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Derek's Tour Schedule

Oct 06 2022 to Oct 08 2022
Waterford, MI
Oct 10 2022 to Oct 16 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 18 2022 to Oct 22 2022
Myrtle Beach, SC
Oct 28 2022 to Nov 11 2022
Cruise Ship
Nov 14 2022 to Nov 15 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 16 2022
Sun City Summerlin
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 20 2022 to Nov 27 2022
Cruise Ship
Eastern Caribbean
Dec 04 2022 to Dec 18 2022
Cruise Ship
Western Caribbean
Jan 26 2023
Del Webb Community
Land 'O Lakes, FL
Jan 27 2023 to Jan 28 2023
Winter Haven, FL
Feb 10 2023
Brimley, MI
Feb 11 2023
Muskegon, MI
Apr 07 2023
Traverse City, MI
Apr 08 2023
Canton, MI
Jun 01 2023 to Jun 03 2023
Grand Rapids, MI

About Derek

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.

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

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.

He's also the author of Whiskey, Cancer & Bad Decisions, now available on Amazon.

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



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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