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After giving Stand-Up a shot on summer vacation after his sophomore year at Hampton University, Erik quickly adopted a new identity as not only actor, but Stand-Up Comedian. In college, Erik hosted and performed on most of Hampton’s Homecoming and Spring Fest Comedy shows. After graduating college in 2013, he returned home to Philadelphia where he was soon picked up by Helium Comedy Club where he’s opened for Dick Gregory, Sam Morril, Dov Davidoff, Godfrey, Mark Normand, DeRay Davis, Arnez J, etc. He then quickly began headlining venues along the East Coast and working at various New York Comedy Clubs including Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, etc.
Erik’s top prize winning performance at the Conshy Comedy Fest in 2017 was instrumental in fueling a series of fortune for his Stand-Up career. In 2018, Erik headlined and produced his own show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and performed at both the Asheville Comedy Festival and Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI. He filmed for Comedy Time TV in LA, and Carolines on Broadway featured Erik on “Carolines Presents”, showcasing him as one of New York’s best breakout comics.