DEREK MINTO IS STAND-UP COMEDIAN, STORYTELLER AND WRITER CURRENTLY RESIDING IN HISTORIC Mt. Washington. He was voted by Pittsburgh City Paper as 2016 best local comic DEREK HAS BEEN A FEATURED COMIC FOR THE WDVE COMEDY FESTIVAL, BURNING BRIDGES comedy festival AS WELL AS BEING ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND HOSTS OF THE PITTSBURGH COMEDY FESTIVAL. DEREK HAS OPENED FOR HANNIBAL BURESS, DAN ST. GERMAINE, JOHN HEFFON, JIM BREWER AND AMY SCHUMER ONCE DRUNKENLY TOLD HIM HE WAS VERY FUNNY. HE HAS WON SEVERAL MOTH STORYSLAMS and been part of two Moth Grandslams. Derek Minto is the Host of Hambone’s Comedy Open Stage as well as the Stand Up Rumble.  Derek is also the HEAD-WRITER for Secondhand Sketch, voted 2016 City Paper's best sketch group.
 

STAND UP COMEDY

Best of Fest- Chicago's Stub Fest 2017 

Featured Performer - Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2017

Best Local Comic - City Paper 'Best Of' 2016

Host and Feature – Improv, Pittsburgh PA

Resident Host- Hambone's, Pittsburgh PA

Feature- Avenue Taphouse, Cleveland OH

Feature for  Hannibal Buress, Hambone’s Pittsburgh PA

Feature for Shawn Quinn – Connie's Ric Rac, Philadelphia PA

Feature for Bret Ernst, Dan St. Germaine, Jeremy Hotz, John Heffron, Jim Breuer - The Improv,  Pittsburgh PA

Featured Performer - WDVE Comedy Festival

Featured Host- Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

Featured Performer - Burning Bridges Comedy Festival

Featured Performer- RANT Music Festival

Performer- Strip District Music Festival, Comedy Stage

Host - Layer Cake Music Festival

Performer - Gentlemen Caller’s Comedy Tour

 

THEATRE & SKETCH

Secondhand Sketch - Best of City Paper 2016

Head Writer and Director - Secondhand Sketch 

The Pajama Game, Prez – Butler Musical Theater Guild

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Father Mahoney – Duquesne University

A Musical By Any Other Name, Franklin,  – Duquesne University

Two time StorySLAM storytelling champion – The Moth, Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival 2014 - Actor

Host, Comic, and Head Writer – Holiday HaHa Sketch Show, Club Cafe 2010-2012

Director, Head Writer, Actor - Secondhand Sketch 2014-2016

New York City Sketch Festival 2015 - Secondhand Sketch


 

FILM, TV & RADIO

Afternoon Announcer ,WDUQ 90.5 FM - NPR

Comic (performer), 105.9 WXDX - Clear Channel Radio

Comic (performer), 102.5 WDVE- Loaded Show

News Feature - WTAE The 412

 

IMPROV

Level 3 Graduate Long Form Improv- Steel City Improv Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Field Trip, House Team Member- Steel City Improv Theater, Pittsburgh PA

BOLDWAGON, House Team Member - Steel City Improv Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Flip Tilt, House Team Member - Arcade Comedy Theater

Del Close Marathon Performer- Upright Citizen Brigade Theater, New York New York

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING  

Acting: Butler Theater Group

Voice and Speech:  Mike Clark (WTAE), Duquesne University

Shanna Morrison (WDUQ) Duquesne University

Bachelors of Arts (Majors in Philosophy, Film Studies, and Broadcast Journalism)- Duquesne University 2008