Rick Mercer — he came, he talked, we’ll get to see his show

Rick Mercer, perhaps Canada’s funniest comedian was here last weekend to record video segments at Glacier National Park, Clanwilliam and Craigellachie last weekend.

Some of us from the museum joined him at Craigellachie where he did some spike-driving and recognized the 125th anniversary of the Last Spike,” said Revelstoke Railway Museum Director Jennifer Dunkerson.

Mercer has been in western Canada for most of the past month and was in the area to tape a segment on the Last Spike for his popular CBC-TV show. Although the comedian’s publicist said he would see about an interview with Mercer by The Current, he never did arrange it.

The show that features the Last Spike will air on November 9.

While his visit was brief — just two days — Dunkerson managed to shoot a few photos, which she provided to The Current. Here they are:

Canada's funny man, Rick Mercer, provokes some chuckles from Parks Canada's Marnie Digiandomenico at Craigellachie last weekend during taping of a segment on the Last Spike for his CBC-TV show. Jennifer Dunkerson photo
Chatting with a worker at Craigellachie. Jennifer Dunkerson photo
Hammer time! Rick Mercer brandishes a labourer's hammer, used for driving spikes, as he talks to the camera. Jennifer Dunkerson photo
With a mural of the driving of the Last Spike behind him, Rick Mercer speaks to the camera. Jennifer Dunkerson photo
Rick Mercer (center) poses with Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society President David Johnston ( center left) and Railway Museum Director Jennifer Dunkerson (center left) and other members of the society. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Dunkerson