Erik Griffin, a first generation, American born comedian/actor, is hardworking, ambitious, talented, and most importantly, “funny,” according to his mother. Griffin made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. This challenge paid off, and Griffin will next be seen as a recurring character on the new Comedy Central series, Workaholics, as Montez Walker.
Griffin first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA Awards nominated The Payaso Comedy Slam on Showtime and Comedy Central, Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics without Borders on Showtime, and the nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed. He can be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy Award winning, Bud Light Swear Jar.
In 2008 at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Griffin was featured at the 2008 NACA West Regional Showcase, the 2007 NACA East Regional Showcase, and the 2006 NACA West Regional Showcase. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Griffin was seen on Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black on the History Channel. He was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival documentary, Just like Us, and will be touring the world promoting the movie.
With his multicultural background, a Central American Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Griffin blends well into the North American landscape, particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love, and self-evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.