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. Jay is a former 16 year Veteran Law Enforcement Officer. Currently Jay works as a Full time Stand Up Comedian out of 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 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, 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.Jay Derrell performances include: Laugh for a Cure Comedy Showcase ( Cancer Benefit Show) Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness (Stage Play) Opened for National R& B Hit Singer Eric Benet You So Crazy Comedy Show (Featured for P Diddy’s Bad Boy of Comedy Dave Martin) Get Yo Laugh On Comedy Jam (Featured for Comic View’s & Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Standup Comedian Darryl D’Militant Littleton Laugh for Hope Comedy Show (Headliner)Laugh Out Loud Comedy Showcase (Headliner) The World Series of Comedy Festival, Las Vegas NV Opened for Legendary Funk Master George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Opened for Legendary WWE Wrestler turned Comedian Mick Foley Opened for National Headliner Comedian Spanky BrownOpened for King of Comedy DL Hughely Opened for Legendary Dick Gregory Opened for Queen of Comedy Sommore Opened for Arnez J Opened for Donnell Rawlings Opened for Reginald Ballard (Bruh Man from hit show Martin) Have hosted and opened for other National Known Comedians
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