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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 The Austin Screenwriting Festival, 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 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

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.

  • THE ANGER INSIDE ME – BOOK REVIEW AND GENERAL ANGER OVER MAIN CHARACTERS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Blog

    Just finished reading 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson about a small town Sherif’s deputy afflicted with what he calls “the sickness.” If you haven’t read it then I highly recommend it, but it stirred up something inside of me that has been brewing for a while and it stems from notes that I’ve gotten back for years regarding main characters being “unlikeable.” Why would anyone read a story with an “unlikable” main character? I’ll tell you, fathead: because I am a reasonably level headed guy and do not plan on snapping and killing half a dozen people (SPOILER) like the main character from this book, but there are days I would certainly love to know what that feels like. That’s why you read stories with unlikeable characters, because you can walk in the footsteps of men and women who have chosen wild, crazy and sometimes dangerous paths that regular folk can’t take if they plan on being a contributing member of society. When I get these types of notes back I want to grab the person and shove their face against a TV and play Dexter, Breaking Bad and the Sopranos on a loop. I want to read The Godfather to them out loud (the book, obviously, not the film. That’d be weird) I want to scream: INTERESTING CHARACTERS CAN BE UNLIKEABLE AND MOST LIKABLE CHARACTERS ARE BORING AS FUCK!

    In conclusion, read the Killer Inside of Me. Jim Thompson does an amazing job of giving the sense that you are in a claustrophobically small room having a conversation with a man with a slow, polite demeanor who knows he’s smarter than you and is without a doubt more dangerous. A man who has one fear: he’s going to laugh too hard while he kills you.

     

  • REALLY WISH IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Blog, Funny stupid

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  • SH!T HAPPENS WEB EPISODE, OR ME TALKING ABOUT BUTTER

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Blog, Funny stupid

    Here’s your chance to watch “Sh!t Happens” as it enters Season 2!

    What happens when you combine a group of talented guys (Jon Latz, Eric Toms, Mike Shill and Alec Frasier) with unique qualities to work together? It’s either utter magic or… well just see for yourself.

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