Writer, Performer, Instructor, Director, Producer
Inspired at an early age by the Muppets and Saturday Night Live, Eric became a co-founding member of PSP to bring that love of improv and satire locally to western MA. He accidentally landed on puppetry professionally for almost a decade, but his true talents and passion are mostly in writing and performance of sketch comedy with a purpose. Influences include The Second City, Kids in the Hall, his alma mata Sleeveless theater, his current co-troupe members, and of course SNL...and there's still a bit of Jim Henson's work in his heart.
He holds degrees in Mass Communications and Theater. He studied improv, clowning, and character work with Sleeveless Theater (instr. Kate Nugent, Van Farrier, Lisa Channer) progressing up to Masters course and Power Improv ensemble.
Eric has also created, scripted, and produced over 40 original shows for the theme park industry including licensed properties working with Warner Bros. & DC Comics writing for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and The Joker; as well as many featuring own characters in such Phantom Sheep hits as Mayhem Mission, Totally Timeless, StoryTale, and Graveyard Groove.
He currently serves as the troupe's artistic director and head writer. As an instructor, he teaches improv, puppetry, and theater ranging from youth and beginners to advanced professional performers.
Eric is married to Debbie (the sister of PSP co-founding member Jon Gill), and they have a wonderful smart amazing daughter who now sometimes even assists as a lighting tech at improv shows. Together they love going to theater, playing video games, and building LEGO.
Show: "The New
Rubber Room News (RRN)" -head writer and ensemble talent
Recurring & Notable LaughCrafters Characters:
The Stamos, Harry Connick Jr., Grizz, Groucho, Sellvation Army, Soccer Mom, Jim Kramer, Bing Crosby, Ranter, news anchor, Adam Corrola, Gambit, Invisible Mariachi Band, Marty Stewart, Keystone cop, Edward Cullen, Harry Potter, Skip Gusto, Cake Boss Buddy, Priest, Dave Hester, St.Thomas, Costco Rounder, Manger Doorman, and more.
Some favorite sketches:
"Manger Madness" (writer, talent)
"Best House on the Block"(Santa),
"Facebook Improv" (co-writer, talent)
"Doctor Refund" (writer, Mrs.Whitman)