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# 114 Gregg Olan and Derick Fields

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Gregg Olan is an up and coming comedian born Olayiwola Warris Olaniran, a native of Hays, KS. Gregg has performed at open mic nights, competed in The Funniest Person in Austin and The Funniest Person in San Antonio competitions and has performed as an opener and feature for numerous comedy shows.  Gregg is featured in the upcoming Reality Show “Behind the Scenes” and Austin’s Last Minute Comedy Show for Summer 2012 on Channel Austin. He has appeared on ESPN Radio & “Tha 1 Radio”n show. He made his stage acting debut as a lead in the highly acclaimed stage play, Looking in the Wrong Direction at Austin’s famed Doughtery Arts Center. He’s creative director, writer, and developer of the debut comedy DVD entitled, My Swagg is Humble.

Derick Fields from Greenville, North Carolina, entered this world with laughter ingrained in his soul. Derick decided that he would make his own way through laughs by watching and mimicking greats such as Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence and Bernie Mac, who continue to influence him. In 2003, Derick graduated from Southside High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty and realized that laughter was the best way to make it through times of turmoil. In 2009, Derick left the military to pursue his dreams to become a career comedian. In Spring 2011, Derick, along with his best friends, Gregg Olan and Devron Thomas, formed FunnyBoiEnt., an all Black, all male comedy trio, that took the Austin area by storm. He was recently cast in BE Entertainment’s play, ‘Looking in the Wrong Direction’.  Derick has two children, Shantravia and Rayne, and currently resides in Round Rock, Texas.