Derek the Mime

Why book Derek the Mime?

Derek Loughran has performed for over 25 years as a mime, actor, and dancer in Film and TV, as well as trade shows, corporate events, and parties.

His comedy mime performances have delighted folks ranging from small groups at parties to crowds numbering in the thousands. Derek can take center stage and entertain the entire audience or he can amuse individuals and small gatherings as a strolling performer.

TV and Film credits in which Derek has performed as a Mime include:
I Bet You (Mojo Channel HDTV)
Talk Show with Spike Fereston (Fox)
That 70’s Show (Fox)
The Golden Girls (NBC)
In Living Color (Fox)
Doctor Doctor (CBS)
Nurses (NBC)
Dreamer of Oz (NBC) as the Tin Man
and much more...

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The best part of our wedding!

The first time I met my future husband, he stuck out like a sore thumb at the birthday party of a friend. The theme was black and white, and he took it to the extreme--he was dressed in full mime makeup, and didn't talk for three hours. When planning our wedding, we knew we needed a mime there to harass our friends!

Derek entertained our guests before the ceremony, acted as my flower girl in the ceremony (we turned the music off, of course!), and swooned and sillied our guests throughout and after cocktails and dinner. We could not have dreamed up a better entertainer. He was everything we'd hoped for multiplied by at least 10.

When he says mime extraordinare, he means it. He has clearly worked hard to earn that title! Easily the best money we spent. We're already dreaming up all kinds of other parties so we have an excuse to see him again. How great would he be at Thanksgiving?

Thank you so much for making our day so special, you were a huge part of it!

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Reviewer: Ariel L.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Culver City, CA
Event Date: Aug 18, 2013
Hired As: Mime

Why hire Derek the Mime?

Derek did an excellent job at our gigantic non-profit organization event! His professionalism and ability to adapt to an amped up teen audience in a very chaotic setting is greatly appreciated!

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Reviewer: Kory H.
Event: Other in Newport Beach, CA
Event Date: Aug 5, 2013
Hired As: Mime

Derek the Mime is a Class Act!

Derek the Mime was hired for our Annual Employees Appreciation event. He was funny and creative with ongoing energy from start to finish, entertaining about 350 employees without fail. I could see that his main objective was to entertain and please the crowd. Everyone enjoyed watching his act while smiling or laughing. Derek is the perfect Mime!

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Reviewer: Ruby
Organization: City of Newport Beach
Event: Corporate Event in Newport Beach, CA
Event Date: Jun 19, 2013
Hired As: Mime, Comedy Show, Interactive Performer

Great Time at Grad Party

I have never hired entertainment for my parties but given the opportunity I would definitely do it again. Derek was terrific with all age groups and made my sons graduation party something all of his guests will remember for a long time. He was funny, engaging, unique and full of surprises. He kept everyone on their toes. Truly a fun addition to our celebration.

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Reviewer: Deborah P.
Event: Graduation in Camarillo, CA
Event Date: Jun 1, 2013
Hired As: Mime, Interactive Performer

Great school event!

We hired Derek the Mime as part of a school celebration of French-speaking cultures. He mingled among the students, and then performed a very entertaining show that had students beaming. He arrived promptly and was professional throughout his visit. Highly recommend.

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Reviewer: V. Y.
Event: Ethnic Celebration in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: May 3, 2013
Hired As: Mime

When teens love you - you've scored a 100!

When my daughter dreamed of her 16th birthday being a replica of the "Phantom of the Opera" masquerade ball my brain went into overdrive to make this party as authentic as possible. Hiring "Derek the Mime" was one of the best decisions I made for that night. For starters, he was professional, on time, and a non-stress element of the party, from my perspective. But most important was his ability to communicate with all the teens there - make them laugh, get them engaged in activities, keep them laughing and effortlessly wander through the party and entertain the crowd. So many of the guests had so much fun interacting him - and to have "teens" think "silent entertainment" is cool - is a feat to behold and an honor of the highest degree! He added color and just the right medieval masquerade touch to the evening. When he was finished he left as quietly as he came - no fuss, a final farewell and he was off. I have hired many an entertainer though my children's lifes for various birthday parties and 'Derek the Mime" ranks among the very best in talent as well as reliability and repsonsibility. I give him a solid 10 and recommend him for any event!

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Reviewer: Cindy G.
Event: Birthday Party in Hollywood, CA
Event Date: Sep 15, 2012
Hired As: Mime

Derek is EXCELLENT!!!!

I have a friend who is wealthy....and I really did not know what to give him for a 65th birthday present.

So the idea of a mime hit me one night as I was trying to go to sleep....

