Comedian Derek Richards has been busy. He's not only battled disease (he's a cancer survivor) but also ventured across the globe (to Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, etc.), providing laughs to the armed forces. His act mingles a range of tales, some of which include his time being raised in Detroit, the holidays, life in "sunny" Florida, and his former relationship with an exotic dancer.
8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The Comedy Zone Fort Mill at Madisons on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill, S.C. www.thecomedyzonefortmill.weebly.com.