Eric Lyden's sarcastic and self-deprecating style of comedy celebrates the life and struggles of the working class hero.
After dropping out of community college and failing to get promoted at Sears, Eric pursued stand-up comedy--the only career that actually encouraged his philosophy of "Life is way too hard". Making his lower-middle-class existence and lack of success the focal point of his comedy, Eric gives his audiences someone they can both laugh with and relate to.
Eric made his national television debut on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His appearance generated so much positive feedback from his family and friends who were paid to call the show, he was invited to come back. Eric also made his commercial debut with an advertisement for the History Channel’s Mega Movers show that was immediately cancelled.
Now living and performing in New York City, Eric works the circuit of well-known New York City clubs including Caroline's on Broadway, Stand-Up NY, and Gotham Comedy Club.