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

12/7/2018Harrington, DECentennial Celebration
9/12/2018Deadwood, SDCompany Team Meeting
9/11/2018Mineola, TXMineola Hay Show
7/25/2018McBain, MI100 Year Anniversary
4/21/2018Hanover, ONAg Celebration and Awards
3/19/2018Kearney, NEAnnual Meeting
3/17/2018Macon, GAAnnual Gala
3/1/2018Sidney, MTMonDak Ag Days
2/6/2018Spokane, WAGrower Appreciation Meeting
1/31/2018Wisconsin Dells, WIGrowers Event
1/19/2018Great Falls, MTAgriculture Appreciation Banquet
1/17/2018Kennewick, WANorthwest Hay Expo
1/9/2018Asheville, NCAnnual Meeting
1/4/2018Altoona, IAYoung Leader Conference
12/15/2017Bismarck, NDState Convention
12/13/2017Las Vegas, NVTV Taping
12/4/2017Ocean City, MDAnnual Convention
11/15/2017Moorhead, MNWomen In Ag Banquet
11/11/2017Clinton, NCAnnual Meeting of Members
11/8/2017Bettendorf, IAMid-States Ag Aviation Conference

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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

Georgia Pirtle Crop Insurance

"Jerry Carroll was FANTASTIC. We loved him. He communicated with us on his travel itinerary, called on arrival and showed up early. Our crowd is already asking us to have him come back again!!! Thanks again, our party was a huge success!"

Owner, Customer Appreciation Christmas Dinner (Belton, TX) 12/13/2015

Missouri Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies

"Jerry Carroll did an exceptional job for us. He took the time to get to know our audience and it was non-stop laughter once he begin. Thanks for your help."

President, Mid-Year Conference (Springfield, MO) 6/10/2015

ProPartners Financial

"Jerry Caroll was great. He was always on time and well prepared. He did a great job entertaining our group and had a good message, as well."

Sr Business Development Officer, Summer Conference (Chicago, IL) 7/23/2014

AgTexas Farm Credit Services

"Great performance. Jerry Carroll kept the audience engaged and laughing throughout the entire performance."

VP Marketing, All-employee meeting (Lubbock, TX) 4/1/2014

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota

"Jerry Carroll did a great job for us. All the comments we received were very positive! They loved being able to laugh and enjoy the evening. They especially appreciated the rural farm humor as they have all "been there done that" and could identify with exactly what he was talking about. Thanks again for everything!"

Marketing Director, Customer Appreciation Dinner (Minot, ND) 1/30/2014

Iowa Farm Bureau

"Jerry Carroll is a generous, entertaining, and inspiring speaker. His comical talents was a perfect wrap up to our Conference. We were so glad to have him join us! He had the crowd laughing and was a great person to relate to our group. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. Thank you for everything!"

Meeting Planner, Young Farmers Conference (Des Moines, IA) 1/25/2014

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of SC

"We really enjoyed having Jerry Carroll at the convention - he is hilarious. We have received great feedback. Thank you!"

Director of Events & Membership, IIABSC Annual Convention (Columbia, SC) 10/14/2013

Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association

"I really enjoyed working with Jerry Carroll and our awards banquet audience enjoyed his performance. His ability to interact with the audience had them involved for a 60 minutes and his rapid-fire delivery had them laughing non-stop."

Communications and Events Manager, Awards Banquet (Kearney, NE) 10/3/2013

Mills County Farm Bureau

"Jerry Carroll was very well received by our members. Jerry's farm background allowed him to relate well with our organizations Agriculture/rural members. Post performance survey of our members proved Jerry was the right choice for our event."

Vice-President, Annual Meeting (Malvern, IA) 8/24/2013

California Farm Bureau Federation

"The event went well and we heard good feedback about Jerry Carroll's presentation. All in all a very successful conference!"

Administrator, Annual Conference (Sacramento, CA) 3/23/2013

Bank of Atchison

"Jerry Carroll was a HOME RUN for us. He did a great job. He was funny and entertaining. He arrived early and was professional. Our group would sure recommend Jerry for any Ag group."

Senior V.P., Farmer Client Meeting (Atchison, KS) 2/12/2013

Where does Jerry Carroll perform?

Jerry Carroll has recently performed in: Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 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.

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