Canadian Comedian launches CBC show, cross-Canada tour, new DVD and book in 2012.
Gerry Dee, one of Canada’s leading comedians, has a big year ahead of him with a brand new sitcom, Mr. D, premiering on CBC-TV this January 9, 2012 at 8:30 p.m./EST. The New Year will also bring continued success with a cross-Canada tour, kicking-off on January 14, 2012, ,and a DVD and book release.
Filmed in Halifax, Mr. D is a fictional 12-episode series based on Gerry’s former career as a private school teacher for nine years. Mr. D is the story of an under-qualified teacher trying to fake his way into a teaching job, just as he fakes his way through life. The sitcom includes co-stars Jonathan Torrens (Jonovision and Trailer Park Boys), Wes Williams (a.k.a. rapper Maestro), Mark Little (Picnicface) and Gemini Award winners Booth Savage and Bette MacDonald.
“It was an amazing experience to tape the show with such an outstanding cast and share some of my past experiences as a teacher,” says Gerry Dee. “I know that people will love Mr. D, because it has a bit of an edge to it and has the look and feel of The Office.”
To check out a quick clip from the pilot, please visit: http://www.cbc.ca/revenuegroup/mr-d.html
Coming off a successful mini-tour in 2011, Gerry will also be hitting the road once again starting January 14, 2012 on a cross-Canada tour. The initial winter/spring tour will be followed-up by more dates in the fall, dates to be confirmed soon. To keep his momentum in full swing, he will also release a brand new DVD, Life After Teaching, which includes stand-up material from his past tour, all while writing a book set to be released next October.
For more information about Gerry Dee, please visit www.gerrydee.com