Erik Tanouye is a comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea.

He also writes for the UCB Digital Team The Council.

He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form ( which is now available as a book:

His popular twitter feed is available here:

He has been a writer/performer at the UCB since 2002. He co-wrote the viral hit "BP Spills Coffee" video (in which he also appears as a Halliburton employee).

Erik has directed many Maude Night shows in the past and written for sketch groups (212), Pocketwatch, Neighbor Boy, Chunk, and Dinner. As an improviser, he performed at Harold night for eight years as a member of Grandma's Ashes, Bastian, The Scam, 1985, The Shoves, and Dillinger.

He is originally from Rockville, Maryland, and he is half Japanese and half German.

He was a contributing writer for the Onion's ONN video network, directed acclaimed improv shows by I Eat Pandas and T.J. Monkeys, and co-wrote and performed in the sketch shows "Proceed With Honor" and "Red Christmas" at the UCB Theatre.

He has an English degree from Dartmouth College and is currently Director of Student Affairs for the UCB Training Center.

He lives in Brooklyn.

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