Bio

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Daren Streblow’s unique style of observational stand-up comedy has been entertaining hundreds-of-thousands of people throughout the United States and around the world since he first stepped on the stage in 1995. Daren headlines churches, fundraisers, corporate functions, and colleges all over North America. He’s a “humor opportunist” who is always looking for the comical side of life and how people live it. He takes topics that everyone can relate to and filters them through his unique lens where connecting A to B leads to a letter in the Greek alphabet or maybe salad dressing.

With an offbeat style that has earned him the title “The King of Uncool,” Daren’s demeanor carries an audience along at an easy pace, and often take people by surprise with the intensity of their own laughter. He works hard to craft his humor in well-oiled routines that works magic with the audience and creates a solid connection with them, often catering to their specific age, profession, or background. Added to his love for stories, comical facial-expression, and wild antics, you have a presentation that is both sophisticated and wacky, whimsical and thoughtful, and just plain fun to behold.

Born in Ely, Minnesota, Daren grew up with a robust imagination. He loved superheroes, which often got him into trouble. He would pin a large “S” on his chest, wrap a dish-towel around his neck, and jump into moving traffic to stop the villainous drivers. Fortunately for him, it always worked. He also found amusement in shooting arrows at neighbor’s houses and occasionally lighting campfires in their basements. He confesses that his mother “wasn’t at her emotional best during those years.”

Daren is often asked if he was the class clown in school. “Not really” he says. “I had a sense of humor, but it was pretty raw and unrefined. So when I cracked jokes in class most of my classmates thought I was being serious and wrote me off as a space alien.” Daren’s humor did occasionally cause his teachers to laugh out loud. “But making the teacher laugh didn’t score a lot of points with my peers.”

Daren’s mother saw that he needed a creative outlet and encouraged him to take a part-time job at KDNW radio in Duluth, Minnesota. “I was 16 and had this super-deep voice that made listeners think I was 40. So they thought it was weird when I was telling them little stories about something funny that happened in algebra class.”

He earned a degree in communications from University of Minnesota, Duluth. At the time, Daren believed he was pursuing a lifelong career in radio, but a strange event changed his direction. Out of the blue, a still small voice told him to be a comedian. Weird. However, Daren says he will tell you all the details if you ask him and he insists there were no drugs involved.

Early in his comedy career, Daren met comedian Brad Stine who became an instrumental influence on the young performer’s development. Brad encouraged Daren to get involved in open-mic nights at comedy clubs. For 4 years Daren drove 2 1/2 hours to Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, performed a 3 to 7 minute set, and drove back home. He says those years were his comedy education and if you can learn to make people laugh with clean comedy in an open-mic environment, it will work anywhere.

Daren Streblow enjoys the challenge and creativity that comes with being a clean comedian. He performs around the United States and around the world in clubs, colleges, corporations, and even churches with a hysterical act that is getting rave reviews from people of all walks of life.

In 2011, Daren was given the opportunity to bring his comedy back to the airwaves. Media Outfitters Inc., teamed up with Daren and launched the syndicated “Daren Streblow Comedy Show” providing a weekly dose of classy comedy to the United States and overseas. The show can be heard in over 70 markets — a number that continues to grow at a rapid pace.

DAREN HAS WORKED FOR:

Disney Cruise Line
Universal Studios Rock the Universe
Bananas Television
Thou Shalt Laugh
Youth Specialties
ACME Comedy Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Charlie Goodnights, Raleigh, NC
Knuckleheads Mall of America
The Improv, West Palm Beach, Florida
Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
Maytag Corporation
Airmark, Inc.
Golden Living Centers
Orlando Regional Realtors Association
Northwestern College
Dayspring Greeting Cards
Integrity Music
Youth for Christ
Believe
Christ in Youth

DAREN HAS TOURED WITH:

Apostles of Comedy
Pure Comedy Tour
Beyond Funny Tour
David Phelps Tour
Ken Davis Tour
Brad Stine Tour
World Vision’s Laugh out Loud Tour
The Circuit
Jeff Allen and Friends “Funny People of Faith”

