One of the most sought-after corporate and special event comedians in the country, Dick Hardwick has recently returned from his 2nd Around the World Tour. He has currently been making his mark by appearing in concert with the legendary Johnny Mathis and Reba McEntire.
This very versatile stand-up comedian is comfortable moderating a corporate awards banquet, to serving as host of a huge outdoor concert, or even to audiences of 25,000. His quick wit and “off-the-wall sense of humor” has served him well as a guest on syndicated radio shows and numerous television appearances.
Dick Hardwick’s strong audience reaction is a testament to his ability to know what works, each and every time he hits the stage. Every one of his clients celebrate Dick Hardwick’s unique ability to entertain with big laughs while never using any offensive language. He may also incorporate a variety of music into his stand up comedy act, and as the former drummer for the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, he does a comedy drum routine that wins him many accolades.
Receiving a Doctor of Performing Arts h.c. from Westfield State University solidified a career of comedy and music celebrating the hard work Dick Hardwick has put into the countless hours of perfecting his craft as an entertainer. Dick has paid his dues at the Improv in Hollywood and as a headliner at the Ice House in Pasadena but focuses on concert tours and shows across the country where he incorporates a variety of musical instruments into his act.
Dick has served as the spokesman for the Reno/Tahoe Visitor and Convention Bureau and has had countless corporate clients from Coca-Cola to IBM. An avid golfer and fly fisherman, Dick has appeared at many celebrity golf tournaments, including the John Elway Classic in Denver, Greg Norman’s Shark Shootout and Jeff Foxworthy’s Duke Children’s Hospital Classic.
He still gets to play the drums and has for more than three decades with the actor and musician friend Conrad Janis and The Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band. “I’ve had the good fortune to record several CDs and tour with my pal, guitar legend John Jorgenson. We just recorded a tune which I closed my comedy set with on The Grand Ole’ Opry called ‘Grits.’”
One thing for sure, wherever and whenever Dick performs, he gets big laughs without ever using any offensive language, four-letter words, or off-color jokes. “I have never felt that it’s necessary to ‘work blue’ to be funny,” he says. “And my career has absolutely proved that to be true.”