Experience of Derek Edwards
Derek has amassed an impressive string of credits. In 1995 he was the winner of the Vail National Comedy Invitational in Vail, Colorado. In 1996 he stole the show at the Molson Canadian Toronto Comedy Festival and in 1997 he “knocked ’em dead” at the International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He did the same at Just for Laughs ’99. His numerous television appearances include A & E’s Comedy On The Road, his own CBC-TV comedy special “COMICS!? The Comedy Network’s Launch-A-Thon, Open Mike with Mike Bullard on The Comedy Network and CTV and a Gala performance on the 1997 Just for Laughs Comedy Show. Additionally, he recently filmed his own one-hour special for The Comedy Network’s COMEDY NOW series entitled ‘Blood, Sweat & Beers.’ Derek Edward has also been featured on a variety of national radio programs including CBC’S Laughing Matters, Madly Off In All directions And definitely Not The Opera.
Derek was recently featured on the first national ‘Craven A/Just for Laughs’ Canadian Comedy Tour. As well as performing live to audiences from Boston to Minneapolis to New York to Los Angeles, Derek is currently developing a movie script based on a Vegas-inspired melange of absurdity (Magnum Opus), with his friend and colleague Mike Wilmot. Derek was nominated as Standup Comedian Of The Year at the 2001 Canadian Comedy Awards. He was the 2005 winner of the stand-up comedian of the year at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Edwards recently completed a 60 city tour of his show My Blunderful Life
Derek Edwards Comedy Style
Derek Edwards makes the ordinary extraordinary. Canadian everyman Derek Edwards has taken everyday subjects and spun yarns that have left audiences in stitches for over a decade in his acclaimed career. Based on his Timmins, Ontario rural roots, his backwoods humour is delivered with a polished style and impeccable timing. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. He creates enchanting tales based on everyday subjects and delivers them with polished style and impeccable timing.
Why Hire Derek Edwards?
A natural entertainer, Derek is at home on any stage. Whether it’s a dark comedy club, a huge festival stage, or a corporate event, Edwards’ comedy style appeals to a wide array of audiences. Derek is a favorite on college and university campuses across Canada and the United States, a headliner at all of the major comedy clubs from Vancouver to Vegas and a much sought after corporate entertainer. Based in Toronto, Derek Edwards can travel anywhere in Canada, and even the US.
Works Well in this Type of Event
Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, and Award Shows.
How to book Derek Edwards
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