TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Doubleday Canada is pleased to announce
that it will publish a new book from acclaimed comedian Gerry Dee. The
as-of-yet untitled book will hit stores in the fall of 2012. Curtis
Russell of P.S. Literary Agency negotiated the deal.
"Gerry Dee is one of Canada's most talented comedians," says Nita
Pronovost, Senior Editor of Doubleday Canada. "He's a brilliant
storyteller with a unique ability to find humour in outrageous
circumstances. Whether riffing on the trials of teaching, reminiscing
about his own school days or revealing the truths of parenthood, his
trademark candor makes everyone—young or old, teacher or student,
parent or child—laugh out loud at him and at themselves. We are very
proud to be publishing his hilarious debut book, one with universal
appeal and a built-in guarantee to put smiles on many faces."
Over the last decade, Gerry Dee has emerged as one of the hottest
talents in the world of comedy. After a ten-year career as a high
school teacher, he switched to full-time comedy in 2003. Since that
time, Dee has attracted a legion of loyal fans throughout North America
through constant touring and his appearances at numerous comedy
festivals, including the prestigious U.S. HBO Comedy Arts Festival in
Aspen and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
In 2002, Dee was the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious
San Francisco International Comedy Competition (former comics who got
their start in this competition include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and
Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few). His numerous television appearances in
the years that followed included CBS's Star Search with Arsenio Hall, The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC's Last Comic Standing 5, where he placed third.
Dee's acting credits include the critically acclaimed CBC mini-series Canada-Russia '72, where he played the role of hockey great Wayne Cashman, and The Trailer Park Boys: The Movie.
Winner of the Best Comic in Canada Award at the 2008 Canadian Comedy
Awards, Dee has also received considerable attention for his hilarious
segment Gerry Dee: Sports Reporter on "The Score"—Canada's sports network.
In January 2012, Gerry Dee's new sitcom, Mr. D., debuted on CBC Television.
SOURCE Doubleday Canada
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