A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as the mustachioed Montez Walker on seven season of the hit Comedy Central series WORKAHOLICS.
His next hour-long comedy special, AMERIKAN WARRIOR will premiere on Showtime on June 8th. Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special, THE UGLY TRUTH, premiered on Showtime in July of last year, and was one of the network’s top-rated stand-up specials of 2017 with over one million viewers across platforms.
Griffin currently stars as a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series I’M DYING UP HERE which returned for a 2nd season on May 6th. Based on the book by former L.A. Times writer William Knoedelseder, the fictionalized series is set in the celebrated yet infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the ’70s, and co-stars Melissa Leo, Al Madrigal and Ari Graynor, under executive producer Jim Carrey.
Previous television credits include a recurring role on the Starz! comedy BLUNT TALK with Patrick Stewart, Netflix’s ONE DAY AT A TIME, FX’s YOU’RE THE WORST, Fox’s BOB’S BURGERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and Nickelodeon’s HARVEY BREAKS.
On the big screen, Griffin was previously seen in Jake Szymanski’s MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES and Kerem Sanga’s FIRST GIRL I LOVED
Distinguished as a nationally touring comedian who headlines comedy clubs and colleges nearly every weekend, Griffin’s comedy is immortalized on his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, and his Comedy Central Presents half-hour stand-up special.
Griffin started his career in comedy after making the decision in 2003 to quit his job and pursue comedy full-time. He first gained national exposure in Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, NBC’s LAST COMIC DRIVING, Showtime’s COMICS WITHOUT BORDERS, nationally syndicated COMICS UNLEASHED and performing on the ALMA Award-nominated PAYASO COMEDY SLAM on Showtime and Comedy Central networks.