September 16, 2008 13:01 ET

7-Up Presents: "Gerry Dee-Last Canadian Standing Tour"

Presented by Russell & Clayton Peters Presents and Hugh B. Presents

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Comedian Gerry Dee (Last Comic Standing,) will be performing from coast to coast this fall. The tour called "Last Canadian Standing" is Dee's first National tour performing in over 20 cities at various Canadian theatres from October through December. For a full list of cities and dates click here:

Dee, who is best known for his third place finish (the highest ever by a Canadian) on the NBC hit "Last Comic Standing" is excited to begin his first National tour, "I have a lot of support behind me. Having 7-UP involved really helped. WestJet and Via have also covered all of my travel. You add the name Russell Peters to that support and I couldn't be in better hands," mentions Dee.

Since the success of "Last Comic Standing" Dee has had his own one hour special air on Comedy Central in the US, released his DVD "No Reading Ahead" worldwide and entered into a development deal with a Canadian broadcaster for his own sitcom. He was just nominated for the fourth time as Best Comic in Canada at the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards. His character "Gerry Dee-Sports Reporter" on The Score has taken the sports world by storm.

See this funny man live and find out why NBC rates him to be "one of the next Canadian comedians to make it big." The tour kicks off in Ottawa on October 2, 2008 continuing on to over 20 Canadian cities until December. Tickets currently on sale, for ticket information visit Ticket prices vary.

Gerry Dee began his comedy career in a very different fashion. He spent 10 years as a high school phys-ed teacher before making the switch to full time comedy in 2003. In 2002, he was the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition. He appeared in the CBC mini-series "Canada Russia 72". In the summer of 2006, he played "Donny" in the much anticipated "Trailer Park Boys: The Movie".

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