Jerry Carroll found comedy growing up on his family's farm in Willow Spring, NC. From the time he could walk, he joined his father and uncle to farm tobacco, corn, small grain, soybeans, cattle, and hogs. Spending 14 hours a day in a tractor cab gave Jerry plenty of time to think about his life's dream of making people laugh.
Jerry's hilarious story about a farm safety mishap was a hit at the local seed store and he finally decided to pursue his life's dream at the local comedy club. His seemingly effortless ability to spin out punch line after punch line, story after story, took him from emcee to headliner in just eight short months. Since beginning in 1993, Jerry has performed for crowds from 20 to 20,000 in venues ranging from the local volunteer fire department's banquet, to the Minister's of Provincial Parliament at the Royal York in Toronto, Canada. Everywhere he goes, he leaves audiences roaring with laughter.
Besides corporate meeting and events, conventions, countless associations, comedy clubs, and country clubs, Jerry has opened concerts for music artists such as Michael Bolton, Patty Loveless, Lyle Lovett, and Larry Gatlin. Jerry has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and throughout Canada. He's even hosted two TV shows on the Sportsman Channel: Fishing for Laughs and Amazing America with Sarah Palin.
When he's not on the road making people laugh, Jerry still works the fields of his family's farm. This experience makes him one of the nation's most sought-after speakers for farmers and agribusiness events.
"Jerry Carroll was easy to work with, very prompt and courteous. Well received by the audience. Definitely a win for everyone!!"
- Project Manager, Grower Appreciation Dinner in Danville, PA
"It is wonderful and refreshing to have an entertainer that can cleverly speak about the topic of agriculture."
- Event Coordinator, Farm City Banquet in Monroe, NC
"Working with Jerry Carroll, before the speaking engagement was very easy and Jerry was very helpful and friendly. The attendees at our conference enjoyed Jerry's humor and interaction with the attendees. Jerry also sat through most of our conference and interacted with the attendees, he actually blended in with everyone. His performance last a little over a hour and a quarter, but it seemed like only half that long."
- Owner, Annual Grain & Livestock Conference in El Dorado, KS
"Jerry Carroll was excellent. Recommend for anywhere."
- Board Member, Scotland County Fair in Memphis, MO
"Jerry Carroll was like and old friend that lived just down the road. You could see he was a very funny, hard-working, all-American person!! People loved him. I hope we can have him back soon!!"
- Owner, Company 25 Year Celebration in Salix, IA
"Everyone loved Jerry Carroll. He stayed and sat with the crowd after his performance. He was perfect for our crowd."
- President, Annual Banquet in West Point, NE
"Jerry Carroll performed at our annual sales meeting, and perform did he! His style of comedy, timing of delivery, and subject matter was a huge hit with our team. Several people had sore jaws the next day from laughing so hard! Jerry tailored his jokes to the situation and our event, which made it even more relatable. He even stuck around after the performance to meet with people and share more jokes and stories. A great performer and even a better guy. Highly recommend him!"
- Chief Executive Officer, Annual Sales Meeting in Lincoln, NE
"Jerry Carroll provided an atmosphere that we've never had previously at a Carolina Loggers Association event. He kept the crowd engaged during his show. I received numerous compliments on having him come join us so I know the crowd was pleased. Not only was he extremely funny, he tailored his show to relate to the loggers we had in the room. I talked with him prior to the event and he was very helpful and stayed in contact throughout the entire weekend."
- Communications Director, Annual Meeting in Wilmington, NC
"Jerry Carroll was Outstanding!! We’ve had many comments regarding his positively positive and enjoyable talk. We all needed some cheering up. He sure got the job done."
- Seed Business Manager, Growers Meeting in Frederick, MD
"Jerry Carroll was very prompt, very chatty, and blended right in. He listened to the speaker before him and added it right into the performance. We had a lot of good comments from the audience."
- President, Annual Banquet in Atalissa, IA
"We all really enjoyed having Jerry Carroll. He helped make the event a success."
- Safety Manager, Corporate Safety Meeting in Cullman, AL
"Jerry Carroll struck a home run! Everyone loved him. He was down to earth from the very beginning. He was easy to work with, meeting out needs. As well as his own. He is a regular guy, and gets just as excited to get into a new combine as we do! Jerry was very personable both on and off the stage. The man has stories… stories for days! LOL so be ready to listen and laugh!"
- Talent Buyer, Company Christmas Party in Janesville, WI
|2/22/2020||East Earl, PA||Driver Safety Awards Banquet|
|1/28/2020||Mauston, WI||Annual Banquet|
|12/18/2019||Davenport, IA||Company Christmas Party|
|12/7/2019||Erwin, NC||Christmas Party|
|11/14/2019||Danville, PA||Grower Appreciation Dinner|
|10/23/2019||Bowman, ND||Annual Farmer/Rancher Appreciation Banquet|
|10/3/2019||Wilmington, NC||Annual Meeting|
|9/19/2019||Monroe, NC||Farm City Banquet|
|9/5/2019||Pittsfield, IL||Yield Maximizer Test Plot Celebration|
|8/1/2019||El Dorado, KS||Annual Grain & Livestock Conference|
|7/22/2019||Westfield Center, OH||Agribusiness Invitational|
|7/9/2019||Memphis, MO||Scotland County Fair|
|5/18/2019||Salix, IA||Company 25 Year Celebration|
|4/27/2019||West Point, NE||Annual Banquet|
|4/6/2019||Columbus, OH||Food Animal Club Symposium|
|3/26/2019||Lincoln, NE||Annual Sales Meeting|
|2/23/2019||Wilmington, NC||Annual Meeting|
|2/19/2019||Frederick, MD||Growers Meeting|
|2/9/2019||Osage Beach, MO||Young Farmer & Rancher Conference|
|2/2/2019||Macomb, IL||Annual Banquet|
|1/28/2019||Minot, ND||Annual Convention|
|1/26/2019||Atalissa, IA||Annual Banquet|
Jerry Carroll has recently performed in: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, just to name a few.