Good thing Canadian stand-up comedian Gerry Dee is coming to Fredericton on Nov. 8 and can’t wait to be back on the East Coast.
“I went to school in Nova Scotia [St. FX] and my wife is from there, so any of that Maritime for me feels good. I spent months in Fredericton shooting one of my first television jobs and know people from Miramichi and Shediac.”
After getting his education degree, Dee was expecting to be a teacher for the rest of his life. But he stumbled on comedy and is glad that he’s turned it into something successful.
“I didn’t see myself in this industry at all. Going to school, I was happy to be a teacher and take that path, but then I got sidetracked, took a chance with stand-up comedy and it led to this. I’m thankful I did.”
Dee is known for a lot of things. He has starred in a number of shows and movies including Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, Canada Russia ’72 and Last Comic Standing. He also has his own show, Mr. D, on CBC, which will see its fourth season premier on Jan. 20.
For Dee, this tour is an evolution of the material he’s been doing since the day he started comedy.
“It’s what goes on in my world and that’s the world I live in. Being a dad and a husband, [and] being a teacher was part of my life for so long, so I tell stories of my life,” he said.
“It could be something that happened at the mall this weekend … It’s a lot about parenting and teaching [or] marriage, just a lot of things people can relate to.”
Dee will take the Fredericton Playhouse stage at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased online or at the Playhouse box office.