As unbelievable as it may sound, Derek spent the first nine
months of his life inside another human being. He had a pretty
typical suburban childhood. His father was an accomplished
ninja (now retired) and his mother was an accomplished
housewife (also retired). Although martial arts and housewifery
were quite tempting, he opted to take a different path instead.
Now let's get to know Derek more intimately:
Derek is a gummy bear enthusiast. Unlike World Wars I and II
combined, he is not responsible for the loss of millions of lives.
He admits a dependency upon vowels, and he would not be
where he is today without them. It is debatable whether or not he
played a role in the invention of the ham and cheese sandwich.
He can tread water for obscene lengths of time when necessary.
He enjoys the liberal use of parentheses. His dislikes include
famine, disease, and his unfortunate nickname, "Light 'n Sassy."
On a less serious note:
Derek founded Fishbowl Catharsis in October 2005. He has
taken sketch and improv instruction at Upright Citizens Brigade
Theatre in New York. His comic influences include Mr. Show,
'85-'95 SNL, George Carlin, Conan O'Brien, and Mitch Hedberg.
You can email Derek at email@example.com