Comedy has long been used to subvert the established order, shedding light on modern life's pervasive absurdities and fomenting distrust of potentially seltzer-filled boutonnieres. Challenge flower-loving instincts with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get one general-admission floor-level ticket to see Gerry Dee at the Abbotsford Arts Centre on Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $49 value, including fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Canadian Comedy Award–winning funnyman Gerry Dee, known to some as “Gerry Dee, Sports Reporter” on The Score and the star of the upcoming CBC sitcom Mr. D, channels his years as a father, collegiate hockey player, and physical educator into a night of poignant laughs on his Life After Teaching tour. Gerry’s gift of gab and guffaw-extracting demeanour have eclipsed his sports career, making him one of the most sought-after comedians in both Canada and its trouser land mass called America. The first Canadian in 27 years to win the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, at which Robin Williams and Dana Carvey once battled to the death, Gerry garners empathetic laughs with his intrinsic charisma and sharp observational humour about the foibles of marriage and the unbearable lightness of offspring.