Derek Edwards with his award-winning rural humour has made him the hottest comedy commodity in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. Selling out concert halls across Canada, Derek can also be found many evenings entertaining at corporate events from conventions to conferences or banquets.
A regular at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was recently hailed as a “virtuoso at the peak of his performance,” Derek delivers his comedy with polished style and impeccable timing. He is the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Vail International Comedy Competition, is a two time Gemini nominee and has been nominated numerous times as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Derek’s numerous TV credits include The New Red Green Show, A & E’s Comedy on the Road, Just For Laughs, and CBC’s Comics.
During years working as a professional comedian he has amassed an impressive string of credits. He stole the show at the Molson Canadian Toronto Comedy Festival and “knocked ’em dead” at the International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He did the same a few years later at that event. 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 Just for Laughs Comedy Show. He filmed his own one-hour special for The Comedy Network’s COMEDY NOW series entitled ‘Blood, Sweat & Beers.’ Derek 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. He is a favourite 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.