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About Drake Witham

Drake Witham's comedy career began in 2001 at an office Christmas party in front of 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.

He wasn't fired but they didn't exactly lock the doors from the outside either. Within six months he was in Los Angeles, performing at coffee shops, open mics and a laundromat.

An award-winning journalist, Witham is also an accomplished athlete. He was the starting point guard on the worst team in the history of Virginia High School basketball. 0-21. Witham was voted most improved. Claims that he was disqualified in the quarterfinals of the Miss Black Nevada Pageant are not true.

Much of his material comes from the working world where he has toiled not only as a journalist but as a temp, an SAT proctor and even as a berry picker.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Witham... Read More »

Drake Witham's comedy career began in 2001 at an office Christmas party in front of 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.

He wasn't fired but they didn't exactly lock the doors from the outside either. Within six months he was in Los Angeles, performing at coffee shops, open mics and a laundromat.

An award-winning journalist, Witham is also an accomplished athlete. He was the starting point guard on the worst team in the history of Virginia High School basketball. 0-21. Witham was voted most improved. Claims that he was disqualified in the quarterfinals of the Miss Black Nevada Pageant are not true.

Much of his material comes from the working world where he has toiled not only as a journalist but as a temp, an SAT proctor and even as a berry picker.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Witham tours nationally and has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and Ice House.

He recently won the Seattle Comedy Competition and spent ten days performing for the troops in Iraq.