Stand-up comedian Derek Edwards is proof positive that you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy. And in this case, we wouldn’t want to. His award-winning rural humour has made him a hot commodity in Canada. Identifying with the ordinary working guy, the gifted comic makes the ordinary extraordinary.
Derek Edwards creates enchanting tales on everyday subjects and delivers them with polished style and impeccable timing. A natural entertainer, he is at home on any stage. Whether it’s a dark comedy club, a huge festival stage, or a corporate event, Edwards’ comedy appeals to a wide array of audiences (basically, anyone with a sense of humour). A professional comedian for the past 15 years, Edwards has amassed an impressive string of credits. He is currently developing a movie script based on a Vegas-inspired melange of absurdity (Magnum Opus) with friend and colleague Mike Wilmot.
“Derek’s the funniest man in Canada. Everyone knows that.”— Rick Mercer
Edwards has won the Vail National Comedy Invitational in Colorado, stolen the show at the Molson Canadian Comedy Festival, knocked ’em dead at Just For Laughs and was featured on the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour across Canada with Rick Mercer.
His numerous TV credits include The New Red Green Show, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, CBC’s Comics! and the Comedy Network’s Laugh-a-Thon and Comedy Now, as well as performing live from Boston to Minneapolis to New York to Los Angeles.