Erik Bergstrom is a stand-up comedian and cartoonist
known for his thought provoking one-liners, resonant deep voice, and dark personal anecdotes. He's also known for his whimsical pen & ink drawings (in the 3rd grade he discovered Shel Silverstein and 1960's Playboy cartoons and he hasn't looked back since). He has called NYC home for 17 years and has been doing stand-up comedy for 15 years.
In 2018 he made his network television debut on
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and his Comedy Central 'The Half-Hour' special (which can be seen streaming on Paramount+) was televised in 2016 . He’s appeared on 'Adam Ruins Everything' on TruTV, 'Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle' on Comedy Central, Fox, and on 'Uproarious' on Fuse. His album 'Serious Goose' (released with Comedy Records in 2019) is in steady rotation on Sirius XM.
Art-wise his cartoons have appeared in 'The New Yorker' (in addition to him voicing several cartoons for their 'The New Yorker' Today app.). His book 'Grimmer Tales' (published by Plume, an imprint of Penguin Books) was released in 2009 in the U.S. and by ICA Bokförlag in Sweden the same year.
He has been featured in 'The New York Times’, VICE, Time Out NY, Vulture Magazine, Giant Robot, AM Daily, on Comedy Central's 'Indecision 2012', Paramount, Mashable, and was listed by Buzzfeed as one of the "Hottest Men in Comedy".
He's also been highlighted on the New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Undertow Comedy Festival, and many more.
He has a weekly show called PRANCE DARTY at The Knitting Factory NYC at Baker Falls (101 Ave A, NYC) every Thursday at 8pm. Tickets
In 2015, he was diagnosed with stage IV Hodgkin’s lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy leading to remission.
See below for listings for NYC shows, tours,
and booking info.