Richards' act is fast, fresh and, at times, fanatical. As a comedian, he leaves fellow cynics screaming for more. And as a cancer survivor, he proves that a full-throttle sense of humor can make even the most dire days a laughing matter. Richards rakes in the roars with tales about his mom's dog; dating an exotic dancer; exercise; computers; and life on the road. "Imagine that life's serious side is a plate glass window and a cement truck is barreling towards it at 100 mph. Derek is driving that truck"