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
SCREENPLAY – My Life Sucks
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
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 – BEST SERVED COLD
Logline: A young and hungry investment banker is lured to a mansion in the middle of no where by an eccentric millionaire who plans on blackmailing him for his own murder.
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.
I’m often ashamed of the fact I know so little about the middle east. My country has been involved in some sort of conflict there since the 70’s and yet I have a hard time pointing out specific countries on a map. The animated film, Persepolis, opened my eyes and started me down a path of discovery both of the region and its people. Continuing on that path I just watched the 1982 film, Yol (The Road), written and directed by Yılmaz Güney WHILE HE WAS IN JAIL! Yeah, baller move. He gave detailed notes and storyboards to his assistant, Şerif Gören, who shot the film. Then later when Güney escaped prison he edited the film in Paris. Yeah, BALLER! The film tells the story of five prisoners on furlough returning to their homes, but despite the fact they’re no longer incarcerated they are still held captive by the sociopolitical and cultural problems of their country. I highly recommend this film and you can watch it for free on YouTube.