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
9/21/2018Starkville, MSLoggers Awards Banquet
9/12/2018Deadwood, SDCompany Team Meeting
9/11/2018Mineola, TXMineola Hay Show
8/25/2018Millersburg, OHVIP Retreat Weekend
7/25/2018McBain, MI100 Year Anniversary
6/21/2018Hay Springs, NEAnnual Meeting
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

Association Reviews

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Washington State Hay Growers Association

Association Speakers and Entertainers in Kennewick, WA

"This is the second time I have booked Jerry Carroll for one of the Organizations we represent and he was phenomenal once again. I would recommend having Jerry at any meeting/event."

Executive Secretary, Northwest Hay Expo (Kennewick, WA) 1/17/2018

Outstanding Farmers of America

Association Speakers and Entertainers in Greenville, SC

"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

Association 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

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

National Corn Growers Association

"Jerry Carroll was great to work with! He was willing to go above and beyond what we asked of him to make sure our guests were happy. It was a pleasure to work with both Jerry and Larry, their professionalism and prompt planning made scheduling them a breeze. We will be in touch for future events!"

Event Planner, Awards Banquet (Mount Pleasant, MI) 1/26/2016

North Carolina Peanut Growers Association

"Great show, everyone enjoyed Jerry Carroll. It is always a pleasure to see him. Thanks for working it out."

Chief Executive Officer, 63rd Annual Peanut Field Day (Nashville, NC) 9/10/2015

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

Adair County Cattlemen

"I received very good feedback about Jerry Carroll from all who attended. I think everything went very well and all the way from the first booking to the event went smoothly. Overall very well done show and hopefully he had a good time as well. Thanks for the evening."

President, Annual Banquet (Greenfield, IA) 1/24/2015

Johnston County Building Industry Association

Association Speakers and Entertainers in Smithfield, NC

"Jerry Carroll was fabulous! Spoke with everyone, very prompt, and participated in our fundraisers we had. His material "hit home" for everyone in the room!"

Executive Officer, Christmas Dinner (Smithfield, NC) 12/16/2014

North Carolina Propane Gas Association

"We were very pleased with Jerry Carroll! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed him. We did a survey following the convention and the response was overwhelming positive."

Office Manager, Propane Marketers Seminar (Raleigh, NC) 9/16/2014

Indiana State Poultry Association

"Jerry Carroll worked out exceptionally well. We had a large crowd of farm families, and Jerry tailored his material to this group. He was able to relate to the attendees."

Manager, Annual Meeting (Jasper, IN) 4/9/2014

Whiteside County Cattlemen's Assn

"The banquet entertainment from Jerry Carroll was a huge success. I have had so many people comment on how they connected with Jerry and actually got his message. They really did appreciate the opportunity to listen to his stories growing up and relating to him. His closing was my favorite part of the whole show, he brought up the part about Paul Harvey's speech God Made A Farmer. Thank you again. If you need any references for his future engagements please don't hesitate to use my name."

Board of Directors, Annual Banquet (Morrison, IL) 3/22/2014

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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