ERIC HUNTER has been performing comedy since the age of 6, when he got his very first laugh at a family picnic. His grandmother scolded him for not eating all of his dinner. “There are starving children in 3rd world countries who would love to eat that,” she said. “Here, send it to them,” came his reply and upon hearing his cousins’ laughter, he knew comedy was the life for him! Eric now performs non-stop around the country leaving his mark as a clean, funny, bright, friendly and original performer. He jokes sarcastically about various topics, including his friends and Irish Catholic family, education, sports and relationships. He’s best known for his hilarious, deadpan attempt to impress the women in the audience. In cities like New York, Miami, Honolulu, LA, Las Vegas, and Prestonburg, KY (and everywhere in between), Eric has performed with a wide range of comedians, including Louie Anderson at the Comedy Store in L.A., Brian Regan, Jake Johannsen, Ray Romano, Blake Clark, Kevin Nealon, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Kevin Pollak, Frank Caliendo, Nick DiPaolo, Wendy Liebman, John Witherspoon, Todd Glass, John Pinette, Dave Coulier, Adam Ferarra, Pablo Francisco, Robert Wuhl, Jim Brogan, Bob Zany, Etta May, Henry Cho, Heath Hyche, Jimmy Walker, Michael Roof and Dennis Regan. (When he was a kid, he got autographs from Leno and Seinfeld.) In 2008, he appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and in 2010 on “William Shatner’s Aftermath”. He was a semi-finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival in ’08 and at The New York Comedy Contest in ’09 and ‘10. In October, 2006, LA Weekly listed Eric in its “Some Of The Funniest Comedians In America” section. You can see Eric perform on the Comedy Time Network. He’s made multiple appearances on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show and on their TV show on WGN. You can also hear him on SiriusXM satellite radio.
Eric has performed in a wide variety of venues, such as comedy clubs, colleges, cruise ships, country clubs, casinos and does such a clean act, he has even performed in a church. In fact, he’ll perform anywhere that begins with a “c”; plus, resorts, hotels, homes, bars, restaurants and schools. Eric headlined 6 shows at the 2007 Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival “Stand Up Showdown” in Charleston, SC and had audiences laughing at the 2004 New York Underground Comedy Festival, the 2008 Charleston Comedy Festival and the 2009 Detroit International Comedy Festival. He also won Atlanta, Georgia’s “Late Night Laff-Off” comedy competition when he appeared on the WB network affiliate-WATL Channel 36, earning himself a trip to New York and a performance at the Comedy Cellar. A career highlight occurred when he opened for Brian Regan at the N. Charleston Performing Arts Center in S. Carolina in ‘07. He placed 3rd in the 2007 Carnival Comedy Challenge, a nationwide comic talent search for Carnival Cruise Lines, at the Miami Improv. He also does some acting and works at Georgia Public Broadcasting as a sports reporter and as a writer for a comedy/variety TV show. He graduated with a BA degree in Communications and Theatre from the University of Notre Dame. His measurements are not 36-54-36. Enjoy the funny, original, smart, yet sometimes confusing “Around the Corner” comedy of Eric Hunter.