Genre:Black / Comic Hypnotist
BioDerrick Jackson is not your typical black comic…or your typical gay comic...or your typical postal worker comic. His comedy is deeply personal, brutally funny, and completely authentic. Offbeat stories from his life contain unexpected undercurrents of social commentary, and no story ever goes where you think it will. His perfect combination of wry wit and likeability has won over audiences from coast to coast. Growing up on the mean streets of Inglewood, CA, Derrick didn’t set out to be a comedian. He fell into it. After studying with veteran actress Barbara Tarbuck, Derrick began acting on the stage, and discovered a surprising gift for comedy. This inspired him to take Greg Dean’s comedy class, where he honed his comedic voice. Derrick has gone on to win The Ultimate Laugh Down, Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest and The Superbowl of Comedy. Derrick has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Ontario Improv, the Ice House Main Room, the Comedy Store Main Room, the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Cellar in New York City, the University of Southern California, the Ha Ha Café, Martini Blues, private parties and benefits for the American Cancer Society, Pasadena Youth Center and Aids Life Cycle. Derrick is a regular performer for StandUp Productions. Derrick Jackson counts among his influences Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Gene Wilder, Woody Allen and Chris Rock. He continues to develop his inimitable style of comedic storytelling. If you get a chance to catch Derrick Jackson, don’t miss it!
- Mar 31, 2006 11:43 PM R.I.P. Lucy Jordan
About me:Just your average black, gay stand-up comic postal worker. Comedy is Queer Show- Derrick Jackson
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Who I'd like to meet:I'd like to meet other comics, friends, industry connections, AGENTS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, and people who just like to complain.
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Inglewood, CA
- Orientation: Gay
- Body type: 6' 2" / Average
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Religion: Christian - other
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Children: I don't want kids
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Some college
- Occupation: Stand-Up Comic/Letter Carrer
GeneralCarrying mail (not really an interest but I have to eat), laughing, making people laugh, complaining, being insecure, spirituality, spending quality time with my boyfriend, getting the hell away from my boyfriend, crying, praying, being human.
MusicPop. Lots and lots of pop. Anything mellow: Nick Drake, The Shins, Joni Mitchell, Carpenters. Showtunes: RENT!!!!! Gansta Rap (Dre, Snoop). Movie sountracks with lots of moody alt-rock tunes (Garden State, Wicker Park), Contemporary Christion Music from the 70's and 80's (Debby Boone, THe 2nd Chapter of Acts, Kieth Green), Old School R&B, 80's New Age (Anything on Windam Hill), and female singers (Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne, Alanis, Christine Collister, Sarah McLachlan, Dusty Springfield) and meloncholy Christmas compilations.
MoviesMusicals (RENT, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Sound Of Music, Damn Yankees!, GODSPELL, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, The Producers). Horror (Psycho, Dead Alive, Anguish, Theater Of Blood, The Others, House of Wax-Remake, High Tension, Carrie, Halloween, Black Christmas, The Mist, HIgh Tension), Annimation (any and all Disney and Pixar, The Iron Giant, Charlott's Web, Bebe's Kids, American Pop, Mad Monster Party, Triplets of Bellville, Spirited Away). Downbeat dramas from the 70's, John Waters, anything with Peter Sarsgaard, especially if he's naked as in "Kinsey". 70's disaster. Camp (Valley of the dolls, Showgirls) or just aweful (Moving Violations). Anything with Angela Bassit, even Vampire In Brooklyn. Any feature film about stand-up comedy (Punchline, Down To Earth, Talkin' Dirty After Dark, Lenny, Jo Jo Dancer) and favorite movie of all time: HIGH FIDELITY.
HeroesGreg Dean and all of my comedian friends who, like me, will never give up.