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.
"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 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 in Ottawa, IL
"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 in Grand Rapids, MI
"Jerry Carroll did a great job. He arrived early and met our speakers and staff. He was very conversational, engaging members to better understand the business and establish good rapport. Also very professional, he connected with our audience, even at this breakfast event. We received many comments back that he was not only funny, but he knew the industry and award topics well enough to provide good lead-ins and tied the awards together nicely. It was very easy to schedule Jerry and the communication prior to the event was well timed and always spot on. It was also very helpful to have access to Jerry's introduction and high resolution photo's for the event and pre-event promotion. We enjoyed Jerry very much, both personally and professionally and would recommend Jerry to any group and especially those in an agricultural related business."
- Brand Management Leader, Annual Conference in Austin, TX
"Jerry Carroll was wonderful to work with! I can't say enough good things about him and his performance. Our audience loved him. He connected so well I believe after an hour, he could have gone on for another hour and no one would have left. I heard many great comments, including that he was the best speaker we had had in a long time. His style of comedy was perfect for our members. I really enjoyed working with him. Everything we needed to promote the event was right at our fingertips on the website and any questions were answered quickly. We will definitely be looking to you for future entertainment."
- Rural Health Specialist, Annual Convention in Hot Springs, AR
"Jerry Carroll did a great job of entertaining our guests. He arrived early, toured the Museum and visited with the crowd both before and after the program. He kept everyone entertained. We were very satisfied and will consider having him again."
- Event Planner, Annual Tractor Drive and Banquet in Pinckneyville, IL
"Everyone loved Jerry Carroll!! He was a perfect way to end our conference!!"
- Young Agriculture Professionals Committee, Winter Conference in Columbus, OH
"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
"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
"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
"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
|4/6/2019||Columbus, OH||Food Animal Club Symposium|
|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|
|12/21/2018||Cullman, AL||Corporate Safety Meeting|
|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|
|11/9/2018||Holly Springs, NC||HSCC Comedy Concert|
|9/21/2018||Starkville, MS||Loggers Awards Banquet|
|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|
|7/25/2018||McBain, MI||100 Year Anniversary|
|6/21/2018||Hay Springs, NE||Annual Meeting|
|4/21/2018||Hanover, ON||Ag Celebration and Awards|
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.