April 17th, 2024

Jann Arden, Rick Mercer plot 16-date Canadian comedy and storytelling tour

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on February 26, 2024.

Jann Arden and Rick Mercer say they're headed on a cross-country tour where they will share "an evening of laughter, stories and successes from their careers in entertainment." Arden, right, and Mercer are seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Live Nation, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadian funny people Jann Arden and Rick Mercer are joining forces for a cross-country storytelling tour this spring.

The “Insensitive” singer-turned-comedian and the “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” comedian-turned-commentator are plotting a 16-date run of shows that promise “an evening of laughter, stories and successes from their careers in entertainment.”

Promoter Live Nation says the Will They or Won’t They Tour begins in Kitchener, Ont., on April 27 before heading out across much of Canada.

Each night, Arden and Mercer will set the stage for a “free-wheeling, unscripted, unrehearsed and unrestrained discussion” about their lives.

Arden is a Juno-winning singer-songwriter who more recently appeared in her own CTV sitcom “Jann,” while Mercer parlayed his comedy career into the satirical political CBC series “The Rick Mercer Report.”

Additional stops on the tour include Halifax on April 29, Toronto on May 12, Calgary on May 22 and a final show in Vancouver on May 27. Tickets for most dates go on general public sale starting Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 26, 2024.

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