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Gerry Dee is one of the funniest people to hit the comedy scene — ever. The creator, writer, and star of the smash hit CBC comedy series Mr. D, his signature stories about the absurdities of life at the front of the classroom and growing up the son of Scottish-immigrant parents have become famous to his fans.
In real life, Gerry was a high school teacher — teaching was his career until switching to full-time comedy in 2003. Accordingly, he bases many of the jokes and quips seen in Mr. D on his personal experience.
In addition to his television work, Gerry has also appeared at numerous comedy festivals, was named “Best Comic In Canada,” and finished third on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2008. He is also the author of the book, Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks.
Gerry spent ten years as a teacher and survived (barely) to tell his tales. Told from the point-of-view of a not-so-good, often-very-bad public school teacher-the kind who teaches hungover (and lies about it), loses his students’ exams (and lies about it), and stages an impromptu baseball game in the middle of history class just to kill some time, this is Mr. D at his best. This book collects Gerry’s funniest anecdotes about teaching, about students and about their parents. As Gerry’s ode to school life, it’s sure to bring back a memory or two, whether you were the teacher’s pet or the class clown.