FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GERRY DEE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF STAND-UP WITH UPCOMING CROSS-CANADA TOUR
Headed to Casino Rama Resort March 1, 2019 (9pm)
RAMA, ON (Tuesday, November 27, 2018) – 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 Resort on Friday, March 1 (9pm).
“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.
20th Anniversary Tour
Friday, March 1
SHOWTIME: 9 PM, DOORS OPEN: 8 PM
Tickets are $45/$55/$79.50
Exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Facebook Fans, Players Passport™ Club members and Player Plus members begins on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 am (EST) on www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). A special code is required for the advance purchase period; fans are invited to visit the Casino Rama Resort Facebook page to gain access.
Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, November 30 at 10 am and will be available in-person at the Casino Rama Resort Box Office, on www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262), and online at www.casinorama.com. Ticket prices are inclusive of taxes and exclude any applicable service fees. Ticketmaster is the only authorized seller of Casino Rama Resort concert tickets.
PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT: Ticket limit is 6 per customer per show. Please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by Ticketmaster at its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same billing address or credit card.
Patrons must be nineteen (19) years of age or older with government issued photo identification; those twenty-one (21) years of age or younger must also have a secondary piece of name identification. Those who have been trespassed and/or self-excluded from Casino Rama Resort or any Ontario gaming property and/or fail to meet Casino Rama Resort’s conditions of entry may not visit, participate in promotions and/or redeem offers.
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.
About Casino Rama Resort: Casino Rama Resort is Ontario’s only First Nations resort casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 100 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities. Through the Casino Rama Cares program we are dedicated to continuing our rich history of community support by being an outstanding corporate neighbour; providing year-round assistance through a combination of charitable giving and employee volunteerism. Casino Rama Resort is operated by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd.
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