“He was great! An evening full of laughter. You don’t have to be obscene to be hilarious.”
– Georgia Senator Robert Lamutt

“Daren had people holding their stomachs with tears of laughter rolling down their cheeks. Daren knows his audience and knows how to tickle their funny bone.”
– Wayne Pederson-Northwestern College Radio

“Daren was great. We enjoyed him very much. On and off the stage he was a gentleman.”
– Craig Lord-Lord Construction, Morristown, NJ

“Daren Streblow’s energetic performance was hilarious! It felt very nice as a corporation to bring in a stand-up comedian without worrying that he would say something offensive. We also appreciated how Daren tailor-made his routines to be perfect for our group. I would recommend Daren for large corporations and small businesses alike.”
– Barbara Olson-Doolittle’s Restaurants, Minnesota

“Daren Streblow’s stand-up comedy made our event shine! Our large staff is made up of a diversity of individuals and Daren managed to entertain everyone from the teens to the 60-year-olds with his clean, positive comedy. His jokes that he specially crafted for our staff were still being laughed about the next day! We also found Daren to be very flexible, courteous, and easy to work with. We want him back!”
– Julie Degen, Director of Sales and Marketing for Holiday Inn, Brainerd, Minnesota

“Daren Streblow’s comedy show was great! We received a lot of comments saying, ‘I wish we had brought more people!’ Daren is funny, clean, easy to work with and he relates well with college students. His performance made a great memory for us!”
– Rebecca Fogell – On Campus Events Coordinator – Gordon College – Wenham, MA

“Daren was great. SUPER easy to work with. He was definitely a HUGE part of the success of the evening.”
– Ryan Koral – Community Outreach Director – Rochester College – Rochester Hills, MI

“Daren was very professional and the owner of the company especially liked his clean humor.”
Alexys Eskola – Airmark, Inc.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT HAVE USED DAREN STREBLOW

Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia
Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Hamline, University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kettering University, Flint, MI
Lubbock Christian University, Lubbock, Texas
Luther College, Iowa
North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
North Central Bible College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oak Hills Bible College, Bemidji, Minnesota
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinios
Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Rochester College, Rochester Hills, Michigan
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
St. Johnís University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Duluth
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
University of Wisconsin, Superior
University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Valley City State University, Valley City, North Dakota
Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa
Warner Southern College, Lake Wales, Florida

“Daren was wonderful.”
– William Grenier – Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL

“We thoroughly enjoyed Daren Streblowís clean comedy performance and he made quite an impact on our students. Daren was funny, relevant, and deep without getting heavy. Everyone loved it. He was great!î
– Jennifer Enke – Christian Campus Ministry Counsel – Central Missouri State University – Warrensburg, MO

“It was a barrel of laughs and touching at the same time.”
– Intervarsity Large Group Team-The University of Wisconsin, Superior

“I think most everyone was laughing so hard tears were falling.”
– Kristen Wilcox-Intervarsity, St. Cloud State University, MN

