Fans of the hit Comedy Central series "Workaholics" will recognize Erik Griffin as the series regular Montez. Griffin, who starred as Ralph on Showtime's "I'm Dying Up Here," will be the guest comedian at the Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St., tonight through Sunday, Oct. 8.
Griffin is a first-generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge into making comedy his full-time occupation.
He first gained national exposure performing in "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 and nationally syndicated "Comics Unleashed."
He's featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy-winning, "Bud Light Swear Jar." Mostly recently, Griffin 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 was a guest star on the TNT show "Franklin & Bash."
With his multicultural background — a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European descent — Griffin brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Shows Thursday and Sunday are at 7:30 p.m., when tickets are $18. Tickets are $20 for Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m.
For more information: 423-629-2233.