I went online and found Gigsalad...and Derek.

Friends were invited over for drinks to his Beverly Hills House - 7 of us - for an hour before going to Boa (restaurant on Sunset) for dinner..

All I can say was Derek totally blew my friends mind...as he was SUCH a surprise...and SOOO GOOD...SOO Talented.....

My friend WILL NEVER forget this experience.....as there is NO money or gift that could have given SOO MUCH!!!

Derek has a VERY UNIQUE Talent...that one seldom encounters.

I cannot recommend him more highly!!

Rob Matteson

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Reviewer: Rob M.
Event: Birthday Party in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Sep 7, 2012
Hired As: Mime

Derek captured the true essence of Paris at our Prelude

City of Mission Viejo hosted a "Prelude in the Park" with a creative Parisian theme. Derek engaged with the community, danced with patrons, and demonstrated his talent. We will definitely have him back for future events. He was reliable, communicated well and lived up to his reputation of excellence.

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Reviewer: Dru M.
Organization: City of Mission Viejo, Arts
Event: Festival in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Event Date: Jul 28, 2012
Hired As: Mime

Re Inventing the Mime Genre

Derek's work re invents the traditional idea of the mime genre. He is one of those very rare performers that can make something happen from nothing, and make it fit the moment perfectly to great hilarity. He reads his audience brilliantly, and has the ability to change his performance depending on the nature of the audience, venue or occasion. Dereks' work is as comfortable in roving/walk about situations as it is in a focused staged performance. Most importantly, he has the right amount of modern "edge", to suit all audiences, young or old. His work is a must have for any event.

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Reviewer: Christopher Y.
Event: Private Party in Long Beach, CA
Event Date: Mar 10, 2012

The Best Mime Out There!

Derek the Mime was so entertaining! My daughter was turning one and she had a French Themed Birthday Party. We had appetizers, a chocolate fountain, French music, Crepes Bonaparte was catering the event, and we even had a caricature artist for the kids and their parents. We wanted to hire a Mime to complete the event and add the final touch. Derek really delivered! He entertained the kids and adults for hours. He was a complete surprise to everyone because we didn't tell anyone that he would be there. He even capped off the event with a funny show that made the adults and children laugh. What more can I say? If you want to be entertained for any event, Derek's your guy! I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewer: Jay R.
Event: Birthday Party in Chino, CA
Event Date: Feb 26, 2011
Hired As: Mime

Outstanding Entertainer

We hired Derek to entertain at a holiday party and he was great! The nice thing about Derek is that you can let him loose and do his thing, no worries. He mingled with the crowd; did a show for the kids; and then performed for the adults. He had everyone laughing! Highly recommend!

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Reviewer: Robert L.
Organization: PJC
Event: Holiday Party in Santa Monica, CA
Event Date: Dec 25, 2011
Hired As: Mime

Amazing Mime!

Derek was such an amazing performer. He was the hit of my daughters party. We had all the guests laughing and engaged with his performance. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to have a talented mime.

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Reviewer: Rashae T.
Event: Birthday Party in San Diego, CA
Event Date: Oct 29, 2010
Hired As: Mime

Wonderful Entertainment!!!

I booked Derek for my sister-in-laws 30th birthday party. It was a surprise for her and she absolutely loved it. We had more than 25 people and every single one of them approached me and told me how much they loved the mime act. Derek the Mime was professional, prompt and most of all hilarious throughout the entire process.

I have to admit, getting Derek to entertain our guests for the party was a genious idea on my part.

Thanks Derek,

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Reviewer: Gago A.
Event: Birthday Party in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Oct 15, 2011
Hired As: Mime

Awesome, hilarious...a true professional

I am an event planner who hired Derek for a 300 guest "Le Cirque" themed event. My client & I could not have been more thrilled by his amazing, clever performance...Derek really knows how to work a crowd & looks great too!

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Reviewer: Diana B.
Organization: D.B. Designs
Event: Corporate Event in Huntington Beach, CA
Event Date: Jun 24, 2011
Hired As: Mime

Review by jane s.

Derek the Mime is a wonderful,spontaneous and extremely funny entertainer. I hired him to surprise my sister for her birthday dinner which was held in a small French restaurant. There were times when not only our table, but the entire restaurant was howling with delight. The restaurant owner and staff thoroughly enjoyed the evening as well. Derek has my strongest recommendation. Don't even think twice. Hire him if you get the chance.

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Reviewer: jane s.
Event: Birthday Party in South Pasadena, CA
Event Date: Jun 4, 2011
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Booking Info

  • Fee: $200.00 and up. Contact for pricing.
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: SAG

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