Chris Witaske

Actor. Writer. Comedian.

About me

What's New: Watch Chris in the new Netflix original comedy series "LOVE" from executive producer Judd Apatow premiering February 19th. Chris hosts a live interview show called "So You Do Comedy...?" @ The Upright Citzen's Brigade Sunset Theater in Los Angeles every fourth Monday of the month. Next show January 25th at 7pm with guest Bob Odenkirk.

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Chris Witaske

Chris Witaske is a veteran of The Second City in Chicago, where he began taking classes and performing at age thirteen. His television credits include Netflix’s W/ Bob and David, New Girl, HBO’s The Comeback, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Netflix upcoming comedy series “Love” produced by Judd Apatow.

On stage, Witaske wrote and performed in two Second City e.t.c. revues and The Second City National Touring Company. He’s performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in the New Faces of Comedy showcase, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Comedy Central Stage, UCB LA, The Mr. Show reunion tour and Bob Odenkirk’s book release tour. Chris is also an alumni of the iO and Annoyance Theater’s in Chicago. He graduated with a BA in Theatre from The University of Iowa.




William Morris Endeavor
Doug Lucterhand


Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
Naomi Odenkirk
Marc Provissiero (Lit Manager)

(Commercial Agent)

Reign Agency
Laura Soo Hoo

In The Works

Here's some stuff I'm working on now.


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  • Chicago’s 2013 Comedy Man of the Year” -Time Out Chicago
  • 10 people who SNL should hire -Rolling Stone
  • “Chris Witaske displays chops, versatility and swagger a la Kevin Dorf in his heavy workload of sketches” ­ -Chicago Now
  • “Chris Witaske is definitely a man to watch. Keep your eyes out. This guy is clearly a star” ­  -Chicago Theater Beat

My resume




– Love (Recurring Guest Star) Netflix With

– Bob and David (Guest Star) Netflix

– New Girl (Co-Star) FOX

– The Comeback (Guest Star) HBO

– Jimmy Kimmel Live (Recurring Guest Star) ABC


– Pie Guys (Guest Star) Comedy Central (web)

– The Onion News Network (Recurring Guest Star)

– Second City Network Videos

– Sad On Vacation – Sketch Comedy Group / Digital Shorts


– Mr. Show Reunion Tour (Guest Star)

– Bob Odenkirk Book Release Tour (Guest Star) American Tour

– New Faces of Comedy: Characters Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Fest

– Alone: Chicago’s Best Solo Acts Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Fest

– The Not Inappropriate Show Just For Laughs Chicago

– Gentlemen’s Club w/ Bob Odenkirk UCB L.A. / SF SketchFest

– Witaske and Barinholtz – Two Man Sketch Comedy UCB L.A. / Comedy Central Stage

– A Show For Our Resumes UCB Sunset Spank Show

– A Clowncar Named Desire, The Second City Chicago e.t.c ( 4 out of 4 Stars Chicago Tribune)

– We’re All In This Room Together, The Second City Chicago e.t.c  (Jeff Award Best Revue)

– The Second City National Touring Company (3 Years Touring, Blue Co.)

– The Second City Touring Company European Tour

– Second City on board Norwegian Cruise Lines

– Witaske and Hartman Sketch Comedy , UP Comedy Club Chicago (Dir. Mick Napier)

– Swear Jar: Sketch Revue , The Annoyance Theatre (Dir. Mick Napier)

– Scientology! The Musical The Annoyance Theatre

– Sumer Nights,  iO West (Improv Team)

– Various Harold Teams iO Chicago

– The Jam – Host iO Chicago


 B.A. Theatre Arts The University of Iowa

– UCB Improv Training Levels 1-4 UCB L.A.

– Robert D’Avanzo On Camera Auditioning Class L.A.

– On Camera I & II Chicago Acting Studio

– Assistant Director  – Second City 50th Anniversary Show (Dir. Mick Napier)

– The Second City Chicago Conservatory Program / High School Program

– iO Theatre Chicago Training Program

– The Annoyance Theatre Chicago