After serving in the United States Marine Corps and receiving an Honorable (barely) Discharge, Erik Knowles found his voice as a stand-up comedian. After over a decade of honing his craft, he has risen to great heights in the entertainment industry by focusing his efforts on raising money and awareness for military and veteran issues. He is a founding member of The Veterans of Comedy Tour where he has entertained our troops on the front lines in the Middle East twice, and countless military shows stateside.
In 2016, he won the coveted Veteran's Choice Award for Best comedian, as well as winning his way into the finals of the World Series Of Comedy to be held in August 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik's comedy has been featured on many different TV media platforms such as Fox's Laughs, and Man-up Stand-up on the Maverick Channel. Erik's act is his story of time and time again, using humor to get into and out of troubling situations in his Marine Corps career. His story is entertaining, inspiring, and undeniably funny. Erik Knowles is a great addition to any military and/or veterans event!