With dark, insightful comedy that achieves its effect by forcing the audience into self-examination, Derek Sweet eases the shock to their ego by coupling his mockery with outrageous confessions and self-deprecating humour. In the end everyone ends up pointing a finger at the human race and laughing together.
Derek has been interested in comedy since a very young age, performing in comedy sketches, writing comedy songs, and drawing strip comics like the very popular "City of Zeroes", which was enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers. He was also co-host of the popular video gaming podcast, "Stuck in the Middle of Somewhere"
Derek has toured all over Canada from BC to Nova Scotia, can be heard on XM radio, and was chosen to participate in the Homegrown competition at the "Just For Laughs" Festival in Montreal in 2013! Derek prides himself on providing every audience with the show that’s right for them. He has opened for many impressive acts, including the legendary Doug Stanhope, Dave Coulier of "Full House" fame, and a myriad of Canada's best talent, proving that he can bring the funny whether it's dirty or clean!×
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A selection of clips from Derek Sweet's shows at the Yuk Yuk's club in Calgary - October, 2011
January 31, 2015
Yuk Yuks On Tour
Swift Current, SK
February 7, 2015