Erik Griffin is probably best known for his character "Montez" on Comedy Central's Workaholics. We think he's hilarious. He has a new standup album out and is here Wednesday doing his show. Don't miss it! Mei did a quick Q&A with Erik. Here it is!
Where was the first your first show? My first show ever was at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. The graduation performance of a stand up class.
Who would you say is one of your top influences in comedy? Eddie Murphy. I remember watching Saturday Night Live and being amazed by his commitment. Then I saw Raw his concert movie in the theaters and I was hooked.
Favorite Foods: Sushi!
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences? When I first started, I was doing a show in Great Falls Montana in a "casino". The stage was a couple of boxes put together in front of a curtain hiding a couple of slot machines with people actually playing! The hotel was called. "Motel" the door to my room was on an alley with a strip club and adult book store at the end of the alley.
What two words would best describe your performance? Honest Animation