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," is soon to be released and he will be featured on Comedy Central's "The Half Hour." 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, "Live at Gotham" on Comedy Central, "Last Comic Driving" on NBC, "Comics Without Borders" on Showtime and nationally syndicated "Comics Unleashed." He can also be seen in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Bud Light "Swear Jar." At the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews and was featured at the NACA National Conference, the East Regional and 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, the Tribeca Film Festival documentary "Just Like Us." 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 descent, 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.