Spending his high school and college years as a projectionist at a multiplex, the number of terrible movies he's seen in theaters is somewhere in the triple digits. Think titles like Gothika and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.
Stephen is a founding member of Private Cabin and has been writing and performing with those good folks in some fashion or another since 2004. He's been improvising since 2008 and has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet theaters in New York City. He performs regularly with the improv troupe, Swartzlander, at venues in New York and all around the east coast. He spends a lot of time pondering ideas for short stories that he intends to write before he dies.
He has been an avid movie-watcher since the time he realized he wasn't good at any sports. He misses the days when he could walk around the video store for hours deciding and re-deciding which movie to rent. He's never seen Casablanca but is pretty sure he's seen Men at Work more times than Charlie Sheen.
Eric has been writing comedy since high school, then got himself a fancy B.A. in Cinema Studies from Purchase College, during which he held an internship on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has been working full-time in the television industry since 2006 including gigs at MTV and CBS. The day job rarely mixed with the comedy until he worked those two, hilarious years at Lifetime Television.
He is also the host of the WHM sister show, Blame It On Outer Space, a comedy podcast that mocks conspiracy theories and paranormal tall tales.
In 2010 he became a regular contributor to Slant magazine and their blog, The House Next Door, where he covers Blu-rays, DVDs and film festivals. He is an active member of the Online Film Critics Society and has been cited for his work by Roger Ebert. He currently resides in Astoria with a den of bears.