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[GUEST HOST] Erik Griffin

[GUEST HOST] Erik Griffin
Posted July 1st, 2013 @ 12:34pm by Sam Dysart

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The ever-popular funnyman Erik Griffin will be our worthy Guest Host this week. You will most likely recognize Griffin from his wacky and outrageous recurring character Montez Walker on the hit show Workaholics.  He recently released his debut album Technical Foul: Volume One back in March and featured it in his Half Hour on Comedy Central. And just in case you missed out on that, you can see Griffin at a comedy club or college near you, since that is what he’s been up to for the past couple months. 

Also, you’ll be able to see him in the presently picked up fourth and fifth seasons of Workaholics. Griffin does, indeed, have a good number of experiences at comedy festivals and well-known shows. These performances range from Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, Last Comic Driving on NBC, Comics Without Borders on Showtime, and nationally syndicated Comics Unleashed. Griffin additionally received rave reviews at the 2008 Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival due to his hilarious style and stage presence.

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He has this niche for great observations and spot on social commentary. And, as mentioned before, he has a wacky, yet dynamic vocal styling that when mixed with his ridiculous facial expressions, produces a sort of unexpected hilarity that is both thoroughly enjoyable as well as impressive.

Griffin draws on his multicultural background to help in his joke formulation. His mother is Central American-Caribbean and his father is of European decent. And yes, he does spell “Erik” with a ‘K’ so you might assume he is some sort of Norwegian, but rest assure he is his parents’ son.

But he really takes his background to good liking, forming jokes like, “I know I look Middle Eastern, that’s why I say hey Middle Eastern girls, go for me, I’ve got the look, see I’ve got hairy knuckles, so you get the look without all the attitude!” You can check out more of that bit in the video below.

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So with all things being said…or read…because this is an article…unless you’re reading this out loud…in which case you must really like the sound of your own voice…you now know why we chose Erik Griffin as our Guest Host and hope that you find him as funny as we do, and if you don’t, well then you’re racist…okay you’re not racist…you’re just profiling…okay fine you’re not doing that either…you just seriously need to tune up your funny bone! And what better way than to listen to Erik over the airways or by downloading the iHeart Radio app and listening there? Enjoy listening to Erik this week as much as we will every hour at the :45 minute mark! 

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