Standup Comedy, Comic
"The only thing surprising about Derek is that he's not bigger." -- Florida New Times
Derek's act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his blue-collar upbringing, his mom's dog, the holidays and dating an exotic dancer.
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, or roast a fellow employee, 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 an event that people will be talking about for years to come.
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, Kuwait and Africa.
You can hear him on the air via the SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio Network and on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show along with Bob and Sheri. He was also featured on Comedy Central and 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 two live CDs, Sensitivity Training and Who's Your Daddy?, are sold at shows and on line. Watch the video clips to see a sample of why this lunatic leaves every audience howling. And hoping he'll be back.