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Rick Currie, Award Winning Writer For “The Rick Mercer Report”

rick_currieOttawa comedian Rick Currie is a veteran of the Canadian comedy scene. Rick first took to the stand-up stage in 1989 and has been working steadily ever since, leaving audiences thrilled with his whimsical yet laid back style. In this millennium, Rick has been more behind the scenes as a television writer. He is currently a member of the writing team for CBC’s “The Rick Mercer Report” which he joined in the summer of 2010. Rick and the writing team at “The Rick Mercer Report” won the 2013, and now the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards for “Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series”.

Along with his comedy writing which included writing for 5 seasons of CTV’s “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” and writing for the well-received 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, Rick has also kept up with his stand up, popping up in clubs here and there and recording broadcasts for the Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals, as well as being a member of the board for Ottawa’s Cracking up the Capital comedy festival. Rick has also recorded multiple programs for CBC Radio’s “The Debaters” and “Laugh Out Loud”.

There are few ‘firsts’ left for Rick Currie, but the summer of 2015 will see the release of his first ever live stand up comedy album for iTunes and satellite radio. As well, Rick still plays clubs and private shows whenever possible. Please visit Rick Currie for additional information.


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