Author Archives: Erik
By Erik | Published: July 31, 2012
A sketch I wrote, filmed live at the UCB Theatre.
By Erik | Published: June 19, 2012
A new video, featuring Maude Night cohorts Natasha Rothwell, Shannon Taing, and Rob Webber.
By Erik | Published: March 28, 2012
I was at this performance of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony when a cell phone began ringing and Alan Gilbert stopped the concert. So I wrote a sketch about it. Cell Phone Interruption UCBcomedy.com Watch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com
By Erik | Published: March 11, 2012
The Skate Gatsby UCBcomedy.com Watch more comedy videos from the twisted minds of the UCB Theatre at UCBcomedy.com
By Erik | Published: October 27, 2011
I just started a podcast. Get in on the round floor and tell your friends you listened to it way back when. It’s less than 10 minutes, guaranteed!
By Erik | Published: August 8, 2011
Kevin Hines is nice enough to play along in my low-budget game show. Can he tell the difference between James Joyce’s Ulysses, considered the best novel of the 20th Century by the Modern Library, and A Dance With Dragons, book five of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”? (He [...]
By Erik | Published: May 18, 2011
Patrick Clair and Kevin Hines were nice enough to play detectives in this one. They are trying to answer the question: What is the IMF?
By Erik | Published: February 19, 2011
At the Museum of the Moving Image with Kevin Hines and Silvija today, a clip of Al Jolson’s ground-breaking musical performance in The Jazz Singer reminded me of the video for Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower.”
By Erik | Published: September 7, 2010
Consider participating in National Sketch Writing Month. I’m writing a sketch a day all through September. You can follow my progress and read most of the sketches here. Here are the titles of the last two sketches I wrote: David Lee or Philip Roth: The Game Show I Got My Dick Stuck in the Brita [...]
By Erik | Published: June 9, 2010
We came up with this idea during a writers’ meeting for the sketch show Beneath Gristedes. We liked it so much we decided to make it right away and shot it on Memorial Day. Pete Schultz and Brandon Bassham did a great job directing and editing it, and the whole cast was hilarious and fun. [...]