"An Attitude with a Tie"
Born and raised in New Jersey and the product of thirteen years of Catholic education, stand-up comedian Tom Drake’s act has been called “An Attitude with a Tie”. His likeable style and funny observational skills, however, have made him a popular performer in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on the concert stage and aboard cruise ships around the world. A late entry into the comedy field, Tom was 36 years old when he finally went full time.
In 1995, Tom was offered a chance to audition for the major cruise lines at a showcase in Miami, Florida. Tom’s spot was near the end of a very long show and he was following an Al Jolson tribute. Tom’s audition went very well and the next day Tom was offered fourteen months of work on five different cruise lines. Those fourteen months turned into eighteen years, thirty countries, thousands of frequent flyer miles, countless Caribbean islands, a few sunburns, a couple of hangovers and a third wife who is a Cruise Director. In 1999, Tom was married to Dottie Kulasa who has actually spent more years at sea than Tom.
So, Tom has spent the last eighteen years as one of the hardest working comics in show business that “no one has ever heard of” , spending thirty five weeks per year year at sea performing in front of audiences of 700 to 1500 as a showroom headliner.
Tom says if he could change one thing in his career so far, he would have pursued television appearances more aggressively so his parents could have seen him perform more, but, the ships offered Tom a chance to develop his act in front of a cross-section of America while seeing the world at the same time”. Oh…and get paid for it too!
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