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.
"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
"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 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
"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
"We loved Jerry Carroll! I would recommend him to anyone, especially in the Ag industry. Very clean comedian and laughs at himself. Our group of 110 Indiana farmers LOVED laughing with him. He arrived early and mingled with the group before hand. Was very down to earth, engaged with the group, made them laugh, and was very relatable to our group of farmers."
- Marketing Communication Manager, Ag Innovator's Summit in French Lick, IN
"Jerry Carroll is so funny and very engaging. Our audience was filled with people from ages 17-80 and every review I heard from them after the show was positive (and our crowd is tough to impress). He covered many topics and was really able to connect with the audience. He was early for the show, stuck to the time limit we gave him and overall wonderful to deal with! We would definitely have him back in the future!!"
- Assistant General Manager, Centennial Celebration in Harrington, DE
"5 stars - Extremely Satisfied"
- Executive Vice President, Annual Convention in Bismarck, ND
"Jerry Carroll appealed to everyone in the audience, both young and old. He was humorous and his act was in good taste. I wouldn’t hesitate hiring him again for another engagement in the future."
- Vice President Appraisal, Company Team Meeting in Deadwood, SD
"Jerry Carroll did a great job both relating to, and capturing our audience. People were hooked on his humor and the laughs lasted through his entire performance. He arrived early and engaged in one on one conversations with some of our guests, prior to the event starting. We would book him again in a heartbeat!"
- Branch Manager, Customer Appreciation Dinner in Keenes, IL
|10/23/2019||Bowman, ND||Annual Farmer/Rancher Appreciation Banquet|
|9/5/2019||Pittsfield, IL||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|
|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|
|2/19/2019||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|
|12/15/2018||Janesville, WI||Company Christmas Party|
|12/13/2018||French Lick, IN||Ag Innovator's Summit|
|12/9/2018||Temple, TX||Customer Appreciation Dinner|
|12/7/2018||Harrington, DE||Centennial Celebration|
|12/1/2018||Lake Ozark, MO||Christmas Party|
|9/14/2018||Bismarck, ND||Annual Convention|
|9/12/2018||Deadwood, SD||Company Team Meeting|
|9/11/2018||Mineola, TX||Mineola Hay Show|
|8/25/2018||Millersburg, OH||VIP Retreat Weekend|
|8/22/2018||Keenes, IL||Customer Appreciation Dinner|
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.