Erik Rivera

Erik Rivera

 New York, New York, USA
BandComedy

Stand combines heartfelt energy and excellent song craftmanship to deliver songs that range from loud and gritty to mellow and dramatic. Their combination of 2 very harmonic vocalists over hookie guitar lines provide a breath of fresh air in a music world full of mundane rock and puffy pop.

Biography

Since bursting onto to the NYC comedy scene in 2004, Erik Rivera's name has become synonymous with comedy. His “boy next door” good looks and unique perspective make him one of New York's fastest rising young comedians. His quick wit along with his commanding stage presence, charisma and infectious smile make him a favorite act at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country.

A regular at New York City comedy clubs such as The Comedy Cellar, Caroline's on Broadway, Broadway Comedy Club and Comic Strip Live, Erik is quickly becoming a familiar face on film and television as well. This spring Erik stars in a feature film, ScreenVision's Stand Up 360 along with Caroline Rhea, to be released in theaters across the country. In addition, he was hand-picked to host their Latino film series, Stand Up 360ÉMuy Caliente! Rivera has also appeared in two independent features, My Brother and Stand Up, by award winning director Michael Rainin. Erik also wrote and directed his first short film, The Cyclist this year featuring fellow comedians Ross Bennett and Imagine.

With his audience pleasing style and relentless work ethic, it's not surprising that Erik has appeared numerous times on SiTV, Comedy Central and most recently on MTV Tr3s' Top Trece Iconos. In July Erik will host his own radio show Hooked on E! on Urban Latino Radio.

Erik continues to perform at colleges and clubs nationwide. When in Los Angeles you can find him at The Famous Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store and The Ice House. In the summer of 2007 Rivera won the Diamonds in the Rough Award at The Latino Laugh Festival in Hollywood and had the honor of performing to a packed house at The Kodak Theatre along side Carlos Mencia and the country's top Latino comedians. Erik also is honored to be the only comedian to perform two consecutive years for The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute at the Warner Theater in Washington DC, hosting the event in 2009.

Erik lives in a suburb of New York with his mom and dad, the source and inspiration for his comedy. And, in case you're wondering, yes, he's single.

Set List

A 60 minute comedy show