Showing posts from category: News

Getting Ready for Penn & Teller: Fool Us! Part 1

January 10th of 2018 my life took a dramatic change. I was casually deleting junk e-mail when the sentence, “Hi Erik, Congratulations, we would like to officially book you to appear on Season 5 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, filming this March at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas,” caught my eye. This was…

Continue Reading

I’m Going to be on Penn & Teller Fool Us!!!

Hey guys, I’ve been keeping a secret.   I AM GOING TO BE ON PENN & TELLER: FOOL US!!!!!   We filmed back in March and I have so many things to tell you, but I can’t until after it comes out. Stay tuned because I am going to have a big giant update on…

Continue Reading

IBM Gold Cups Close Up Competition 1st Place

I’m 80% Certain This Is A Dream The picture you see above was taken at 7:45 on July 7th of 2018. It’s the president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians awarding me first prize in the IBM Gold Cups Close Up Competition. I’m floored and humbled and beside myself and still can’t quite believe it’s…

Continue Reading

Now Critically Acclaimed

I have been having an absolute blast at the Cincy Fringe Festival. Please Shuffle The Cards has had some really incredible audiences and some really special moments. I’ve had couples on a first date, young magicians tell me they want to do a show like this, and just last night it turns out someone wanted…

Continue Reading

No Such Thing As Magic

I completely forgot to post this.  I wrote it last year, and a magazine published it. This essay was written during the lead up to a two week run of Please Shuffle The Cards. I’m in the middle of re-mounting that show at a bunch of theaters this very week. Read my essay, “There’s No…

Continue Reading

Success Is Not A Lonely Endeavor

A few weeks ago I finalized a two week run of my theater show Please Shuffle The Cards.  Getting the show off the ground was not something I was able to do alone.  There were lots of people who looked at the script, who looked at the effects, and who gave me technical advice that…

Continue Reading

Columbus Alive Interview

The incredible Brad Keefe interviewed me to preview my show Please Shuffle The Cards.  You can read all about it here!

Continue Reading

Columbus Underground Interview

The ultra wonderful people at Columbus Underground interviewed me in preparation for my show Please Shuffle The Cards.  You can read about it here!

Continue Reading

614 Magazine Article

I wrote about the insanity that is Pokemon Go for 614 Magazine.  You can read about it here!

Continue Reading

Columbus Alive Article

The very nice folks at The Columbus Alive wrote a very nice article interviewing me and previewing the 2016 Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival.  Check it out here!

Continue Reading

This Is A Story All About Binary

01001110 01101111 01110111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110011 01110100 01101111 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100001 01100010 01101111 01110101 01110100 00100000 01101000 01101111 01110111 00001010 01001101 01111001 00100000 01101100 01101001 01100110 01100101 00100000 01100111 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100110 01101100 01101001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01100100 00101101 01110100…

Continue Reading

Pokemon Go Explained To People Who Don’t Understand What The Fuck Is Going On

  A lot of people have asked me what Pokemon Go is. I think it’s time we had an explanation for people who don’t quite understand. I’ve been a fan of Pokemon for twenty years. When you live with affection in your heart for something that long you learn to explain it to people in…

Continue Reading

A Solution To A Problem

A few days ago as of this writing a gorilla was shot at the Cincinnati zoo in order to protect a child that had fallen into it’s enclosure.  It is tragic all around.  I’m not here to present blame.  It is absolutely not the fault of the zoo.  Even an ardent conservationist like myself believes…

Continue Reading

I am sick of your engagement photoshoots. So I did my own. | Brooke Cartus

In June of 2015 the amazing comedian Brooke Cartus came to me with a photo project making fun of engagement photo shoots.  She posted it to her blog where it was seen by a whole mess of folks.  I just figured out how to cross publish blog posts to my blog, which is why you…

Continue Reading

A 20 Year Fan of DC Reviews Dawn of Justice

Recently my good friend Dustin Meadows asked me to join the cast of Whiskey Bear Comedy Presents: The Roast of Batman.  Whiskey Bear Comedy does periodic roasts of fictional characters which are lots of fun.  Usually some of Columbus’ finest comedians dress up as iconic characters and write cutting jokes about pop culture icons.  In…

Continue Reading

The Lost Art Of The Stick Shift

In general I am a man who is obsessed with the new and wonderful. I like having the latest iPhone and the fastest macbook. I want my screens to be ultra high res and attached to the fastest broadband that money can buy. My camera can not only compose it’s own picture but also light…

Continue Reading

Why Fallout Shelter Is The Creepiest Game Ever

I love my games. My Wii U and I are good friends. Every couple of weeks I play Smash Brothers with a friend’s children, all the while trash talking the youngsters. I really like games on my iPhone. I am not the biggest console game player in the world. A quick hit of social gaming…

Continue Reading

Strange Bedfellows

NOTE: To protect the anonymity of certain persons, places, and things some of the descriptions and activities below have been altered or exagerated.  That being said, the following events are close enough to the truth that this discalimer is probably unnecessary. As a professional comedian I have performed in some very strange venues; including but…

Continue Reading

Six Weeks Is My Measure Of Success

I recently had what I now realize is a rather large success. My next appointment isn’t for six weeks. For those who don’t know, which is probably most people, I have privately struggled with depression for a number of years. It wasn’t until recently that a name was given to my personal rainy day parade….

Continue Reading

My Jurassic Journey

When I was 11 I was in the grocery store checkout line of the Food Lion  when I saw a small magazine called Disney Adventures.  It was the size of a half sheet of paper, and contained articles on things that any 11 year old would want to know about.  This zine was primarily concerned…

Continue Reading

I Owned A Drone For Ten Minutes

I’ve always wanted a drone.  When I was a kid a friend of my father’s flew model airplanes and I thought he was the coolest guy in the world.  A couple of years ago I bought a tiny little toy helicopter that I used to fly around my apartment while pretending I was friends with…

Continue Reading