation, Steven Wright had cornered the market on comedic brevity. His offbeat humour and quick zings delivered in his Boston accent with a low-energy, almost lethargic, approach endeared him to audiences.

His instantly recognizable voice was featured as the DJ for “K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the Seventies Weekend” in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and even without saying a word, he’s still instantly recognizable as “The Guy on the Couch” in Dave Chappelle’s Half Baked. Wright was awarded an Oscar in 1989 for Best Short Live-Action Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, which he co-wrote and starred in.

On the small screen he’s made regular appearances on Mad About You and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and his legendary debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson was so impressive, he was invited to return less than a week later.

His current television work includes the multiple Emmy-nominated Louie and the animated hit Horace and Pete, both with Louis C.K.

A true comedian’s comedian, Wright is at his very best on the stage. Always in the top ranks of top stand-up lists, his 1985 debut comedy album, I Have a Pony, and his second album, I Still Have a Pony, in 2007 were both GRAMMY- nominated for Best Comedy Album. His intellectual, yet silly humour is timeless. His jokes hold little reference to popular culture and will continue to hold up for years to come

According to his biography: “I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.” Don’t miss this comedic master when he hits the Partridge Hall stage April 25.

After 11 years on the road travelling the country for The Rick Mercer Report, his popular weekly CBC faux-news comedy show, Rick Mercer has a lot of stories that didn’t make it to the air. Some of them couldn’t make it to the air. In fact, he had so many stories he developed a whole stand-up show around them.

Mercer will return to St. Catharines to rant again.

For two consecutive nights, May 11 and 12, Canada’s ‘unofficial opposition’ will spin a yarn, telling stories from the road with his refreshing candor that’s become a hallmark of his live performance.

- Melinda Cheevers

An Evening with

Rick Mercer A Nation Worth Ranting About Partridge Hall ALL TICKETS: $90

7:30PM Wed 11 + Thu 12 May

Originally entertained as fodder for a book, Mercer realized the stories needed to be told verbally, as only he could and the stage show, A Nation Worth Ranting About was born. Always an audience favourite, he brought the show to sold out audiences at the Centre for Arts, Brock University last year and now, just over a full year later,



Mary De Sousa FirstOntario Credit Union Executive Vice President, Marketing

“Rick Mercer brings a smile to my face and a light heartedness to the everyday situations. It truly makes you NOT take yourself so seriously!”


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