Austin, TX-based Derek Phelps is a singular comedian - more interested in the little hair at the end of his nose and how he can dislodge the piece of floss stuck in his teeth rather than politics or pop-culture. Derek has a unique sense of pacing and delivery, and his material has a penchant for finding comfort in the uncomfortable-ness.
Derek has performed as part of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest and the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, and he co-produces a monthly live game show called Laugh, Dammit!
Derek is also a successful musician, having appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, The Jools Holland Later Show on BBC2 and continues to perform in festivals and large venues around the world. Currently he plays trumpet and/or cowbell in Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and the Afrobeat band Hard Proof.
Photo by: Genna Enman