Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee has been making audiences laugh for two decades and to mark the occasion he will embark on a new tour, 20 Years of Stand Up presented by Shopbrain. Dee will take his trademark humour about marriage, fatherhood, and his years as a teacher to 14 cities across Canada beginning at Casino Rama on March 1 and concluding on May 24 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
"Stand up is where it all started for me 20 years ago," said Dee. "I’m very grateful to the fans who have supported me along the way and I look forward to celebrating this milestone with them on the tour."
The tour will follow the 8th and final season of the award-winning sitcom Mr D., created, written by and starring Dee. Currently airing on CBC, the show will take its final bow on December 19, 2018.
Tickets for 20 Years of Stand Up will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.gerrydee.com
. The AMEX pre-sale begins on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. and Live Nation pre-sale begins on Thursday, November 29 at 10 a.m. Performances are recommended for ages 14 and older. Tour Dates:
Rama, ON – March 1, 2018 – Casino Rama
Regina, SK – March 28, 2018 – Casino Regina
Saskatoon, SK – March 29, 2018 – TCU Place
Kelowna, BC – March 30, 2018 – Kelowna Community Theatre
Victoria, BC – April 4, 2018 – Royal Theatre
Surrey, BC – April 5, 2018 – Bell Performing Arts Centre
Vancouver, BC – April 6, 2018 – The Centre in Vancouver
Montreal, QC – April 11, 2018 – Corona Theatre
Moncton, NB – April 12, 2018 – Capitol Theatre
Saint John, NB – April 13, 2018 – Imperial Theatre
Halifax, NS – April 23, 2018 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
St. John’s, NL – April 25, 2018 – Holy Heart Theatre
Charlottetown, PEI – April 26, 2018 – Confederation Centre of the Arts
Toronto, ON – May 24, 2018 – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts About Gerry Dee
Though most familiar as the star, creator, and one of the principle writers for CBC`s hit sitcom Mr. D, it is in stand up comedy where Gerry Dee first hit his mark. Dee, who was a private school teacher for nine years before giving it up for comedy, became the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the highest finish by a Canadian in the history of the show.
Based on Gerry Dee’s real-life experiences as a high school teacher, CBC’s Mr. D follows the misadventures of schoolteacher Gerry Duncan, nicknamed Mr. D, as he struggles to keep one step ahead of his students at the prestigious private school, Xavier Academy. Debuting in January 2012 to 1.23 million viewers, the program was the highest rated scripted show premiere for the network in 7 years. The 8th and final season of the show will have its finale on December 19, 2018.
Ahead of his performances in the aforementioned cities, Dee will be available for select interviews