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Derek's Tour Schedule

Sep 20 2023 to Sep 24 2023
Cherokee, NC
Sep 30 2023
Carson City, NV
Oct 03 2023
Dallas, TX
Oct 05 2023
Owosso, MI
Oct 06 2023
Lexington, MI
Oct 07 2023
Bay City, MI
Oct 12 2023 to Oct 14 2023
Waterford, MI
Oct 18 2023
Midland, MI
Oct 22 2023 to Oct 29 2023
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Oct 30 2023 to Nov 01 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 07 2023 to Nov 09 2023
Dallas, TX
Nov 12 2023 to Nov 19 2023
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Nov 22 2023 to Nov 25 2023
Port Charlotte, FL
Nov 27 2023 to Dec 03 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 12 2023
Private Event
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 18 2023 to Dec 23 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 28 2023 to Dec 31 2023
Myrtle Beach, SC
Jan 11 2024
Birch Run, MI
Jan 12 2024
Brimley, MI
Jan 13 2024
Montrose Pub
Montrose, MI
Jan 19 2024 to Jan 20 2024
Richmond, VA
Feb 15 2024
Northville, MI
Feb 16 2024
Gravel Capital
Oxford, MI
Feb 17 2024
Rochester, MI
Feb 23 2024 to Feb 24 2024
Porky's Comedy Club
St. Cloud, FL
Feb 29 2024
Goodwill Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Johnson City, NY
Mar 01 2024
Paramount Hudson Valley - Irish Comedy Tour
Peekskill, NY
Mar 02 2024
Newton Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Newton, NJ
Mar 03 2024
Landmark - Irish Comedy Tour
Port Washington, NY
Mar 07 2024
The Palace - Irish Comedy Tour
Stamford, CT
Mar 08 2024
Steelstacks - Irish Comedy Tour
Bethlehem, PA
Mar 09 2024
GE Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Schenectady, NY
Mar 10 2024
Nashua Center for the Arts - Irish Comedy Tour
Nashua, NH
Mar 14 2024
Levoy Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Millville, NJ
Mar 15 2024
Maryland Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Hagerstown, MD
Mar 16 2024
Grand Opera House - Irish Comedy Tour
Wilmington, DE
Mar 17 2024
Westcott Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Syracuse, NY
Mar 21 2024
Thalian Hall - Irish Comedy Tour
Wilmington, NC
Mar 23 2024
Sharon Morse Perf Arts Center - Irish Comedy Tour
The Villages, FL
Mar 25 2024 to Mar 26 2024
Visani Dinner Theatre - Irish Comedy Tour
Port Charlotte, FL
Apr 05 2024
Frauenthal Center w/Dave Landau
Muskegon, MI
Apr 06 2024
Village Theatre w/Dave Landau
Canton, MI
Apr 13 2024
Twin Falls, ID
Apr 15 2024
Sun City Anthem
Henderson, NV
Apr 17 2024
Sun City Summerlin
Las Vegas, NV
Apr 18 2024 to Apr 20 2024
Fort Myers, FL
Apr 25 2024 to Apr 27 2024
Palm Harbor, FL
May 11 2024
Billings, MT
May 31 2024 to Jun 01 2024
Traverse City, MI

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 one hour special with The Irish Comedy Tour can be seen on demand via Amazon Prime, DISH, DirecTV, iTunes, VUDU, Vimeo, Google Play, Microsoft XBOX and YouTube.

You can also catch him via the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network, his own DryBar Comedy special, Pandora, The Weather Channel’s Top 10, & The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio Network.

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.

His fourth comedy album, Double Down, is 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.

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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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