David Huntsberger was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. He attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. After college, he moved to San Diego and worked as a substitute teacher during the day, while doing stand up at night. Two years later, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he was noticed by Comedy Central and asked to appear on season nine of Premium Blend. In 2006, he was runner-up in the annual Funniest Person in Austin Contest. He also reached the semifinals on season four of Last Comic Standing. Huntsberger regularly opens for Nick Swardson and Doug Benson, and has worked with Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Eddie Gossling, Tig Notaro, and Patton Oswalt. In 2009, he performed at the Bentzen Ball in Washington, DC. In his free time, he likes drawing and fly fishing.