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Rick Mercer to kick off Noia’s Annual Conference

Writer and comedian, Rick Mercer is slated to address the delegates of Noia’s 30th Annual Conference, Play on the Edge. Mercer will give the luncheon keynote address on Day One of Noia’s Conference on Wednesday, June 18th at the Delta St. John’s Hotel, starting at 12:00 p.m. His top-rated, award-winning CBC show, The Mercer Report, routinely tramples even its American competitors in the ratings.

More than any other comedian, or journalist for that matter, Rick Mercer, known for his trademark rants about Canadian newsmakers, is uniquely able to spin topical hilarity from the people and the things deeply embedded in the national consciousness.

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Mercer has won over 25 Gemini Awards for his top-rated CBC series The Mercer Report, Made in Canada, and This Hour has 22 Minutes. Mercer also starred in Rick Mercer’s Talking to Americans, which was watched by millions, attracted attention across North America, and remains the highest-rated comedy special in Canadian history.

Mercer is the author of three national bestsellers, Streeters, The Rick Mercer Report: The Book, and 2012’s A Nation Worth Ranting About. Mercer will co-write the screenplay for High Alert, a political satire based on the 1966 Norman Jewison movie, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.

For more information on Play on the Edge 2014, visit www.noiaconference.com or follow us on Twitter at @NoiaPlayonEdge.