Socially Distanced Comedy with Derek Richards & Bob Phillips

with Bob Phillips

“The only thing surprising about Derek is that he’s not bigger!” -Florida New Times

A regular on the Las Vegas Strip, Derek’s act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish-Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child-free existence. Described on a show review as, ‘Just the right amount of wrong.’

His one hour special with The Irish Comedy Tour can be seen on demand via Amazon Prime, DISH, DirecTV, iTunes, VUDU, Vimeo, Google Play, Microsoft XBOX and YouTube.

You can also catch him via the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network, Pandora, The Weather Channel’s Top 10, The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio Network, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.

A veteran of several USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan and 15 other countries. His work for the military has been featured in Newsweek.

On the concert stage, he’s been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

His third comedy album, 60 MPH School Zone, garnered Honorable Mention accolades in the International Songwriting Competition. His release is sold at shows, iTunes and at derekrichards.com.

In October of 2018, Derek released his first self-published book, Whiskey, Cancer & Bad Decisions, which is his twisted memoir of a comedian’s journey with cancer. The release is available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.


Bob Phillips

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
— Willy Wonka

Bob Phillips saunters on stage wearing a black suit and black tie, looking like he just returned from an alien encounter. He doesn’t have the look of your typical, disheveled comedian. He is cool, confident and clean cut. A gently smirk graces his goateed face as he takes the microphone out of the stand.

This guy is in charge and he knows what he is doing.

The sixth of eight children, this Michigan native had a successful career in business long before he ever ventured onto the stand-up stage. He started performing comedy 17 years ago after a divorce left him a 40 year old man with time on his hands and a desire for a change. Comedy was something he had always wanted to try and, as is often the case, he quickly found himself hooked. It was less of a mid-life crisis and more of a Renaissance. He worked his way up the ranks from MC, to feature, to his current status as one of the most sought after comedians working the road today.

There are no sacred cows in Bob’s act, and there are no safe havens. He covers a lot of ground, with a show that is a blend of observational, topical, political, and biographical material. He talks about every day subjects, from his Catholic upbringing, growing up in the seventies, aging, and the difference between raising boys and girls. His does so with wicked timing, intelligence and sarcasm. It’s a winning combination.

Success has its rewards. Bob has been seen on the Fox stand-up comedy series “Laughs” and is heard daily on SiriusXM satellite radio’s Rawdog and Laughs USA channels. He is a contributing writer to the website “Funny or Die”, and is one half of the popular internet podcast, “The Sal & Bob Show.” In addition, he has also appeared several times on the Anthony Cumia Show Featuring Dave Landau.

Bob has recorded three full length comedy CD’s. “Live In Fargo,” “Pop Tarts and Air,” and the newly released, “Ten Dollar Gift Card.” He performs at all the top clubs, theaters, and casinos around the country. From Detroit to Las Vegas, from Fargo to Miami, and all points in between, Bob keeps a busy schedule.

Sometimes biting, sometimes endearing, but always in charge, Bob Phillips isn’t cynical. But he is a smart aleck with a quick wit. His show isn’t dirty, but it can be occasionally naughty, concentrating more on clever rather than crass. He calls his show “a pageant of the bizarre.”

You will call it hilarious.

Tickets For 7:15 Show are $20 in advance, $25 at the door!

Tickets For 9:15 Show are $25 in advance, $30 at the door!

Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

There is a two (2) purchase food/beverage minimum per guest.

We are 21 and up club.

Fort Wayne Comedy Club is located @469 Sports & Spirits

1324 Minnich Rd, New Haven, IN 46774

Video recording of events and flash photography not allowed. Cell phone use not allowed in showroom. Card subject to change.

Patron, be advised that by entering Fort Wayne Comedy Club/469 Sports & Spirits, you consent to your voice, and likeness being used, without compensation, in video and photography for exploitation in any and all media. Whether now known or hereafter devised. You release Fort Wayne Comedy Club/469 Sports & Spirits, it's vendors, successors, and licensees from any liabilities whatsoever of any nature.

“The only thing surprising about Derek is that he’s not bigger!” -Florida New Times

A regular on the Las Vegas Strip, Derek’s act is fast, fresh, and at times, fanatical. He brings the funny with tales about his Irish-Catholic upbringing, divorce, the holidays, and his child-free existence. Described on a show review as, ‘Just the right amount of wrong.’

His one hour special with The Irish Comedy Tour can be seen on demand via Amazon Prime, DISH, DirecTV, iTunes, VUDU, Vimeo, Google Play, Microsoft XBOX and YouTube.

You can also catch him via the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Network, Pandora, The Weather Channel’s Top 10, The Tom Shillue Show on Fox News Radio Network, and The Anthony Cumia Show with Dave Landau.

A veteran of several USO and Armed Forces Entertainment tours, Richards has performed at U.S. base camps in Iraq, Afghanistan and 15 other countries. His work for the military has been featured in Newsweek.

On the concert stage, he’s been the opening act for Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops.

His third comedy album, 60 MPH School Zone, garnered Honorable Mention accolades in the International Songwriting Competition. His release is sold at shows, iTunes and at derekrichards.com.

In October of 2018, Derek released his first self-published book, Whiskey, Cancer & Bad Decisions, which is his twisted memoir of a comedian’s journey with cancer. The release is available on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.


Bob Phillips