I am an International stand-up comedian, who also is a writer, actor, producer, and recording artist. Which means I am a very busy man. I get to travel all over the world performing my very truth base style sense of humor. With three decades of tours, road work, productions, with time in front of and behind the camera. I have a lifetime of incredible experiences to share with you. Also a few that I will never tell anyone, ever. Why? You don’t need to know! This website is designed for my comedy fans to stop by get the latest news & information on my endeavors. From my Television appearances, satellite radio spots, and special performances around the globe. The site will feature candid photos & video clips of shows and friends and fans from my career.
Also you will be able to keep track of where I am in the world and read some of my funny takes on the planet we inhabit. This is the place that you should bookmark for fun and big laughs. So come on in and begin your journey into the mind of one creative and unique comedic performer. Welcome to my World!
Age 8 Age 18
The family left Hawaii shortly after the arrival of my little sister. With my older brother & me, my parents had there hands full. Moving to San Diego, CA where the family settled down for good. I always thought our family was very fortunate that my father was always stationed in the coolest waterfront spots in the country. San Diego California is absolutely responsible for the foundation of my comedy. I can’t say I was a bad student, just not the one you wanted to cheat off of. My teachers always looked my way in the classroom if someone was being disruptive. I would hear my name called out several times per period. “Derrick!” What? It’s not me this time.” A visit to the principal office was a frequent occurrence.
Using humor at the wrong time had become my calling card. The years of disrupting other students from their education with my smart mouth, was the beginning of my comedy career. During that time I had no idea that comedy would be the love of my life. All that money wasted on flowers & candy.
During my teenage years I spent most of the time being a mobile DJ. Spending countless hours in my homemade studio aka my bedroom, spinning records, practicing a tacky morning DJ voice. Like most of the fellas in the neighborhood, music was everything. It brought out my creativity by teaching me to understand how to move a crowd emotionally. “Keeping a dance floor packed was my earliest experience in reading a room.”
The next week I signed up for amateur night at the Comedy store in La Jolla, CA. I was always able to make my friends and co-workers laugh. What I was curious about was could I make total strangers laugh. When I found out I could, the fire was lit and has not burned out since. After only a year 1/2 after those 2 first performances, I left the carpet world behind me for good. However if you need some advice on what is a good accent color to use with Birch wood? I packed up my car and hit the road and began my comedy career and have been “ Livin the Dream “ ever since.
When it comes to Comedy, I am the kind of performer who always wanted to entertain people from all different backgrounds. I have written my material in an open ended format. What that means is that, each routine is designed to fit the venue I am performing in. I have spent quite a few years on the road honing my skills. I never wanted to be a comic who could only work a few places. Instead I embraced the challenge of doing the gigs that no one else could pull off with the consistency of success I had achieved. My versatility is one of my best assets.
I have a Comedy club version, a Cruise ship version, a Corporate version, and a Concert version of my show. What ever your event requires is my expertise. From family friendly shows like State fairs & Special event Middle school performances. To Corporate clean events like Microsoft and EA Sports. Even spending over 8 years touring with the Legendary Johnny Mathis, and other musical legends. For over three decades I have entertained people all over the globe. Making them laugh from Saudi Arabia to the jungles of Panama. Let me show you what everyone else has already learned about the comedy coming from this International comedian.
“Funny + Funny= Big Laughs!”