Erik Griffin returns with his second Showtime comedy special 'Erik Griffin: AmERIKan Warrior'

'I'm Dying Up Here' star will be deconstructing social norms, lazy protests and personal responsibilities in the one-hour show

                            Erik Griffin returns with his second Showtime comedy special 'Erik Griffin: AmERIKan Warrior'
Erik Griffin (Getty Images)

Comedian and 'I'm Dying Up Here' star Erik Griffin will be returning for his second Showtime comedy in 'AmERIKan Warrior,' premiering on June 8 at 10 pm ET/PT.


Erik Griffin with others at the premiere (Getty Images)

'Erik Griffin: Amerikan Warrior' was filmed at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon, and the new hour-long episode will witness Griffin deconstructing everything from social norms, personal responsibility and lazy protesting to the righteously religious and the female renaissance, all the while skewering his own sense of male entitlement. He even talks about Black Panther!

Griffin is mostly recognized as the mustachioed Montez Walker on seven seasons of the hit series 'Workaholics'. He is is a part of a large ensemble cast in the drama series 'I'm Dying Up Here,' which is currently airing its second season on Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT and exploring LA’s famed ’70s stand-up comedy scene, where the careers of comedy stars such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched. 

'I'm Dying Up Here' stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Griffin, RJ Cyler, Andrew Santino, Al Madrigal and Jake Lacy. This Showtime series is created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte, and executive produced by Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar, Christina Wayne, Cindy Chupack, Adam Davidson and Endemol Shine Studios and based on the non-fiction book of the same name by William Knoedelseder

Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special called 'The Ugly Truth' premiered on Showtime in July of last year, and was one of the network’s top-rated stand-up specials of 2017 with over one million viewers across platforms.

His previous television credits include 'Blunt Talk', 'One Day at a Time', 'You’re The Worst', 'Bob’s Burgers', 'Arrested Development', 'Harvey Breaks' as well as his Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special and his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One. On the big screen, Griffin was previously seen in Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates and First Girl I Loved.

The upcoming comedy show 'Erik Griffin: Amerikan Warrior,' is directed by Aristotle Athiras and executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Itay Reiss, Matt Blake and Andy Farag for Comedy Dynamics.

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