Fans may know him better as Montez Walker from the Comedy Central hit series Workaholics, but comedian Erik Griffin has much more to say. His debut comedy album Technical Foul: Volume One was released earlier this year.
Known for his hilarious observations about life, love and self-evaluation, Griffin is excited about forging the comedy path on SideOneDummy. “I’m excited to be the official dummy on the label. Indie rock and comedy are definitely second cousins,” says Griffin.
The decision for co-owner Joe Sib and the rest of SideOneDummy to release a comedy album was an easy one. “The first time I saw the cover for Class Clown by George Carlin, I thought it was a rock record,” states Sib, “Carlin’s long hair, jean jacket and Levis made him look like he was in a band. Then I put the record on and had my virgin ears blown off and my love for stand-up began.” He added, “In my opinion, comedians and musicians are cut from the same cloth. A number of comics at one point or another wanted to be musicians; they wanted to rock. And most musicians fancy themselves a bit of a comic when they are not rocking. In the times we are currently living in, I think everyone could use a good laugh.”
Griffin has become a mainstay on television thanks to his recurring role on Workaholics. His stand-up comedy has appeared in specials like The Half Hour (Comedy Central), The Payaso Comedy Slam, Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, Showtime’s Comics Without Borders and the nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed. He has also appeared in the History Channel’s Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black and the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary Just Like Us.