"Eric Lyden is a good guy and a funny guy. Those two qualities don’t always intersect. To my knowledge, he has also never committed a felony.”
Bob Saget | Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Televison Host
Eric Lyden is that sarcastic best friend we all have and need in our life. With the ultimate and unmistakable goal of getting us to laugh about the things that are hard to laugh about, including ourselves, he achieves and exceeds his goal in every performance by delivering one well-crafted hysterically cathartic punch line after another.
Armed with an affection for honesty in his writing and a trenchant charm in his delivery, Lyden gives each member of every audience he stares down someone we can relate to and consider as “one of our own.”
To date Eric’s credits include “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and “Gotham Comedy Live” in NYC. And several of Eric’s spot on celebrity impressions can be heard on TV and radio nationwide.
"WORK CLEAN, DON'T SUCK"
“If you work clean... you can work anywhere.” That was easily the best piece of advice I ever got in comedy. "Don’t suck!" was another gift of guidance from the wisdom gods that I’ve also heard more than a few times from comedy club owners, fellow comedians and my wife. But that’s another subject for another time.
By the way... "working clean" in comedy means being able to make people laugh without cursing or being vulgar. And to be honest I didn’t actually understand what it meant the first time I was I told I had to work clean. I took it literally, showered twice before the show and then proceeded to insult, upset and offend about 90-95% of a very well-dressed Indian wedding party audience. Who, to this day, claim that it was my tawdry little routine that caused the marriage to end after only 2 years.
Anyway, I took the bushel of lemons life handed me that star-crossed night and have been making delicious lemonade by working clean ever since. In addition to working at fantastic family resorts like Woodloch Pines in the Poconos and on cruise ships where I met my beautiful wife, I was also lucky enough to appear at Dry Bar Comedy in Provo, Utah on November 22, 2019.
I hope you like it and if anything offends you or upsets you in this set then... it’s you! ;)
Comedian Eric Lyden To Perform at Fundraiser | Community News
This is not the first time Eric has traveled back to Ewing to offer a helping hand. He has participated in fundraising events at Fisher Middle School and the Hollowbrook Center. This, however, is the first time he’s performed at a church.
Comedy and Sensitivity | 52insk
In the context of his show he dealt with sensitive topics of political correctness in humorous ways and so effectively challenged the intellectual foundation for political correctness and the feelings behind political correctness. It is not often that both of those things are so easily done.
Weekend at Woodloch: Family, Food and Fun | Zoom Dune
His sarcastic and self-deprecating style of comedy was hysterical and surprisingly rated PG. I’ve never heard my 12-year old laugh so hard in his life. In his words, it was his favorite moment of our short time at Woodloch.
Eric Lyden Terrific Headlining Show at Governor's Comedy Club | Digital Journal
On July 5, acclaimed stand-up comedian Eric Lyden performed a headlining show at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown on Long Island. As Lyden took the stage, he was open about his age and marital status, sharing that he is 48, married with three children (two girls and a boy). He started doing comedy 20 years ago, and he travels a lot for his job. He met his wife while he was working on a cruise ship, and he is an equal opportunity offender, thus making fun of everyone. Lyden admitted that his sense of humor is the cause of most of his arguments with his wife. He ended the show by offering the audience some insightful advice.
The Verdict. Overall, Eric Lyden's set at Governor's Comedy Club on Long Island was clever, witty and hilarious. All of the comedians did a solid job on stage. Lyden is worth seeing whenever he comes to town. One will not be disappointed. His show at Governor's in Levittown garnered an A rating.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars based on verified reviews on Gigmasters
To read the full reviews go to gigmasters.com
To watch Eric's full sets from Comics Unleashed, Gotham Comedy Live and other funny clips, go to his YouTube channel.
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