Rick Mercer Report (also called the Mercer Report or RMR) is a Canadian television comedy series which aired on CBC Television from 2004 to 2018. Launched in 2004 as Rick Mercer's Monday Report, or simply Monday Report, by comedian Rick Mercer, the weekly half-hour show combined news parody, sketch comedy, visits to interesting places across Canada, and satirical editorials, often involving Canadian politics. The show's format was similar in some respects to satirical news shows like Mercer's prior series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show – however, the Mercer Report's on-location segments were usually played relatively straight in comparison to those on the other shows, since participants were usually aware of Mercer's identity and purpose, showing similarity to Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report.The first two seasons aired on Monday nights – hence the original name, which was likely also a pun on the then-current name of CBC's main Sunday news broadcast, Sunday Report (now the Sunday edition of The National). The Mercer Report aired its remaining seasons Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on CBC. The program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, Ontario, except for the on-location and rant segments. These segments were shown to the studio audience during taping, with their reactions recorded for broadcast.
In September 2017, Mercer announced that the show would conclude on April 10, 2018, after a total of 15 seasons.