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Derek's Tour Schedule

Jul 14 2024 to Jul 28 2024
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Jul 30 2024 to Aug 01 2024
Dallas, TX
Aug 07 2024 to Aug 11 2024
Cherokee, NC
Aug 14 2024 to Aug 18 2024
Cherokee, NC
Aug 21 2024
Addison, TX
Aug 20 2024 to Aug 22 2024
Dallas, TX
Aug 23 2024
Charlotte, NC
Aug 25 2024 to Sep 01 2024
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Sep 02 2024 to Sep 05 2024
Las Vegas, NV
Sep 06 2024
Private Event
West Bloomfield, MI
Sep 12 2024 to Sep 14 2024
Charlotte, NC
Sep 17 2024 to Sep 19 2024
Dallas, TX
Sep 22 2024 to Sep 29 2024
Cruise Ship
Western Caribbean
Oct 01 2024 to Oct 02 2024
Dallas, TX
Oct 04 2024
Lexington, MI
Oct 05 2024
Romeo, MI
Oct 09 2024
The Comedy Series
Millington, MI
Oct 10 2024 to Oct 12 2024
Waterford, MI
Oct 16 2024
Midland, MI
Oct 17 2024 to Oct 19 2024
Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 25 2024 to Nov 01 2024
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Nov 06 2024 to Nov 09 2024
Port Charlotte, FL
Nov 10 2024 to Nov 24 2024
Cruise Ship
Western Caribbean
Nov 25 2024 to Dec 01 2024
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 03 2024 to Dec 05 2024
Dallas, TX
Dec 09 2024 to Dec 20 2024
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Dec 20 2024 to Dec 21 2024
Winter Haven, FL
Dec 29 2024 to Jan 05 2025
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Jan 10 2025
Brimley, MI
Apr 11 2025 to Apr 12 2025
St. Cloud, FL
May 09 2025
Wasilla, AK
May 10 2025
Anchorage, AK

About Derek

"The only thing surprising about Derek is that he's not bigger." – Florida New Times.

A regular on the Las Vegas Strip, Derek’s act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish-Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child-free existence. Described on a show review as, 'Just the right amount of wrong.'

His special with The Irish Comedy Tour - One For The Road can be seen YouTube.

You can also catch him on Normal World on BlazeTV with Dave Landau, SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network, his own DryBar Comedy special, Open Bar Comedy, Pandora, The Weather Channel’s Top 10, & The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio Network.

On the big screen, see him in the movie Don't Suck with Matt Rife and Jamie Kennedy available on Amazon Prime, Hulu and AppleTV.

A veteran of several USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan and 15 other countries. His work for the military has been featured in Newsweek.

On the concert stage, he’s been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

Grab his fourth comedy album, Double Down, available via iTunes and at derekrichards.com.

Listen and watch his podcast, A Drink With Derek, on YouTube and hear it on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud.

In October of 2018, Derek released his first self-published book, Whiskey, Cancer & Bad Decisions, which is his twisted memoir of a comedian’s journey with cancer. Snag a copy on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.

Corporate Comedy

Derek has performed hundreds of corporate comedy shows throughout his career. This experience makes him a perfect fit for your group or function.

The most popular feature of his show is that he will tailor the material to fit the group. Whether you want to pick on the sales manager, roast a fellow employee, or have Derek play a corporate imposter, Richards delivers humor that can be as clean or risque as your group desires. From headline performer to a host for your event, Derek will help make your function something that people will be talking about for years to come.

Connect with Derek on LinkedIn

Corporate Clients

ARC of Palm Beach County

Advantech Solutions

Allegiant Power

Alzheimer's Association of South Florida

Armed Forces Entertainment

Boca West Country Club

Bomarko Corporation

Builders Exchange Of Northwest Michigan


California State Firefighters Association

Cattail Creek Country Club

Comics on Duty

Continental Bridge

Corporate Event Marketing Association

D.R. Horton Homebuilders

Dan Marino Foundation

Delta Airlines

Disabled American Veterans (Trench Rats)

EMJ Corporation

Entertainment Publications

Entrada @ Snow Canyon Country Club

Esereh Youth Center

Florida Association of Licensed Investigators

Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers

Gilda's Club of South Florida

Grand Isle Marina

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, SC

Holocene Drilling

Illustrated Properties

Infinity Broadcasting

Kardex Remstar

Kemira Chemical

Klinger Lake Country Club

Lakeview Cheese

Larry Flynt Publications

Law Enforcement Intelligence Network of Iowa

Lord Corporation

Main Street Technologies


Michigan State Police

Midwest Hardware Association

Navy Entertainment

New Orleans Convention Authority

Norlight Telecommunications

Optical Precision Laboratories

Pace Americas

Paint Creek Country Club

Palm Beach County Dental Association

Sagewest Medical

Saybrus Financial

Society of Independent Show Organizers

Tenet Health Care Systems

The Atlantic Arts Academy

U.S. Filter


United Therapeutics

Vulcraft Corporation

Westfield Insurance Group

Weston Athletic Club




60 MPH School Zone

This release is like spending time at a pub talking with a friend who jokes about his divorce, no kids, his Irish-Catholic upbringing, living in Las Vegas, working as a strip club DJ, and much more.

"60 MPH School Zone" is a politically incorrect roller coaster ride that you're sure to enjoy.

Available on: Amazon.com

Derek's Book

In 1998, comedian Derek Richards was 32 years old when he began feeling like something wasn’t right. He wasn’t sure what it was, he only knew he didn’t feel the way he should. The last thing he was prepared for was to hear that he had cancer.

In this memoir, Derek takes you through his journey with cancer - from the diagnosis that changed his life forever, through remission, all the way to the lessons of how being a cancer survivor has forever affected how he lives his life. Using his own kind of twisted humor, he tells his story in a way that will captivate, inspire and leave you laughing out loud. So, pour two shots of Irish whiskey and have a seat at the bar next to Derek, and spend a few hours listening to your new friend. You’ll be glad you did.

Comedian, author and cancer survivor Derek Richards is a favorite at comedy clubs, cruise ships, and corporate events. Born in Detroit, he now resides in Las Vegas.

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The Irish Comedy Tour

Join Derek and his band of hooligans as they take the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combine it with boisterous, belly-laugh performances.

The Irish Comedy Tour

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