POLITICS

22 Minutes: Bob Rae Can't Stop Laughing In Bloopers From Liberal Convention Skit (VIDEO)

01/18/2012 08:57 EST

The Liberals haven't been doing a lot of laughing lately. Reduced to third-party status, overshadowed by the NDP and beset with uncertainty about the future leader of the party, the Grits have had few reasons to smile.

Enter This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Interim leader Bob Rae and fellow Liberal MPs Marc Garneau, Carolyn Bennett, Scott Brison, John McCallum and Dominic LeBlanc sat down with 22 Minutes' Mark Critch for a skit on dinner politics during the Liberal convention. Hilarity ensued.

Perhaps funnier than the skit itself were the outtakes from the shoot. Rae, who kept his cool even after his party voted to legalize marijuana at the convention last weekend, couldn't keep it together during the filming.

Struggling to control giggles, Rae said it best himself: "This is an entire show all to itself." We agree.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes airs Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on CBC TV. Catch more clips of the show on Facebook and Twitter.