Born and raised in a small town in the West coast of Scotland, Derek became a competitive martial artist, winning numerous national and international titles, eventually bringing him to the United States. After being told many times by his American friends “hey, you’re really funny and tell great stories, you should be a stand up”, Derek decided to venture into the world of stand-up comedy.
After winning several new faces contests at local clubs around Los Angeles, Derek quickly became a featured comedian at many of LA’s iconic comedy clubs.
His style of comedy is story telling at its best, highlighting his upbringing in Scotland, crazy stories and experiences in America, all retold through hilarious impressions and wild anecdotes. A co-founder of the Grab em by the Mic comedy tour, Derek can currently be seen performing in LA’s top comedy clubs.