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Derek's Tour Schedule

Nov 22 2019 to Nov 23 2019
Carson City, NV
Nov 27 2019 to Dec 01 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 06 2019
Corporate Show
Twin Falls, ID
Dec 14 2019
Corporate Show
Jackpot, NV
Dec 09 2019 to Dec 15 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 18 2019
Sun City Summerlin Comedy Night
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 18 2019 to Dec 22 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Dec 31 2019
Las Vegas, NV
Jan 09 2020 to Jan 11 2020
Royal Oak, MI
Jan 16 2020
Willew Lounge
Bay City, MI
Jan 17 2020
Lexington Theatre
Lexington, MI
Jan 18 2020
Brew Ha Ha
Saginaw, MI
Jan 24 2020
Brimley, MI
Feb 09 2020 to Feb 23 2020
Mar 06 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Majestic Theatre
Gettysburg, PA
Mar 07 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Levoy Theatre
Millville, NJ
Mar 13 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Memorial Hall
Plymouth, MA
Mar 14 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - GE Theatre
Schenectady, NY
Mar 15 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Paladium Theatre
St. Petersburg, FL
Mar 16 2020 to Mar 17 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Visani Dinner Theatre
Port Charlotte, FL
Mar 20 2020
Irish Comedy Tour - Everett Theatre
Everett, WA
Mar 27 2020
Corporate Show
Mesquite, NV
Apr 09 2020 to Apr 11 2020
Fort Myers, FL
Apr 18 2020
Lapeer, MI
Apr 21 2020
Corporate Show
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sep 03 2020 to Sep 18 2020
North Atlantic

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




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

Sensitivity Training

Derek Richards' second cd, released in 2000. Recorded in Dearborn, MI at Joey's Comedy Club and at Jr.'s Last Laugh in Erie, PA

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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