Erik Griffin, a first generation Los Angeles born comedian/actor, is hard working, ambitious, talented, and most importantly "funny" to quote his mother. He has been performing comedy off and on for the past 12 years. Erik's future looks very bright. Most recently he has obtained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated Payaso Comedy Slam seen on the SHOWTIME and COMEDY CENTRAL networks, Live at Gotham on COMEDY CENTRAL, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics Without Boarders on SHOWTIME, nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed, and can be seen featured in several national commercials. He highlighted his talent in 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival to overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases and has performed at several colleges nationwide. Besides opening for Dave Attel in Washington and Damon Wayans in Irvine, California, Erik is now headlining all over the United States and Canada. Other accomplishments include winning the Northern Lights Comedy Contest, being a semifinalist in the 2005 International Seattle Comedy, attending the 5th & 6th Annual Calgary Comedy Festival as well as being a runner-up in the 2005 Rocky Mountain Laugh- Off.
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. Erik's comedy is full of hilarious observations about life, love and self-evaluation bringing together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Well where to begin with Drew Frees? Do we talk about how sweet of person he is? Do we talk about how he's a wonderful outdoors man, and that he and his pet hawk Staniel bring joy to at need children across the Midwest, with there hawk show? Do we talk about how he as an AB blood type? No!!! Because if we get to talking about those things we won't watch him do stand up. So lets just shut up with all are questions and watch him be funny.
|Like all great comics Jay Abbondanza made the pilgramage from New York to Madison to pursue comedy. Originally from Florida Jay is now delighted to be in the Midwest. He is finally in a place where people treat each other with decency. As a comic Jay has performed up and down the East Coast for the better part of a decade. He has also been twice featured in the Madison Allstars Showcase and he hosts his own podcast called The Method Behind the Madness. His comedy comments on everything from investing in gold to talking during sex and if you're nice he'll share it with you.|