Halifax-based Newfie-run Salter Street-produced television newsmagazine that breaks more real news stories, strikes more fear into the hearts of politicians and lays down more pertinent political commentary than the entire news-gathering apparatus at the CBC’s Toronto headquarters. Departing Rick Mercer is a genius, but as a news and cultural analyst, not as an historian or dramatic actor, something the CBC will likely do everything in its power to prevent him from discovering. The others three are just outrageously funny, well-informed and smart people no one in their right mind would want to have to drink under a table. Did we mention they’re from Newfoundland? Or that Newfoundland is to Canada what Canada is to the United States when it comes to comedy?