WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA
Fee from: $1500
CREDITS: The Weather Channel, Bob & Tom Radio Show, XM Radio, Newsweek
BIOGRAPHY & DESCRIPTION
Picture the serious side of life as a plate glass window. Now, imagine a cement truck barreling toward it at 100 mph. The maniac behind the wheel?
“The only thing surprising about Derek is that he’s not bigger.” Florida New Times Magazine
As a comedian, Richards leaves fellow cynics screaming for more. And as a cancer survivor, he proves that a full-throttle sense of humor can make even the most dire days a laughing matter.
Whether to a packed house of hundreds or a handful in a hospital ward, Richards brings the funny with tales about his Detroit, blue-collar upbringing, his mom’s dog, the holidays and dating an exotic dancer.
His specialty with corporate groups is providing customized comedy for the function.
A comprehensive questionnaire long before the performance to get a feel for the group and gather as much information as possible. He then weaves that information into his stand-up comedy show. It’s always hilarious and really adds a personal touch to the event.
He can also do the, ‘corporate imposter’, add music, or customized sketch comedy bits to the show with another performer, or build in a PowerPoint presentation that is sure to have the group in stitches.
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 seven countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can hear Richards on the air via the XM Satellite Radio Network and on the nationally syndicated, Bob and Tom Show along with Bob and Sheri. In 2006, be sure to catch him on The Weather Channel.
His two live CDs, Sensitivity Training and Who’s Your Daddy?, are sold at his shows and on-line. Hit the site to hear a sample of why this lunatic leaves every audience howling. And hoping he’ll be back.