Chicago-born and based
Standup Comedian | Actress |
Voiceover Artist | Event Host | Producer
IMDb Profile:
Erica Switzer
Booking:
Booking@ericaswitzer.com

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. Her 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 performs regularly at Laugh Factory and The Lincoln Lodge Chicago and produces comedy shows in Chicagoland.

When not on stage, Erica’s busy roasting anyone who calls her their “spirit animal,” keeping her day job from knowing her blood type is Sativa, and finessing old dudes outta pensions.

Producer, Fear of a Black Cat Productions
Voiceover,
True Celebrity Stories Youtube
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
The Market Lounge & Comedy Club Feature, August 2020
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

Riddles and Brauer House (Chicago) Best Set Winner, August 2019
The Comedy Shrine (Aurora, IL) Game of Microphones Winner, July 2019
Outside Amy Schumer, Playground Theater, Chicago, July 2019
Roast of Evan Danger for Shanghai Heart to Heart Charity, Host, June 2019
Shanghai Black Expo, Performer & MC, November 2018, April and November 2019
Shanghai Comedy Bunker Host and Feature, September 2018 - July 2020

Over 150+ Virtual Features including KO Comedy, Chirping Bird Comedy, Hot Medusa Comedy Show, Friday Night Funnies, Lady Laughs Comedy and Empower HER (Headliners include Alycia Cooper, Brian Kiley, Judah Friedlander and Emma Willmann)


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