It was great to meet Rick Mercer and have him help me with the Kids Potato Walling Event on Amherst Island at the Irish-Canadian dry stone festival on the last weekend in September 2015.
He was genuinely surprised how well potatoes worked as a building material
They filmed him faking removing a bucket from an already built potato arch.
He asked me not to try to be funny because that was his job.
The kids buried one of the waller's son, Nathan, in potatoes. Rick thought it was pretty funny.