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.
Years ago, Esquire called Ben Gleib one of "six comedians who could be comedy's next big thing." The other 5 were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for each of them, and it now seems to be Gleib's time. His first hour special, Ben Gleib: Neurotic Gangster, premiered on Showtime in June. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3045/comedians070207/
For 7 years he was one of the stars of Chelsea Lately, and now is Host and Executive Producer of "Idiotest," the Emmy nominated comedy game show in its third season on GSN, as their most watched original show. (For Gleib, EP is not just a title. He helps create all of the show's brain puzzles.)
Gleib is also a regular on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and has made multiple appearances on Comedy Central's @midnight.
A truly unique voice in comedy, Gleib has been a regular on-air contributor to CNN and NPR (where he won a Golden Mic,) is an accomplished voice over actor (The Book of Life, Ice Age: Continental Drift -the second highest grossing animated movie of all-time internationally,) and this year co-anchored a week of ABC News digital from their world news headquarters in New York. An unusual gig for a comedian, another example of why he is one of the most multi-talented comics working today.
Gleib has been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007 and has toured arenas with Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook. His podcast 'Last Week On Earth,' debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, was #1 on stitcher for 20 straight weeks, and his online videos have received over 20 million views.
J Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured nationally in arenas with Dane Cook, Internationally in Stadiums with Russell Peters and written songs for American Idol. He is in fact the funniest person that you have never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view. His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business. Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J Chris Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show. J Chris Newberg recently finished being lead writer on Idiotest for GSN and is currently writing at E! He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it.
British born actor. comedian Chris James started his career in NY. In just a few years he wrote and directed his one man show, selling out theaters all over the city including the world famous NY Comedy Club. Chris decided the time was right to move to Hollywood and before the ink had dried on his green card he was signed to a top LA agent. His first audition landed him a role in the hit FOX show ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. As a stand up comedian, Chris has performed Major Clubs in LA, including the world famous Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and The laugh Factory. Chris also successfully wrote, produced and starred in his first half hour special, “One Night of Stand Up”, hosted by HBO’s Tourgasm, Jay Davis. Chris has been performing standup all over the world and recently came back from a tour in South Africa.
Adam Richmond was one of the youngest touring headliners to come out of Canada in the year 2002. His high energy, and fearless stage presence has made him a favorite among colleges and clubs all around North America, as he now makes his way through the American Market. He resides in the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, and was showcased on this past season of ‘Last Comic Standing’ and was recently on NBC’s ‘Last Call’ with Carson Daly. He produces one of the most popular monthly shows called RHOC - ‘Richmond’s House Of Comedy’ once a month at the Hollywood Improv. While also doing regular audience warm-up work for ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’ and the TV Guide channel, Adam has also gone global! Not only did he complete a tremendously successful USO tour for the American troops in Japan/Korea/Guam, he’s added Australia to the list and has recently performed at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Also a writer and an actor, Adam has appeared on Nickelodeon, Fox Sports Net, and several nationally televised commercials, and now can be seen on the TV and buses as the Spokesperson and ‘man on the street’ for the LA METRO. With his fun persona, Richmond has the ability to make an audience feel comfortable in his presence, and has definitely become a candidate as one of the new comedy faces the world will see for many years to come. Go see Richmond and witness how much you can get away with when an audience likes you.
Originally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC'S Last Comic Standing. Most recently her debut one hour comedy special, War Paint reached #1 on the iTunes charts and was named one of the “Top Ten Albums of 2013” on iTunes. It is currently available on Netflix. She was the host of CBS's syndicated comedy dating show Excused, in which she filmed 230 episodes. Iliza's TV credits include TBS’ Deal With It, Comedy Central Presents, as well as NBC'S Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, E! Network's Chelsea Lately and The Soup, TBS’ Who Gets the Last Laugh?, and Showtime's Pauly Shore and Friends and Bridging the Gap Comedy Festival. She is featured in the comedy documentary I Am Comic. Her live stand-up résumé also includes performing at the coveted Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, hundreds of clubs and colleges, and in various countries for our troops overseas. Iliza loves the troops and was honored to participate in The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's personal USO Tour throughout the Middle East and Europe.
Nat Baimel is a comedian, upbeat problem solver, and awkward philosopher with a knack for always looking on the bright side. His smart, well-crafted, and socially conscious material is somehow dark and adorable all at once. He has been featured by MTV.com, the Chive, Cheezburger, CollegeHumor.com, "Laughs" on Fox, Rolling Stone, the front page of reddit, and even internet guru George Takei (three times).
Nat has performed at the prestigious Laughing Skull and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions, and headlined internationally at the 7th annual Hong Kong Comedy Festival. He lives in Los Angeles and tours the nation constantly. He is a hugger, because he has a higher success rate with those than with handshakes.
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