Eric Seufert has an identity crisis: he is a native New Yorker who grew up in Texas and has resided in London, Estonia, and Finland over the past three years. Currently based in Helsinki, Eric’s comedy achieves a delicate balance of the absurd and the astute, built primarily around a foundation of observational humor punctuated by unpredictability.
Eric grew up in the suburban plains of Texas and first performed — drunkenly — on his 21st birthday. His train-wreck of a debut inspired a five-year hiatus; Eric didn’t pick up stand-up again until he moved to Europe, when he helped found Comedy Estonia, the first English-language comedy club in the former Soviet Union. Since diving head-first back into the whirlwind of paranoia and self-doubt that is stand-up comedy, Eric has performed across two continents in the US, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Estonia. Stand-up isn’t Eric’s only comedic outlet; he has trained in improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC) and Coldtowne Theater (Austin, TX) and written for such magazines as the Austinst, Political Derby, and Cracked.com. Eric runs a comedy club in Helsinki called Comedy Idiot; when he’s not on stage, he works (very unfunnily) in marketing at a mobile gaming studio.