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.
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 XM 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.
His two live CDs, Sensitivity Training and Who’s Your Daddy?, are sold at shows and online. Hit the site to hear a sample of why this lunatic leaves every audience howling. And hoping he’ll be back.
The CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association) organization, a not for profit organization devoted to senior level event marketing professionals, proudly selected Derek Richards as the Emcee for their annual conference, CEMA Summit 2013. Derek did an extraordinary job of Emceeing the event, by understanding and catering to the audience. He was professional, fluid with on-the-spot changes, engaged the attendees, and created an exciting environment.
CEMA also hired Derek as the closing night talent. Derek’s experience has a comedian wowed the audience. He researched our association and studied our attendees throughout the conference, and made his presentation both personal and hysterical. The laughter was non-stop.
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-Kimberley Gishler CEMA Executive Director – Olga Rosenbrook CEMA Director Member Services