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE USED DAREN

Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges, Hudsonville, MI
Campus Life, Fort Wayne, IN
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Eau Claire, WI
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Souix Falls, SD
GOBEDO Youth Experience, Fort Walton Beach, FL
James Valley Youth for Christ, Jamestown, ND
Maranatha Academy, Superior, WI
Mesabi Range Youth for Christ, Virginia, MN
Minnesota Church Ministries Association, Minneapolis, MN (Met in Superior, WI)
North Iowa Youth for Christ, Mason City, IA
Oklahoma Church of God State Convention, OK
P.U.S.H. Conference, Poplar Bluff, MO
Primetime Youth Outreach, Valley City, ND
Rochester Area Youth for Christ, Rochester, MN
Rock Valley Youth for Christ, Janesville, WI
Roseau Area Youth Leaders (RAYL), Roseau, WI
Salvation Army, Atlanta, GA
Youth for Christ, Brainerd, MN
Youth for Christ, Duluth, MN
Youth for Christ, Willmar, MN
Advent Lutheran Church, Maple Grove, MN
Asbury United Methodist Church, Livermore, CA
Avalon Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, IN
Bayside Baptist Church, Superior, WI
Becker Evangelical Free Church, Becker, MN
Bible Evangelical Free Church Tomah, WI
Burns Avenue Church of God, Lake Wales, FL
Calvary Church, Naperville, IL
Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Rochester, MN
Calvary Assembly of God, South Bend, IN
Calvary Temple, Fort Wayne, IN
Christ Community Church, Omaha, NE
Christian Reformed Church, Madison, WI (Performed in Osh Kosh)
Church of the Rock, Little Rock, AR
Church of the Nazarene, Waldron, AR
Cornerstone Faith Center, Sioux City, IA
Cornerstone Family Church, Des Moines, IA
Crossroads Bible Church, Norris City, IL
Crystal Hills Assembly, Paynesville, MN
Dassel Covenant Church, Dassel, MN
Davison Missionary Alliance Church, Davison, MI
Eagle Heights Baptist Church, Stillwater, OK
Elmbrook Church, Milwaukee, WI
Evangelical Covenant Church, Bemidji, MN
Evangelical Free Church, Bemidji, MN
Evangelical Free Church, Embarrass, MN
Faith Christian Outreach Church, Mt. Pleasant, IA
Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, AR
First Assembly of God, Plover, WI
First Baptist Church, Rochester, MN
First Evangelical Free Church, Bismarck, ND
First Presbyterian Church, Albert Lea, MN
First Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN
First Baptist Church Harvester, St. Charles, MO
Foxpoint Lutheran Church, Foxpoint, WI
Fredenberg Chapel, Duluth, MN
Friendship Church, Prior Lake, MN
Good Shepherd United Methodist, Bartlett, IL
Grace Church, Edina, MN
Grace Church, Roseville, MN
Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN
Grace Lutheran Church, Grafton, WI
Grace Community Church, Omaha, NE
Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake, MN
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Lakeville, MN
Household of Faith Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, St. Francis, MN
Maryland Community Church, Terre Haute, IN
Mission Covenant Church, Poplar, WI
Mission Hills Church, Littleton, CO
Mount of Olives Baptist Church, Duluth, MN
Northland Community Church, Orlando, FL
Oak Haven Church, Ham Lake, MN
Olivet Baptist Church, Crystal, MN
Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND
Only Believe Ministries, Botkins, OH
Osceola Grace Brethren Church, Osceola, IN
Owasso First Christian Church, Owasso, OK
Palmerdale United Methodist Church, Palmerdale, AL
Princeton Pike Church of God, Hamilton, OH
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gretna, NE
Riverwood Community Church, Cannon Falls, MN
Rock Family Worship Center, Hunstsville, AL
Sandstone Evangelical Free Church, Sandstone, MN (Performed in North Branch)
St. Augustine, Minster, OH
Trinity Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN
Valleybrook Church, Eau Claire, WI
Westgate Chapel, Toledo, OH
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Duluth, MN
Wheaton Christian Center, Carol Stream, IL
White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe, LA
Windwood Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX
Woodbridge Church, Medina, MN
Zoar Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA

“Daren Streblow makes me laugh until I can’t breathe. Very few people are capable of doing that. That’s why I’m still alive.”
– Ken Davis – Comedian, National Radio Host

“Daren Streblow is funny. Not kinda funny. Not sorta funny. But, cough-up-a-lung, can’t-catch-your-breath, throw-your-head-back-and-guffaw funny. And, that’s just his looks! Wait ’til you hear his jokes. All I have to say is this: Make sure your bladder’s empty before Daren Streblow hits the stage.”
– Mark Lowry – Comedian

