Fans of the hit Comedy Central series Workaholics instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Most recently, his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, was released and his Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour stand-up special premiered this year. You should also be looking forward to Erik’s appearances in the hotly anticipated I’m Dying Up Here, about the world of stand-up in the 70’s in LA, on Showtime.
Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated Payaso Comedy Slam seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks. In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was also featured in the Tribeca Film Festival documentary Just Like Us. With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik 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.