Holy Drivel
30 Oct 2012 | Comedy

About Derek Sheen

“Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius”-Brian Posehn

“Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and turn them into over-the-top comedy”- PASTE Magazine

“As often as his crowd seems to brace for impact, they spend more time howling at his audacity”-Drew Hunt/Chicago Reader

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He’s quickly become a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel!

His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and his NEW ALBUM, “Tiny Idiot”, was produced by the Grammy nominated Dan Schlissel. Both are available on Stand Up! Records.

PRESS LINKS:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/derek-sheen/Event?oid=18139003

http://www.chicagonow.com/comedians-defying-gravity/2015/06/derek-sheen-to-record-live-album-at-chicagos-comedians-you-should-know-on-june-24-25/

 

PASTE Magazine: “Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and turn them into over-the-top comedy. His comedy shows have delighted audiences, and now he has finally recorded one of his shows for the world to hear.

“Dylan Gadino at Laughspin Magazine: “Equal parts-playful-and-absurd approach to self-deprecating comedy.”

Nate Rankin of America’s Comedy: “Derek Sheen not only recites a recipe for buttermilk biscuits within his stand-up routinebut he also constructs a comedy hour that’s a bigger guilty pleasure than arteries stuffed with butter and cookie dough.”

Comedy-Reviews.com:”With Sheen, you never quite know what’s around the corner and that’s a good thing. He has a passion that is reminiscent of Lewis Black and his references will keep you on your toes.”

Daniel Berkowitz of TheSpitTake-Comedynews.org: “When Sheen’s at his best, he’s firing everything off with nuanced diction and rhythmical precision. He develops a Carlin-esque pace to his speech that only serves to amplify the already-high level of laughs.”