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 blue-collar upbringing, his divorce, the holidays and his child-free existence.
A veteran of several USO tours, Richards was chosen as one of the first performers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after the base began guarding jailed Al-Qaeda terrorists. The comedy tour earned Richards national coverage in Newsweek. He also has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan, and more than 15 countries.
You can hear him on the air via the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network and on the nationally syndicated, Bob and Tom Show along with Bob and Sheri. He was also featured on The Weather Channel's Top 10.
On the concert stage, he has been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops.
His third comedy album, 60 MPH School Zone, garnered Honorable Mention accolades in the International Songwriting Competition in the spoken word comedy category. Get your copy at shows, iTunes and at derekrichards.com. Hit the site to hear a sample of why this lunatic leaves every audience howling, and hoping he’ll be back.
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.
ARC of Palm Beach County
Alzheimer's Association of South Florida
Armed Forces Entertainment
Boca West Country Club
Builders Exchange Of Northwest Michigan
California State Firefighters Association
Cattail Creek Country Club
Comics on Duty
Corporate Event Marketing Association
D.R. Horton Homebuilders
Dan Marino Foundation
Disabled American Veterans (Trench Rats)
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
Klinger Lake Country Club
Larry Flynt Publications
Law Enforcement Intelligence Network of Iowa
Main Street Technologies
Michigan State Police
Midwest Hardware Association
New Orleans Convention Authority
Optical Precision Laboratories
Paint Creek Country Club
Palm Beach County Dental Association
Society of Independent Show Organizers
Tenet Health Care Systems
The Atlantic Arts Academy
Westfield Insurance Group
Weston Athletic Club
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.