Derrick Knopsnyder

stand up comedians for colleges

Derrick Knopsnyder officially made his start doing stand up comedy after his freshman year in college, at the age of 19, and he never looked back. Since then Derrick has become one of the fastest rising comedians in Pittsburgh, and is the youngest comedian to be a regular feature act at his home club, the Pittsburgh Improv.

Being a young comedian, Derrick uses his boyish charm and quick wit to connect with audiences all over, but it’s his awkwardness that keeps them laughing all through the night, making him a fan favorite wherever he takes the stage. In 2010, Derrick started out with a dream of being a stand up comic, and four short years later he’s living that dream. Since then he has had some success in the comedy industry, such as winning The Stand Up To Cancer Comedy Competition in Huntington WV, and was most recently named a finalist at the Cleveland Comedy Festival.

During the four years Derrick has been performing stand up, he also completed his bachelor’s degree in Professional Golf Management, and a master’s degree in science. Balancing school and comedy was a difficult process during his first four years. However, he was able to do so successfully earning dean’s list every semester, and performing stand up at clubs and colleges all over the east coast.

As a recent college graduate he is able to use his experiences as a student to entertain this generation of college students in a hilarious way. Now that he is finished with his education he is ready to jump into the comedy scene to pursue his dream of becoming a national club and college act. This is one comic you don’t want to miss! Neon Entertainment has some of the funniest stand up comedians in the country available to book anywhere in the United States. Call Us About Booking!

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Michael Fochtman
Cayuga Community College
“Derrick was absolutely great! He was super early and the students really enjoyed him! He was gracious enough to stay after the performance to take photos, which the students really enjoyed! He’s going to go far, what a talent!”

Molly Cole
SUNY Geneseo
“…the event with Derrick K went really great. The students loved him! He kept them laughing all night. He also spoke to my student coordinator before the show and gave her some advice on what it is like working with performers, that was very kind of him. He stuck around for a long time after the show and mingled with students and staff. As always, Derrick K is a great comedian to work with.”

Mike Ulrich
Holy Family University
“Derrick…was a huge hit with our students and staff. He had all of us in stitches and put on a great show. We received a big thumbs up for his performance from our admissions staff, too. Thank you for suggesting him for our lineup – we will be sure to try and bring him on for future events. Please send our best and biggest thanks to Derrick – he was great!”