Derek is a comic, writer, booker, promoter, and original. His style can best be described by his demographic, divorced overweight men who are bitter and like it. Derek balances comedy with the duties of a single dad.
A bar gig regular, he was featured in the February 2013 edition of Thunder Roads magazine. He has appeared on Fox's One Mic Stand and been a cast member of Flabby at the Abbey in Chicago, making him a favorite of late night cable access viewers. In addition to comedy podcast appearances, he has also written and performed voice work for radio.
Derek has shared the stage with funny people like John McClellan, Ted Denson, Pat Kilbane, Jeff Blanchard, Jimmy McHugh, Chris Speyrer, Steve Iott, Jamey Stone, James Johann, Dan Chopin and others.
He is a popular comedy showcase performer and host in his own Big Dangerous comedy shows in Springfield, IL and Chicago, Laugh Out Loud Productions in and around St. Louis, MO, and the Cranky Ricky and Friends event. Derek was the first comic to appear in a Comedy on Wheels party bus rolling show.
Derek is certified "Completely Without Mercy" as a roaster with Bestcomedyroasts.com in Chicago, IL.
"...don't blame us if you wind up with coffee lining your nasal passages."
Derek is making his Chicago Laugh Factory debut on September 29th.
He is proudly represented by Hysterical Management.
Sarah Bursich will be hosting the event.
The show will also feature:
Crown Jewel Lounge (View)
2400 W Main St
Carbondale, IL 62901