Still Standing

LOL. Really. You can laugh out loud, as stars of NBC’s summer stand-up standoff, Last Comic Standing, take the Queen City stage. Headlining the funny bunch are this season’s final five: Amy Schumer, Gerry Dee, John Reep, Lavell Crawford, and Ralph Harris.

Dee, who was a schoolteacher for nine years in his native Canada, is living his dream. “Teaching was my goal and what I wanted to do when I was in school, and I succeeded,” he says. “But comedy was a dream, and I wanted to follow my dream.”
Fans of the show have seen what these talented comics have to offer, but the tour will be a whole new experience. “They’ll get more material than we show on TV and they’ll get material we can’t do on TV,” Dee says.