Most comedians agree that once you’ve told a joke on TV, you’ve "burned" it and need to be wary of using it again and again in your live act. Which brings me to Gerry Dee. I like him. I like his jokes. But my big complaint about Dee is that he continues to recycle the same routines about being in school as a teacher and as a student. On TV, no less. He’s said much of this not only on NBC’s Last Comic Standing last year, but also on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, so when I heard it again at the start of his latest hourlong special, "No Reading Ahead," I thought, really? Again? Really? It’s a cohesive hour that alternates from Dee’s childhood to his adult teaching experiences. There’s some new material (yay!) about his Scottish parents and learning karate. But still…enough with repeating routines on TV already. Here’s a clip of Gerry Dee talking about recess:

After the jump, Dee’s various TV appearances from last year…

At 2007’s Just For Laughs in Montreal…

At Live At Gotham, 2007…

On Last Comic Standing, 2007…