Stand up comedy at its best, funny stories,and views coming from a funny dude who is also a full time police officer. Have performed at Goodnights comedy club in Raleigh NC, Laugh Out Loud Comedy club in Clayton NC, and Dirty South Improv Comedy Theather in Chapel Hill NC. Nutt Street Comedy Club in Willmington NC, Back Bar Comedy Club in Chapel Hill NC, The Las Vegas Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Very funny guy who kept the crowd laughing and entertained as host comedian. He kept the show moving and had high energy in the room the entire night. I never laugh so hard from his act as well as the other comedians on the show. I am a new fan of Jay Derrell. I will be coming back to another show of his!
Derrel White, you make people really happy and safe, your personality makes people want to see you more and more! Being Comedian, Actor, And Being a Cop is to much to offer yourself to people.. i vow to you Derrel White... keep the good work and Keep looking up high in Jesus Christ pray to give you more strengths to contineu the good Job and what ever God want you to do, im asking to be safe for yourself! keep having faite Derrel White, we all love you for your hard work!
Jay Derrell is one of the funniest comedians I have seen in a while. I enjoyed his show. He really interacted with the audience and kept everyone laughing. My girlfriend and I had an awesome ladies night out at Jay Derrell's comedy show. Jay was so nice he met,greeted, and took pictures with many of the audience after the show. I look forward to seeing this super funny comidean on stage again!
I booked him for a family reunion that is taking place August 31, 2013 but he would not answer my calls ot text. When I used my brother's phone to call and asked him about the event he did not remember me. He stated the date was available and seemed not to realize who he was taking with. I am 18 days away from the event and i do not have a comedian. Before I booked him my wife and I went to High Point, NC fro Atlanta, Ga to see him and he talked a good game. I would not refer him to anyone due to his lack of professionalism. Please understand that I do not have an axe to grind with this man because all communication until today has been good. ***BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!
Response from Jay Derrell:
First of all, when you are looking to book a comedian so far out. get your plans together and set price and then get it on the books. we didn't have an agreement and there was no deposit put down for that date. this guy didn't know if he wanted a comedian or a host for his family reunion. so I didn't lock that date in my book because he didn't book that date. plain and simple. this is one guys word against the many folks I have worked and did comedy shows for. maybe next time he will get his plans together and do what you have to do to get your event date booked.
I caught Jay's show at The Callback Comedy Club, located at the Pomegranate restaurant in Troutville, Va. It wasn't a huge crowd, but Jay worked it like it was a concert hall. Extremely professional and engaging, he interacted with the crowd from the very first line. His material was fresh and funny, and he was quick on his feet with getting the crowd involved. He'd hit you with a quick one-liner and then bring you into his real life stories, that were almost too funny to be true! With a great personality and charisma, Jay is worth seeing again... SOON! His K-9 unit story had me laughing until I about cried... You won't be disappointed with Jay!
Hired Jay to preform at my wifes surprise birthday party. He was not only funny as hell, but professional! I was rolling on the floor laughing my butt off. "I found your washcloth!!" He is well worth the price for a great comedian he really needs to changes his rates! Not only do you get a comedian you get more than your money is worth he preformed over 45 minutues! Non-stop! I would recomend him to anyone needing a top notch preformer!
The performance was a blast! J Derrell was very entertaining and interactive with the audience. He helped to create a very personal memorable occasion for my husband's 50th birthday.....
If you want to get your money's worth, check out Jay Derrell!! This dude is hilarious, had us cracking up from beginning to end. Will definitely be checking him out again.
I've been a fan of Jay Derrell for a short while but he keeps me laughing so i'll stick around as a friend. He was the MC for our fashion show and he was great. My mother fell in love with him.
