Derick Lengwenus

Derick Lengwenus is a progressional motivational speaker and comedian. He has a passion for helping people turn their presentations and articles from something stiff into engaging. He teaches techniques in communication with the audience in a meaningful way, getting them to look up from their phones and take in what you are sharing.

Derick is graduate of the Second City Conservatory. Derick has performed in the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival where he won an audience choice award in 2006. Derick is also a former employee of Accenture and Dale Carnegie, a world class provider of corporate training and public speaking courses. Finally, Derick is a graduate of McGill University holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree.


Reviews & Testimonials

“One of the most versatile wits in the land, Lengwenus can make high, hilarious comedy out of everything…”
– Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette

“For our office Christmas party Derick was as big a hit as the open bar!”
– Chad Lacy, Sales Manager, Basement Systems

“Derick Lengwenus is a funny guy with a knack for physical comedy!”
– Anna Asimakopoulus, CBC Radio Arts Critic

“Derick’s comedy was both clean and hilarious; he connected with every age group in the room.”
– Yves Rouillard Vice Principal, Bialik High School

“…a gifted, well briefed performer with a lot of muscle in his act.” Matt Radz, Gazette Theatre Critic

“…you’re going to be howling, maybe even a tear or two shed…”
– Mitch Melnick, Team990 Radio

“Derick presents clever comedy with a quick left turn into absurdity.”
– Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

“Derick provided much needed comic relief during a long day of corporate events”
– Tanya Dungen, HR Manager, Emergis

“Absolutely Hilarious Performer! I highly recommend him if you’re looking to book your office Christmas party or other corporate event.”
– Colin Backaway, mPartner, Cimarron Engineering

Derick, thank you so much for accommodating our last minute booking. You saved the day! Hilarious, wildly funny, and able to connect with our large and diverse audience without making anyone feel excluded, I’m impressed with your versatility and adaptability. You catered to our rather complex needs beautifully and rolled with the typical convention planning foibles like a champ.We will definitely be hiring you for our next convention, per the express request of several of our board members and consumers! They listed you as the best and “most valuable” and “informative” part of the whole 4 day event. Thank you again.You are a rockstar!
– Review by Irene R. FROM NORTHBROOK, IL ON 5/4/2019

He was very funny. We have never had a comedian at our post prom before, so a lot of the kids thought it wasn’t going to be good. But, everyone loved Derick. I was laughing the whole time. He connected very well with the highschoolers. Overall, it was a great show!
– Review by Skylar W. FROM PATCH GROVE, WI ON 4/28/2019

Derick was awesome for our after prom event! His show started for us at midnight and ran 45 to 50 min which is what we requested. He arrived 30 minutes early and was awesome about communicating with us over the last several months. We would definitely have him back for another event! Thank you Derick we appreciate you working our event! The kids really enjoyed you!
– Review by tanya c. FROM MACOMB, IL ON 4/13/2019

Booked Derick for clean comedy at an assisted living community. Clean comedy can be hard at times but Derick did a fantastic job of it. He kept all of us laughing! Derick was a pleasure to work with. He helped make the entire evening a nice memory for our residents and their families. We look forward to having Derick come back to entertain us again!
– Review by Tiffany A. FROM VALPARAISO, IN ON 10/18/2018

Derick was fantastic! He had several of my residents and staff crying with laughter. He was so accommodating and friendly- incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good gut-busting laugh.
– Review by Mia S. FROM AURORA, IL ON 7/24/2018