The New York Times called Derek Hughes “Thoroughly Entertaining!” and Time Out New York honored him with “Critic’s Pick” for the off Broadway production of his original one man show Necromance: a Night of Conjuration, at Dixon Place Theater.
HBO invited Derek to perform his unique brand of comedy and magic at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen Colorado and his stand up comedy has been featured on the NBC series, Late Friday.
Derek was “Logan”, opposite Jaleel White, on the Paramount situation comedy Grown Ups. In the American remake of the British Channel 4 hit comedy series As If he played “Jamie”, also for Paramount. He appeared in Adam Sandler’s feature film Mr. Deeds and has guest starred on the Warner Brothers series Angel and Nikki as well as on the CBS hit drama CSI:NY.
Most Recently Derek leads a phenomenal cast, including Rance Howard, Richard Riehle, and Christa Campbell, in the independent feature film Audie and the Wolf, being produced by Brooklyn Reptyle Films.
Derek worked as a head writer and cast member on MTV’s Room 401, produced by Ashton Kutcher’s production company Katalyst Films and in 2008 will be featured on the new VH1 series Celebracadabra.