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
Logline: Tristan, a young investment banker, is lured to a mansion in the middle of no where by an eccentric millionaire who turns out to be an ex-construction worker who plans on blackmailing Tristan for his own murder.
Synopsis: Tristan is a man who has everything: youth, a beautiful fiancée who is running for Senate, and a promising job as an investment banker at Global Bank. He’s on his way to make a sale to the eccentric Mr. Wylie, who lives in a palatial mansion in the middle of the countryside. When he arrives he’s demeaned and put to work doing menial tasks. But when Tristan administers Mr. Wylie’s insulin shot he’s struck over the head and wakes up in a nightmare. Mr. Wylie is actually Chester, a clever and embittered ex-construction worker with an elaborate plan to exact revenge on Tristan and his bank. He explains to Tristan that the insulin shot was actual poison and the cops are on their way, and if Tristan tries to run or contact anyone then Chester will release information to the press and police linking Tristan and Global Bank in a scandal that lead to the deaths of four people. Tristan has to erase all evidence that he was ever there before the police show up in this game of cat and mouse that will leave you guessing right up to the end.