Agriculture comedian Jerry Carroll harvests a bumper crop of hilarity in his fast-paced, high-energy show. His humorous, entertaining, and relatable topics about everyday life crack up the most hard-to-please crowds.
Jerry found comedy growing up on his family's farm. From the time he could walk, Jerry joined his father and uncle to farm 130 acres of flue cured tobacco, 500 acres of corn, 500 acres of small grain, 500 acres of soybeans, 40 head of cattle, and 5,000 hogs per year.
At the age of 40, Jerry decided to pursue his life's dream of entertaining people and making them laugh. Jerry's 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 cattlemen's association's banquet to the Ministers of Provincial Parliament in Toronto, Canada. Besides corporate events, conventions, and comedy clubs, Jerry has opened concerts for music artists such as Michael Bolton, Patty Loveless, Lyle Lovett, and Larry Gatlin. Everywhere he goes, he leaves audiences roaring with laughter.
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 farm speakers for agribusiness events.
Make your next event a huge success with this hilarious farmer, speaker, and agriculture comedian.
100% Comedy. This show is all about laughs and having fun.
80% Comedy, 20% Motivational. Jerry begins the presentation with his comedy routine, and ends with a motivational message about following your dreams.
80% Comedy, 20% Inspirational. Jerry's dad went from tenant farmer, to sharecropper, to one of the largest landowners in Wake County, North Carolina. The touching story of his parent's journey is an inspiration to all.
*Performances can also include a farm safety message, if desired.
"Excellent doesn't adequately describe Jerry's performance...Over the Top, Outstanding, On Target Plus! He came in loaded with a Powerful Performance and he delivered 10 times over! He had the group laughing from start to finish and I received raving reviews! He couldn't have been a more perfect fit for this group...A Winner Hands Down!!" - Kathy Siracuse, Asst to COO, 1st Farm Credit Services
"Jerry Carroll gave a wonderful performance at our Harvest Party!! My side hurt so much the next day from laughing so hard. Jerry was so caring and supportive of our cause that he donated money back of every CD he sold to us. We only wish he would of brought more he sold out!!! Jerry stayed and interacted with the guests after the show. We got more than we could have asked for. I can't thank you enough for making our night so enjoyable!!!" - Misty Boyle, Casa Grande Valley Cotton and Agriculture Women
"What an awesome performance you gave us at the banquet! Your universal humor and down to earth stories gave our diverse group a much-needed view of the lighter side of life. All age groups in the audience identified with some part of your performance and all enjoyed your vivid recollection of the younger years on the farm. Thank you for the great performance and we look forward to future appearances." - Nelson Powell, Grower Relations Manager, Murphy Brown LLC
"Just a brief note to let you know that praises of your performance at our Annual Meeting are being sung loud and clear. Your ability to assess the crowd and gear your performance accordingly was uncanny. We appreciate the fact that our audience of seniors, adults, young-adults, children, and a man of the cloth all truly enjoyed your effort. A return performance is most definitely a must." - George Givesy, Chair, Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Grower's Marketing Board
"Thank you for delivering an absolutely fantastic performance and a powerful message to the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation delegation on December 2. You were the hit of our state convention the rest of the week. Your humor is the best I've heard and you had me laughing for days." - Greg Hicks, Communications Director, Virginia Farm Bureau