“Daren is funny! I would recommend him to anyone. Except my record label, my manager, my agent…I need my job!”
– Chonda Pierce – Comedian

“Daren Streblow is a very gifted comedian and communicator for today’s ever-changing teenager. His comedy will make them laugh, his honesty will make them cry and his message about Christ will change their lives. I highly recommend him to you.”
– Dawson McAllister-National Radio Talk Show Host

“Daren is funny! He held 200 high school students, at an outreach event, in stitches for 45 minutes, including a genuine presentation of the Gospel. We will use him multiple times.”
– Mark Gold – Acclaimed Youth Speaker

“I recently ministered in New Zealand and took Daren Streblow with me. Daren is a talented stand-up comedian. He is not only an excellent draw-card for youth meetings, but he’s faithful to preach the whole counsel of God.”
– Ray Comfort-National Speaker and Author of Hell’s Best Kept Secret

“Our event, Leading , Laughter, and Love was a tremendous success and Daren Streblow’s performance was the centerpiece of a spectacular evening. He has crafted a gift for comedy and put in the work necessary to make himself an effective, creative, and powerful communicator. He combined some great spontaneous observations that connected him with our particular group along with his hilarious bits to make for a really fun evening. One couple that has had some marriage challenges commented, ‘Lately, anytime we are going to something, it is usually counseling or crisis intervention. It was so good to be able to go to an event and just relax and be able to laugh together again!’”
– Keith Tompkins – Leading With Power

2015 - Faith Life Church

“I was blown away by Daren both on and off stage. So very funny. And I was equally impressed with his humility and kindness. He showed interest in the organization and gratefulness to be a part of the event. We loved having him!”
– Marie Anderson – New Life Family Services – Minnesota

“We had Daren out this past weekend. Great dude, really funny, and very professional.”
– David Huey – Park Cities Baptist Church – Dallas, TX

“We greatly enjoyed having Daren at our anniversary celebration. He was not only funny and very entertaining on stage…we found him to be genuine and integral off stage. ”
– Pastor Mave Moyer – Eagle Worldwide Ministries

“It was an absolute pleasure having Daren perform at our dream team party this past Friday. Our event caters to ages 13 and up, and Daren lived up to his reputation as a family friendly comedian. We were beyond happy with Daren’s performance.”
– Sarah – Faith Life Church – Johnstown, OH

“Having Daren Streblow at our event was such a huge thing for our little church! There wasn’t a dry eye in the place because of how funny Daren was! It was a great night and our sides still hurt from laughing so hard. Thank you for everything. This is a memory we will never forget! This whole experience has been such an easy experience and it all came together so smoothly! Thank you for everything!
Christa Duevel – First Baptist Church – Milaca, MN

“Daren was an absolute pleasure to work with. Great communication before the show, easy going, professional, genuinely interested in our church and the audience. . . just a fantastic guy. His performance was top notch from start to finish. His prepared material of course was great, but it was the spontaneous improv interaction with the audience that was the highlight and had people rolling! We loved him.”
– Nate Lehner – Terrace Shores Church – Berlin, WI

“The show went great last Wednesday! We had a great crowd, and Daren did an awesome job engaging people of all ages. I was very impressed with his performance, as well as his relaxed, personable demeanor. I thought the night was a huge success! I hope we can have Daren back again soon!”
– Burke Lindvall – First Baptist Church – Cambridge, MN

“Daren did great, provided great comic relief to a long day. Yes he was funny and yes we look forward to working together again soon. It is a pleasure knowing someone of his character and heart.”
– Doug Payne – Christian Camping and Conference Association

“We loved Daren! He had our room laughing like crazy! We’d totally have him come back again!”
– Joelle Friesen – Fishing for Life

“The word that comes to mind is fantastic!! He was exactly what I was looking for and I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– Darrell Hayes – Family of Faith – Houston, Texas

“Daren was AWESOME…everything we hoped for.”
– Mathew Martin – Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church – Hopkins, MN