Mr Derrell is the next upcoming comedian to be put on the map he have you laughing when when step in the room cause you he got something funny to say he is a hard working citizen and he deserves to make his dream come true Jay you going all the way baby
Funny, talented, crazy...AWESOME!!! Jay Derrell is a natural born cut up. He had the people laughing, I mean belly rolls and tears from the time he hit the stage til the time he exit. I've enjoyed his comedic style in different settings of both clean and raw and was amazed by his ability to be able to bring it no matter the venue. When you get a chance to hear him do so, you won't be disappointed!
I have always been entertained by Jay Derrell for so long cause he is always funny and have u cracking your side with his jokes and great storytelling,i really enjoy how he hosted the party kept us all laughing and entertained thru the whole party great job and hope to see more in the future!
I've had the pleasure of seeing J Derrell 's comedy show on two different occasion. I enjoyed both of them. J Derrell is truly funny. I like the way he inter acts with the crowd. I wanted to get him to host my daughter's sweet 16 birthday party.
Jay Derrell was born to make people laugh. Before he decided to pursue comedy as a career, his talent in general conversation was to make you forget your troubles and smile. His creative view of life along with his ability to make you even laugh at yourself will guarantee him much success.
I had the pleasure of watching Jay Derrell perform. His stage presence is great and he knows how to captivate an audience. This was my first live comedy show and I left being uplifted. I could tell that being on that standup stage was right where he belonged. I look forward seeing more of Jay Derrell’s performances in the future.
I've seen Jay perform in front of several different crowds at all kinds of establishments. He's excellent. Great stage presence, very down to earth. Something in his set for everyone.
Price Range: $500-$3000
Gig Length: 15 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Funny stories and jokes about Jay Derrell's life as a former Police officer, Bondsman and Black man from the South.
Jay Derrell stepped on stage 11 years ago after being told over the years that he was a real funny dude who could make anyone laugh. balancing being a stand up comedian and actor derrell is also a full time sworn police officer. derrell tells funny stories and his take on things he dealt with as a police officer. very funny and cleaver you can get enough of this funny over the top cop comic..Jay Derrell has opened for R &B Singer Eric Benet, Funk Master George Clinton & Parliment Funkadelic. Opened for National Headlining Comedians Dave Martin, Darryl 'DMillitant" Littleton. Donnell Rawlings, Reginald Ballard(Bruh Man From Hit tv show Martin), Comedienne Sommore and Lunell. Has opened for the The King of Comedy DL Hughely himself.Comedian Jay Derrell honed his comedic talents while growing up in Clayton, North Carolina. As a child he often entertained his family and friends with his quick wit and storytelling ability.
Jay Derrell is an honorably discharged 10 year veteran of the US Army. During his tour of duty, he enjoyed traveling around the country and performing his routine to fellow soldiers. Currently Jay Derrell works as a police officer in Raleigh NC. With encouragement from Co-workers, family and friends, Jay Derrell began performing at open mic showcases in the Raleigh Durham area in 2006.
A conversation with Comedian Don “DC” Curry encouraged Jay Derrell to seriously pursue a career as a standup comedian and actor. Jay Derrell has become a comedic fixture along the Raleigh Durham comedy circuit. He often performs at Laugh out Loud Comedy Club/Comedy Zone in Clayton North Carolina, Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh North Carolina and Dirty South Improv Comedy Club in Chapel Hill North Carolina and Nutt Street Comedy Club Wilmington North Carolina. The Comedy Zone in Charlotte NC, Time Out Bar N Grill Durham NC, Cozzy's Comedy Club Newport News VA. Jay Derrell also performed at The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas NV. Additionally, he frequently performs at family reunions, social events and specialty shows.
Additional Booking Notes
all I need is a microphone, a bar stool/chair, a bottle of Fiji water and a crowd ready to laugh.
Past Booked Events
|February 03, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||comedy hair show|
|July 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Comedy Show|
|July 02, 2017 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||comedy show|
|July 01, 2017 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm||Comedy show|
Influences & Inspiration
influenced by the great Redd Foxx,Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Bernie Mac, DL Hughley
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