Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. 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, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik 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. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
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 time.
Buh-Rian (As the valley girls call him) Monarch has been heating up the LA comedy scene for years. He plays all of the biggest stages in Hollywood. He's worked with such greats as Margaret Cho, Louis CK, Chris D'Elia, Bryan Callen, Iliza Shlesinger, Ahmed Ahmed, Bobby Lee, and Bret Ernst to name a few. You can catch him on any given night at your favorite comedy clubs around town. His uncensored views are always something to behold... Don't miss him live! Follow him on twitter @BrianMonarch
Wil Anderson is a stand up first and foremost, touring Australia and the world at every opportunity, performing more than two hundred shows a year. His stand up is a densely written, high-speed ride through one of the most wonderful comedic imaginations in the world. Politics, pop and the personal come together in a Wil Anderson routine, always delivered with more conviction and enthusiasm than any man’s vocal chords can take.
Over the last 4 years Wil spent a lot of time north of the equator, performing live in London, Edinburgh, Ireland, Montreal, Canada, New Zealand and across the US and securing regular guest appearances on the popular US late night comedy talk show, Chelsea Lately.
But it’s on stage where Wil is in his element: 2012 saw Wil busy touring his hit live show Wilarious to sold out venues around Australia, earning rave reviews and winning his third consecutive Bulmer's People’s Choice Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, not to mention being named one of comedy’s hottest acts by none other than John Cleese.
2013 saw Wil’s most successful tour yet, with GoodWil being seen by over 50,000 people including audience across North America in Vancouver, Montreal, LA, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, DC, Cleveland and Denver.
GoodWil was awarded a Fringe Award for Best Comedy during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and enjoyed a sell-out 21-night run at the prestigious 1600-seat Princess Theatre during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where it received a five-star review from the Herald-Sun. It was later performed everywhere from a a log-cabin in Alaska to a two-week sold-out season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London.
Line up: Brian Monarch
Socal Stand Up Presents has been bringing the best live comedy shows to the Improv for years. Every show promises some of best up and comers plus today's stars. Previous headliners include Chris D'Elia, Adam Devine, Ahmed Ahmed, Erik Griffin, Amy Schumer, Margaret Cho and more!