“Daren was great and great to work with. He was a hit with everyone and I would recommend him highly.”
– Steve Poston – White Mills Christian Camp – White Mills, KY

“Daren was hilarious and I have heard many, many positive comments about what a wonderful evening it was. Daren gave our small group leaders a burst of fun and a breath of fresh air!”
– Mags Bohling – Lincoln Berean Church – Lincoln, Nebraska

“Daren was absolutely wonderful. He is hysterical and has wonderful comedic style, but his tender heart toward the Lord was the thing that impressed us the most.”
– Heather Gray – World Outreach Church – Murfreesboro, Tennesee

“Our event with Daren Streblow was AMAZING! His performance was hilarious, and related well to all ages! I continue to hear feedback about people who laughed so hard they had stomach aches the next morning! Everyone left encouraged, filled with joy, and smiling! Behind the scenes Daren is a dream to work with! He was extra early, and made sure everything was set up well ahead of the performance. He is a very humble guy, flexible, easy-going, and extremely easy to work with! I especially appreciated how affirming he was of others. He even took extra time to watch a video clip of a few aspiring comedians and encouraged them in their creativity. That encouragement has them beaming with confidence!”
– Eric Blake – Salem Lutheran Church – Saint Cloud, Minnesota

“Our event this past weekend with Daren Streblow was unbelievable. He has got to be one of the nicest and sincerest person that I have ever met. His laid back attitude and humor made him incredibly easy to work with.”
– Zack Smithson – Waldron Church of the Nazarene – Waldron, Arkansas

“It went very well! I laughed till I cried!”
– Ken Chupp – 3DYC Conferences

“It went awesome , he went above and beyond our expectations, I appreciated the way he brought up Christianity, he touched on it in just an excellent way, just a right amount, he really incorporated it in a great way since it was a community event, a lot of positive comments, and everyone wrote ëgreat eventí, ëhilarious comedianí, excellent, could not have been happier, he was just hysterical, all the staff sat in the back row, so busy last year but got to listen to the whole thing this year, we were very happy, very satisfied with the service”
– Katie Schaap – New Life Services – Rochester, MN

“Having Daren was likely the single most enjoyable and relaxing evening that I can remember. What a wonderful talent and ministry Daren has! Our church family absolutely loved it. Several people came forward and made a decision to follow Jesus at the conclusion of the evening.”
– Cary Gordon – Cornerstone World Outreach Church – Sioux City, Iowa

“Our event went great. Daren was super accommodating and just a great guy to hang out with.”
– Forrest Jenan – Bethany Church – Fresno, California

“Daren was just great! Everyone loved him. We place a very high value on the arts in all its forms and are always seeking new ways to reclaim the arts for the glory of God. This is what Daren has been able to do with comedy.”

– Ginny Lawley – Granger Community Church – Granger, Indiana

“Daren was fabulous and we enjoyed having him here very much! He was easy to work with. He was very funny and did a great job of presenting the Gospel message in a safe and clear way. Off-stage time was also enjoyable with him–he went out of his way to relate to our people.”
– Karen Schuelke – Pastor of Creative Arts – Granger Community Church – Granger, Indiana

“Our youth had a blast watching Daren Streblow! Youth are bombarded with so much offensive junk in the media, but Daren showed them that big laughs can be totally clean. Daren topped it off with a moving and clear presentation of the gospel.”
– Ed Moreno – Youth Pastor – 2nd General Baptist Church – Bloomfield, Missouri

“Daren Streblow is funny! Our youth enjoyed big belly laughs as well as a very clear gospel presentation. Daren proved it’s possible to have great fun at a Christian event!”
– Troy Gunderson – Director – Youth for Christ – Jamestown, North Dakota

“I recommend Daren Streblow’s program for any youth ministry! His comedy was hilarious, age-appropriate, clean, and customized to the needs of our group. Daren was flexible to work with, and his clear Gospel presentation touched the hearts of those who didn’t know Christ. God is using Daren Streblow.”
– Tim Bolin – High School Minister – Paradise Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Paradise, CA

