Derek Waters

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Derek Waters
Born Derek Matthew Waters
(1979-07-30) July 30, 1979 (age 39)
Lutherville, Maryland,[1] US
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer

Derek Matthew Waters (born July 30, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the co-creator and host of the Comedy Central series Drunk History.

Life and career[edit]

Waters was raised in Lutherville, Maryland.[1] He attended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland, graduating in 1998.[2] He has performed sketch comedy in Los Angeles since 2000, and for many years was part of the comedy duo Derek & Simon with Simon Helberg. The two starred together in the web series Derek & Simon: The Show on the comedy website Super Deluxe, which they created with comedian Bob Odenkirk. They made two short films "Derek & Simon: The Pity Card" (co-starring Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader) and "Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette" (co-starring Casey Wilson and Emily Rutherfurd) and had a pilot deal with HBO in 2005.

Waters has appeared on television programs such as The League, Funny or Die Presents, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Maron, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, The Sarah Silverman Program, Santa Clarita Diet, and The Middle. He has also appeared in films such as The Brothers Solomon, Hall Pass, For Your Consideration, and This Means War. In 2003, he co-starred in the ABC series Married to the Kellys.

Waters co-created and hosts the Comedy Central series Drunk History. The show originally started as a series of shorts for Funny or Die.


  1. ^ a b Charles, Josh; Mulvihill, Amy. "Josh Charles and Derek Waters". Baltimore Magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Towson High Alumni Association Website". Retrieved February 18, 2016. 

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