Drake Witham's comedy career began at an office Christmas party in a room filled with 200 co-workers. He had them all laughing with devastating impressions of his editors and criticisms of his employer, the Dallas Morning News. But not everyone liked the show. One of the editors was reduced to tears.
It wasn't a mean-spirited show but Witham decided it was time to leave journalism behind. Within six months he was in Los Angeles, wowing audiences with his deadpan delivery and razor-sharp wit.
An award-winning journalist, Witham always enjoyed making co-workers laugh. He once organized pager-races in which two competitors set their rigs to vibrate and dialed furiously, trying to move them to the finish line.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Witham has performed on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. House. He won the Seattle Comedy Competition and has twice spent ten days performing for the troops in Iraq.