Eric is a survivor of the notorious streets of South Central Los Angeles, where he experienced the “hard knock” life of gangs, drugs, and violence. It was eventually the depraved life on the streets that propelled him on a search for meaning and purpose, where he began to rediscover his passion and talent in comedy. Blake’s challenged upbringing led to his defining purpose: bringing laughter to the soul.
In brief, Eric has been on NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Central’s“Premium Blend”, HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy”, BET’s “Comic View” for ten years, and Galavision’s “Que Locos”. He also was included on Comedy Bash which was released to Redbox. In addition, he is part of Big Boy' s neighborhood on iheartradio and just finished taping Big Boy's Comedy Brawl. Eric is on Showtime’s “Chocolate Sundaes” that is airing on Showtime and his skit has gone viral at 50 million views.
This engaging comic has proven his worth night after night, performing to diversified audiences from coast to coast. Some of his performances include NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” HBO’s “Bad Boys of Comedy,” BET’s “Comic View,” in which he has aired on “The Best of Comic View” for the fourth consecutive year. He has also been televised on Galavision’s “Que Loco,” where he has displayed his cross-cultural abilities that have earned him a devote Latino following. Furthermore, Blake performed as the headliner for the comedy hit entitled “War On Comedy,” which aired on HBO and has recently been released on video. Eric’s acclaimed notoriety lead HBO to choose him among thousands to film a documentary on the eight most up and coming comedians in the country, which aired in the fall of 2013. In addition, he has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, and has performed overseas for USO and Armed Forces Entertainment in Japan, Greece, Europe, Spain, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Baghdad. Eric Blake is also part of Big Boy’s Neighborhood the nationally syndicated radio show on 92.3 iheartradio and is part of the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy series which is currently airing on Showtime.
Eric is a survivor of the notorious streets of South Central Los Angeles, where he experienced the “hard knock” life of gangs, drugs, and violence. It was eventually the depraved life on the streets that propelled him on a search for meaning and purpose, where he began to rediscover his passion and talent in comedy. As a young teenager, Eric brought life to people through his spontaneous and lighthearted humor, and considered it pure joy when he was able to enliven another’s spirit through a simple joke. Blake’s challenged upbringing led to his rediscovery for purpose: bringing laughter to the soul. This newfound purpose continues to be exercised with the firm belief of the old Proverb, “a happy heart doeth good like medicine.”
Eric currently resides in Los Angeles, and when he isn’t performing his time is spent cultivating the blessings of family. Above all, as Blake rises to the pinnacle of comedy, he will never forget the place where he has come from.