Jerry Carroll

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.

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Available Presentations Include:

Dirt in Our DNA

Stories of farming and farm life tailored for agricultural events. You'll enjoy tales of feeding hogs, raising crops, and keeping the farm equipment together with duct tape, bailing wire, and WD-40.

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Life Down a Dirt Road

Down-home comedy delivered in a fast-paced, high-energy style. From stories about his grandma to his grandkids, Jerry's relatable topics crack up the most hard-to-please crowds.

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Performance Schedule

12/15/2017Bismarck, NDState Convention
12/4/2017Ocean City, MDAnnual Convention
6/13/2017Brookings, SDAg Women's Day
4/28/2017Lovington, NMAnnual Meeting
4/24/2017Brookings, SDState Convention
3/31/2017North Gower, ONAnnual Banquet
3/30/2017Perry, GAAnnual Convention
3/25/2017Springfield, MOAnnual Driver's Safety Banquet
3/21/2017Albert Lea, MNAnnual Agriculture Banquet
3/9/2017Chokio, MNAg Trade Show
3/2/2017Ottawa, ILAgronomy Appreciation Dinner
2/25/2017Tecumseh, NEAnnual Meeting
2/23/2017Mt. Carmel, ILFarmer Appreciation Breakfast
2/22/2017Mount Vernon, ILTop Producer Meeting
2/10/2017Greenville, SCNational Young Farmers Program
2/3/2017Brookings, SDAnnual Meeting
1/30/2017New London, WIAnnual Meeting
1/28/2017Peoria, ILYoung Leader Conference
1/27/2017Grand Rapids, MIAnnual High Yield Club Banquet
1/11/2017York, NEAnnual York Ag Expo

Reviews

128 Reviews: Association, Chamber, Corporate, Other, Theater, Agriculture, Christmas Party, Construction, Finance, Healthcare, Safety, Transportation, Utilities, Most Recent

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce

 Speakers and Entertainers in Albert Lea, MN

"Jerry Carroll is wonderful. He kept our audience interested, and they really enjoyed him. I have had good feedback from the people that had came to the event. He got everyone one to laugh and smile. He was excellent, awesome."

Program & Event Manager, Annual Agriculture Banquet (Albert Lea, MN) 3/21/2017

CHS New Horizons

 Speakers and Entertainers in Chokio, MN

"Jerry Carroll was a perfect fit for our audience. His stories are relatable to anyone who has ever been on a farm."

Sales/Agronomist, Ag Trade Show (Chokio, MN) 3/9/2017

GRAINCO FS, Inc.

 Speakers and Entertainers in Ottawa, IL

"Jerry Carroll stayed engaged with the audience and could relate to the same experiences they have had in their personal life. He has a unique way of finding humor in day to day on the farm activities. Jerry understood our industry and has done many of the same things we have. He had the crowd laughing like crazy! I would consider having him back and would recommend him to all the farming industry."

Event Planner, Agronomy Appreciation Dinner (Ottawa, IL) 3/2/2017

First National Bank of Allendale

"Jerry Carroll arrived early for our farmer appreciation breakfast, visited with our guests, and then delivered an outstanding performance. He is extremely funny and had the whole room laughing. I would highly recommend Jerry for any event you are planning."

President & CEO, Farmer Appreciation Breakfast (Mt. Carmel, IL) 2/23/2017

Outstanding Farmers of America

"Jerry Carroll's performance was wonderful. Everyone attending the event commented on how much they enjoyed the evening. He is very personable - taking the time to socialize with guests. He is very funny. It was nice to hear clean comedy. Highly recommend him."

Conference Committee Member, National Young Farmers Program (Greenville, SC) 2/10/2017

South Dakota Dairy Producers

 Speakers and Entertainers in Brookings, SD

"Jerry Carroll was very entertaining. He arrived early, listened to our business meeting and got a flavor of who SD dairy farm families were. Then he used his talents to intertwine comedy of real life experiences and dairy life to keep everyone laughing. I only wish more could have been present to go home with a pain in the side from laughing."

Executive Director, Annual Meeting (Brookings, SD) 2/3/2017

Heasley Seeds LLC

 Speakers and Entertainers in Grand Rapids, MI

"Jerry Carroll was just great. Our folks loved his performance. He was also a joy to work with - came early and interacted with our crowd, just great. Can't say enough good about the job Jerry did for us. I am hoping we can use him again in the future."

Owner, Annual High Yield Club Banquet (Grand Rapids, MI) 1/27/2017

York Chamber of Commerce

"Jerry Carroll was a hit with our audience and was very enjoyable to visit with. He was very prompt. I talked to him on his drive to town and he arrived before the guests. He brought his own intro script which was very helpful! His material was appropriate for the audience. Jerry exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much!"

Marketing Assistant, Annual York Ag Expo (York, NE) 1/11/2017

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC

"It was a pleasure having Jerry Carroll. First it was so good he planned on coming in a day early in case of weather. That paid off as the day of the party the weather was not good. Jerry came in and spent about an hour seeing our facility and meeting employees. He was very attentive to all the employees and interested in our process. Jerry’s personality was very welcoming to all and everyone I have spoken too was so impressed with his connection to them and he was sincerely interested in the conversations he had with them. Plus lots of laughs at the time. He incorporated his travels to Blackfoot, Idaho into his act and this personal touch was a hit. His act was clean and I have not heard that anyone was offended by his performance. This was great as we have a mix of employees with beliefs and culture. Jerry is one we will most definitely look at bringing back for other functions and we all look forward to that time."

Production Controller, Company Holiday Party (Blackfoot, ID) 12/16/2016

G & B Energy

"Jerry Carroll did a fantastic job and we probably had as good of a response from the employees as for any performer. He picked a few folks out of the crowd and had a lot of fun with them. He also led a little 'talent show' that we had added to the event. Thanks again"

Vice President, Annual Company Meeting (Hickory, NC) 5/26/2016

Central Prairie Coop

"Jerry Carroll was a huge hit. He arrived on time and we spent some time before the show discussing agriculture. He shared his story and what he was doing on the farm today. He did an incredible job of relating his upbringing to his comedy and doing it without missing a beat. He went from one funny story to another. I am pretty sure it had some humorous fiction built in but he kept our audience laughing the whole time. Several members stated it was the best entertainment yet."

General Manager, Annual Meeting (Lyons, KS) 5/9/2016

Kendall-Grundy Beef Association

"Jerry Carroll was hilarious. Best entertainment in a long time. Super pleased with him and his show. Would recommend to anyone."

President, Annual Meeting (Sandwich, IL) 3/5/2016

Where does Jerry Carroll perform?

Jerry Carroll has recently performed in: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, just to name a few.

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