“Daren Streblow did a fantastic job. He is truly and gifted communicator and one of the funniest people I know. Our folks are raving about how funny he was and what a wonderful idea for an outreach event it was. Indeed it was a hit. The Gospel was presented in plain and simple language but with great power.”
– Randle Lowrance – Worship Leader – Zoar Baptist Church – Baton Rouge, LA

“Daren Streblow’s performance was splendid! We had an outreach event where our church members invited their friends. They were blown away. We also had a variety of ages present. Daren’s comedy entertained them all, and then he planted the Gospel seed. He did this without being offensive or putting anyone down! I highly recommend him.”
– Pastor Warren Sullivan – Pastor of Worship – Chippewa Evangelical Free Church – Beaver Falls, PA

“Wow! I loved Daren Streblow’s show! Daren didn’t need a band or anything else–we just introduced him, handed him a mic, and he filled an hour with hilarious clean comedy with a great message! Unlike some performers who seem to need special treatment, Daren was so easy to work with! His Gospel presentation was not only clear, but made it easy for us to follow up with our students. I highly recommend him.”
– Scott Haddix – Director of Student Ministries – Avalon Missionary Church – Fort Wayne, IN

“I continue to enjoy a ministry partnership and friendship with Daren. His heart comes through as he stepped in to serve our ministry. He is flexible, creative, and a professional. Our students and adults loved his act and the story of how God has impacted his own life. Our Comedy Cafe, with Daren, played a significant part in touching the lives of many students. I commend Daren to you as a professional comedian, a co-worker in the kingdom, and a brother in Christ.”
– Rob Yonan – Pastor of Student Ministry – Grace Community Church – Noblesville, IN

“We had a variety of ages attend our outreach event and Daren Streblow’s show appealed to them all! He’s great! Daren is proof positive that you don’t have to swear or be crude to be funny.”
– Beth Rippe – Outreach Committee – Resurrection Lutheran Church – Gretna, NE

“Daren Streblow’s performance at out outreach event was hilarious! In addition, Daren gave one of the clearest gospel presentations I have ever heard.”
– Rick Mackey-Pastor of Student Ministries, Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Rochester, Minnesota

“Daren Streblow’s program was the perfect mix between hilarious and impactful! His Gospel presentation wasn’t just tacked on the end, but was well presented. Daren is easy to work with and we found him to be sensitive to the needs of our group.”
– Pastor Daniel Winn – Youth Pastor – Cornerstone Family Non-Denominational Church – Des Moines, IA

“We have a Valentine’s banquet for our church every year. This year we decided to have Daren Streblow in to perform at it. We had never had a comedian in before so this was definitely a stretch for us. As it turned out, this was the best banquet we have ever had. Our attendance shot through the roof and Daren’s performance before a packed banquet hall was totally outstanding. Our people laughed so hard they nearly fell out of their seats. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good like a medicine.” I know that our couples went home alot “healthier” on Valentine’s night because of the efforts of Daren. His talent, professionalism, and gift of humor is much needed and his closing presentation of the gospel topped it all off. He is truly a special young man whose wit and love for God will be a valuable asset to any event.”
– Greg Jones – Associate Pastor Household of Faith Church – Gonzales, Louisiana

“Daren Streblow’s professional clean comedy exceeded the expectations of even our most skeptical people! We had a wide range of age groups and they were all laughing. Daren showed us that living the Christian life means you can laugh and have fun. He also left us with a solid and appropriate Gospel message. He’s easy to work with too.”
– Nancy Deis – Youth Director – Asbury United Methodist Church – Livermore, CA

“As one who desires quality and sincerity from talent, I have found that Daren’s ministry meets any of the criteria that I or any other promoter wants.”
– Paul Gonzales-President, Bigdayout Ministries

“Daren is, hands down, the best comedian I have ever heard.”
– Daren’s Mom