Photo credits: Michael Thomas Regan @mtr.chi and Katia Jackson @photosbykatiaxsentry/Lincoln Lodge, Ashley Ni'Cole @anfchicago/Laugh Factory,
Headshots: Nkechi  Chibueze @happyblackchick

Chicago-area based
Standup Comedian | Actress | Voiceover Artist | Event Host | Producer
IMDb Profile: Erica Switzer

Chicago’s Erica Switzer is “Your bougie jet-setting auntie who twerks to NPR.” A divorce and failed rebound in Shanghai, China led to her “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” moment in July 2017. Co-founder of Shanghai’s Blackout Comedy and founder of Hei Now Comedy, China's premier Black comedy crew, Erica became the first Black comedian to perform in Mongolia at the inaugural Silk Road International Comedy Festival in July 2019. She has featured for The Comedy Cellar's Simeon Goodson, Laugh Factory's Mateen Stewart, and America's Got Talent's Justin Rivera. A 2020 Flappers Comedy Club Soup-or-Bowl winner, festival appearances include the World Series of Comedy, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and Burbank Comedy Festival's Best of Fest. She appeared in Facebook x Variety’s Room for Discussion: Mentorship & Black Women in Comedy February with Michelle Buteau, Sam Jay, and London Hughes. 2022 festival appearances include Chicago's World Comedy Expo, NYC’s Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest, and Cleveland’s Sixth City Comedy Festival.  She produced "Erica Switzer & Friends" at the 2023 Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest. Catch her at venues like Laugh Factory and The Lincoln Lodge Chicago, and shows Roast Battle Chicago, Las Locas Comedy, Chicago Fight Club, and Hot 5, and comedy shows in Chicagoland.

Producer, Fear of a Black Cat Productions
Co-Producer,  Still Not Friday Comedy
Voiceover, True Celebrity Stories Youtube

Friends Like Us Podcast , Oct 2023
2023 Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest
2022 Keenan Thompson Ultimate Comedy Experience
Selected, 2022 Sixth City Comedy Festival
2022 Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest
2022 World Comedy Expo

2021 The Ladies Room Comedy Festival
Selected, 29th LA Comedy Festival
2021 World Series of Comedy - House of Comedy, Bloomington, MN
2021 Burbank Comedy Festival and Best of Fest Show
2021 Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, Host and Feature
Flappers Virtual Headliner, April 2021
2020 NY Underground Comedy Festival, Feature and Panelist
Flappers Comedy Club Soup-or-Bowl Overall Winner & Celebrity Judge Pick, October 2020
2019 Silk Road International Comedy Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Hei Now Comedy Founder and Feature Performer, October 2018 - present
Silk Road International Comedy Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 2019
Shanghai Roast Battle Finalist, 3rd Place, March - June 2019
Shanghai Comediennes, Host and Performer, October 2018 - July 2020

Roast of Evan Danger for Shanghai Heart to Heart Charity, Host, June 2019
Shanghai Black Expo, Performer & MC, 2018 - 2019
Shanghai Comedy Bunker Host and Feature, September 2018 - July 2020

Over 200+ Virtual Features including KO Comedy, Chirping Bird Comedy, Hot Medusa Comedy Show, Friday Night Funnies, Lady Laughs Comedy and Loyola Marymount Empower HER (Headliners include Alycia Cooper, Brian Kiley, Judah Friedlander and Emma Willmann)