Bio // Raised in San Jose, California Eric Toms began his career when his sketch comedy troupe pitched and sold their late night sketch show to a local TV channel. Eric immediately dropped out of college and threw himself into the experience, taking on the role of head writer, performer, and video producer. Making the leap to stand-up comedy Eric traveled the world and by 25 had already worked with some of his comedy heroes, such as Kevin Pollak, Norm Macdonald, Lewis Black, Tracy Morgan and Bobby Slayton.
In 2008, Toms was scouted and hired to host the comedy clip show Reality Binge on Fox. Working on Reality Binge later led to a guest appearance on Good Day LA and Last Comic Standing. Shortly after, show runner and fellow comedian, Steve Marmel, asked Eric to guest star as Gilroy Smith in Disney's Sonny With a Chance season 1 finale "Sonny: So Far" staring along side Demi Lovato.
Since then Eric’s writing has won recognition with The Academy of Arts and Sciences and he has starred in independent feature films like disOrientation in which Eric was nominated for the Jury Award at the New Haven Film Festival. Eric has also written and performed commercial campaigns for brands such as 7-11, Netflix, and Cholula Hot Sauce.
My work over the past few years. Everything from my Stand Up Comedy, Sketch Comedy Videos, and writing
SCREENPLAY – My Life Sucks
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Logline: When a 500 year old suicidal vampire meets a depressed therapist they form an unlikely friendship
Screenplay – The Art of Dating in the Zombie Apocalypse
CLICK HERE to read Screenplay – the Art of Dating in the Zombie Apocalypse
Logline: A Mid-western housewife and a Firefighter trainee get out of the ruts in their lives when the zombie apocalypse comes to town.
Screenplay – Finding Stanley
CLICK HERE to read FINDING STANLEY by Eric Toms & Dave Nystrom
Genre: Family comedy/sports
Logline: An ambitious NHL executive loses the Stanley Cup and 24 hours to get it back before he loses his job
Screenplay – BEST SERVED COLD
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me and Him…
Learn 2 Skate
Cholula Hot Sauce (Commercial)
About Eric's Blog // This is Eric's blog, where he writes about comedy, the entertainment industry, and really anything else he wants. It's updated regularly, so check back often.
So my friends Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers wrote a writing sample script in the hopes that they’d get staffed on some TV show. Their agent read it and said he could sell it. The Chris’s laughed to themselves and thought: “What are the chances of that happening?”
If you don’t know, those chances are incredibly small. What’s even smaller is the chance that whoever bought it would make the pilot, and what’s even smaller is the chance that it’d go to air. Well guess what mo fo… all that happened.
I’m proud to present the trailer to my friend’s new TV show… HALT AND CATCH FIRE on AMC