Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards
Topics: Stand Up Comedians
Traveling From: Toronto 
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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. His award-winning rural humor has made him the hottest comedy commodity in Canada. Based in Toronto, Derek Edwards takes his Stand Up Comedian all across Canada.

Derek Edwards Comedian Experience

Derek Edwards has been a professional comedian for the past fifteen years. In that time he 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.

Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665


“Derek’s the funniest man in Canada. Everyone knows that.”
Rick Mercer

“Derek Edwards is considered to be one of the finest comedy talents in North America. “Derek Edwards doesn’t go for one-liners with quick, witty punch lines. Instead, he creates humor as if, to use a bad food metaphor, he’s making a pizza, using a situation from life to create the dough topped with layers of tantalizing ingredients. A simple topic like camping turns into a full course meal when observations about hangovers and buying tents are added. Edwards is the kind of guy who could read the nutritional content off a cereal box and have you in tears.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Derek is awesome and it is clear his career is going places. His dry sense of humor, exceptional wit and abilities to keep the crowd splitting their sides made for one heck of an evening. I introduced him as the next “Jim Carrey” that was an understatement, he’s better!”
Ontario Marina Association

“Derek was everything you promised and he used excellent material that the audience could relate to, kept everyone in stitches and left the audience wanting more!””

Past Clients

Hub Financial
Equestrian Federation of Ontario
United Van Lines
Markham Board of Trade
Municipal Electrical Association
Tim Hortons
Investors Group