Daymon Ferguson hails from Hell. Or rather, Oroville California, where he was born into a white trash tradition that he’s been trying to escape ever since. High school brought the impetus Daymon needed to become a comedian—he announced to his tenth grade drama teacher that he would one day become a stand-up comic. He got right on that, too. A mere twenty years later, here he is! But first he had to take care of a few other careers—Daymon has been a diesel truck mechanic, pizza delivery guy, forklift mechanic, waiter, racecar driver, ditch digger, exotic dancers’ bodyguard, and lawyer. All of which have helped prepare him for a career standing up in front of a bunch of people, sharing his most intimate feelings and telling jokes about genitals. Ten years of work as a lawyer taught Daymon to truly despise lawyers. Since making the decision to quit law for comedy, he’s started to feel his soul growing back. It kind of itches. When he’s not telling jokes, Daymon likes to tempt the fates that have let him live for the last 35 years. He flies small planes, scuba dives, is an avid hiker/backpacker and pretends to be a medieval warrior by putting on 50 pounds of plate metal and running around in the blazing sun getting hit by big men with sticks. He is also an actor, a half-assed guitar player, and an avid wine connoisseur. (But please don’t call him a wine geek—he prefers the far more dignified “cork dork.”) He’ll pay $100 for a bottle of wine. But in beer he is true to his white trash roots—he refuses to spend more than $6 on a 12-pack. Daymon lives in San Jose, California with his lovely wife, his lovely daughters, his dog, cats, some hate filled love birds, and a bunch of fussy, demanding, and emotionally abusive houseplants. Daymon is a regular at clubs all over the country and has been a featured performer in the Laugh Your
Ashville Off and Laughing Skull comedy festivals.
Daymon’s “Short” Bio:
Daymon Ferguson has been described as “Cute as a button, if the button said Kill”. In reality this loving father and husband is just misunderstood. Born into an entrenched trailer trash tradition he went to law school driving a Camaro with a gun rack. Law just didn’t fit as a career for Daymon, he’s a little to attached to ideals like truth and justice to have ever made it as a lawyer(he is also basically, lazy). Daymon’s high energy, sweaty outrage on stage is tempered by his love of the art of stand up comedy and profound appreciation for his audience.
Daymon is a regular at clubs all over the country and has been a featured performer in the Laugh Your Ashville Off and Laughing Skull comedy festivals.