About Erik Griffin
A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as the mustachioed Montez
Walker on the hit Comedy Central series WORKAHOLICS, which recently wrapped its seventh
and final season.
Griffin is currently a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series I’M DYING UP HERE that is
in production on season 2. 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. Griffin also has an hour-long comedy special, THE UGLY TRUTH,
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 can be seen in Jake Szymanski’s MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
and Kerem Sanga’s FIRST GIRL I LOVED. He recently starred in Laurie Collyer’s feature
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