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Despite being born in California, Derek Gaines developed his comedic skills while growing up in Philadelphia. He presently resides in New York City, where he gives frequent performances and offers a distinctive viewpoint on growing up African American in the suburbs.
Derek's first big break occurred when he advanced to the Bill Bellamy Who's Got Jokes semifinals. In Philadelphia's Phunniest Person Competition, Derek made it to the finals. Derek debuted on television with stand-up comedy on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. He was also chosen for the Just For Laughs Festival's New Faces segment. Derek has contributed to TRU TV's Greatest Ever and VH1's Morning Buzz. He was also in the Morgan Spurlock documentary series "Connected".
Derek co-hosts MTV's Broke A$$ Game Show and is a cast member of Joking Off.
Derek is the actor that portrays Jaybird in the popular Tracy Morgan television series THE LAST O.G. on TBS. Following a highly successful dramatic stint on ABC's TRAINING DAY, he landed one of the major parts in the comedy pilot RELATIVELY HAPPY on NBC, alongside Jane Lynch. Derek also had a breakthrough performance on the NBC series Will & Grace..

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Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Derek Gaines in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Derek Gaines or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Derek Gaines's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Derek Gaines for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Derek Gaines, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Derek Gaines. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Derek Gaines booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Derek Gaines for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Derek Gaines booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Derek Gaines charge for an event. An example fee to book Derek Gaines is in the starting range of $15,000-$24,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Derek Gaines agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Derek Gaines manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Derek Gaines for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Derek Gaines agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Derek Gaines, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Derek Gaines booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Derek Gaines, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Comedian, Male, Age Group-18-30's, African American
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