… “bottom line: bet the family jewels that Derek Supple will make the grade” … Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette entertainment editor & Just For Laughs festival critic.
After completing the C.A. Program at McGill, Derek realized accounting isn’t as exciting as it sounds, so inspired by George Carlin and Steve Martin, he turned to comedy. With his natural ability to craft clean, clever material, he raced to the front of the comedy pack, making his Just For Laughs (JFL) Festival debut in his rookie year.
His engaging style, quick wit, and awkward charm made Derek a hit with crowds and critics alike, and earned him more JFL festival shows as well as a successful run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. His career highlights include a host of television and radio appearances (JFL, the Mike Bullard Show, Yuk Yuk’s and CBC comedy specials), a writing gig for Comedy Central and the L.A. Times syndicate, and sharing the stage with Chris Rock, Tim Allen and Sarah Silverman.
To stay closer to home, Derek stopped touring for a while to focus on being a Dad and to work as a corporate trainer, but he’s back with a new energy and a renewed passion for tickling funny bones across the country.
Derek’s success is easily explained. From the moment he takes the stage, audiences feel like they’re relaxing with an old friend who sometimes makes you think, but always makes you laugh. Taking playful and insightful aim at everyday life, he takes you on an amusing romp through family life, romance, and bike-riding alligators. With smart, original material that ranges from clean to risqué, but is never vulgar, Derek combines his twisted observations with his own life to highlight the absurdities of the world around us.
Whether it’s a golf tournament, corporate event or private party, audiences appreciate the effort Derek puts into preparing for their show. Taking great pride in his craft, he does the research, personalizes his routine, and writes new material to make each show unique and, most of all, side-splittingly funny!
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