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Eric Griffin: Erik Griffin, a first generation American-born comedian/actor, is hard working, ambitious,
talented, and most importantly “funny” according to his mother. Erik made the decision in 2003
to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. This challenge
paid off, Erik will next be seen as a recurring character on the new Comedy Central series, The
Workaholics as “Montez Walker”.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated Payaso Comedy Slam
seen on SHOWTIME and COMEDY CENTRAL networks, Live at Gotham on COMEDY
CENTRAL, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics Without Borders on SHOWTIME, nationally
syndicated Comics Unleashed; and he can be seen featured in several national commercials,
including the Emmy winning, Budlight Swear Jar. In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal
Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA
National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is
currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on, Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black on the HISTORY
CHANNEL, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary, Just Like Us and will be
touring the world promoting the movie.
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European
decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural
diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self-evaluation, he
brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Melissa Villasenor: Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”