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Eric Haines

~Comedian ~ Variety Entertainer ~ One Man Band

~Patron saint of unpopular, obsolete and anachronistic forms of live entertainment. ~

Guitar-slinging comedian Eric Haines brings pure entertainment to the world of comedy, with an act that is part rock concert, part comedy show and part twisted, bizarre circus.  He has appeared in Time Magazine and on ABC’s The Gong Show, his comedy songs have been featured on the Dr. Demento Radio program, and he was the winner of the Northwest Comedy Competition. Whether it’s stand-up comedy, unforgettable characters, original music, a six foot unicycle routine or amazing variety acts, Eric Haines puts on a spectacular show that truly has something for everyone.    

Eric Haines grew up in Montana, where he was considered aristocracy because he owned an air compressor. His career as a performer began when a neighbor paid him $10 to perform at a birthday party. It was like teaching an Afghan farmer to grow poppies. Thinking that the easy money from performing meant he could avoid a real job, he quickly developed his own comedy-based variety show for corporate events. When Haines began working full time as a professional comedian in 1995, he had already been working as a corporate entertainer for over ten years, a remarkable testament to how hard someone will work to avoid work. He has over twenty-five years total experience working as an all-around entertainer, both as a comedian and in the professional fields of theater, children’s theater, school assembly programs, fairs and festival entertainment, school workshops and corporate entertainment.  

Eric toured briefly in a circus just to make his family lose all hope, studied music and voice in Vienna, Austria, and hit the road for five years as an actor with three different theater companies, during which time he married his wife, Kim. She encouraged him to return to the University of Montana to finish his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts, with an emphasis on dance choreography and performance. where he graduated with

honors and fooled her into believing that he had become responsible and mature. After finishing his degree he spent eight years as half of a headlining comedy team called the Rock and Roll Comedy Circus of Death.

After the team broke up in 2003, Haines struck out on his own and won the first two comedy competitions he entered, including the 2004 Northwest Comedy Competition. Highlights of his comedy career include an appearance on ABC’s The Gong Show in 2017, and article about his one man band in Time Magazine online, having his comedy songs played on the Dr. Demento show and  the Mad Music Archive, and opening for Weird Al Yankovic, Neal McCoy and Louie Anderson.    

 Haines also spent three years personally building his family’s dream home. In an ironic twist, upon completing the 4,000 sq ft log house surrounded by a pine forest, medical tests revealed that he that he is severely allergic to pine. He now lives in a plastic bubble near Seattle with his wife and twin children.

In 2010 he put together his one-man-band contraption, which has become his best known vocation. In 2020 his art site was launched, featuring his illustrations.  

“You da bomb” -Weird Al Yankovic 

“Engaging, honest and heartfelt– you will love him.” -Louie Anderson 

“Eric... well... I don't know what the hell he did. He joked, he sang, he jumped around, he molested random people in the audience... I was exhausted just watching him. But the audience thought he was hysterical - and that means he did his job, and exceptionally well, if the laughs were any indicator.” -Ken Pringle, chucklemonkey.com (Las Vegas Comedy Festival review)  

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A life as a one-man band, award-winning comedian and multi-talented performer began in high school for Eric Haines. After being paid to juggle at a birthday party, he began a career as a variety act that allowed him to avoid getting a real job for over 30 years.  Along the way he joined a circus, worked for theater companies, made a living as a vaudeville-style entertainer, actor, dancer, chicken mascot, singer and stilt walker, and got married and had two children. In college he studied theater, dance and music, finishing with a degree in choreography and performance, and launched into an eight year run as a road comedian, averaging 50,000 miles per year to comedy clubs across the US and Canada.  In 2003, Eric dug deep into  his roots as a variety act, breaking from the comedy team he had been part of to emerge stronger than ever as a solo act, featuring comedy and funny music. 

In 2010 Eric built his one-man-band contraption, which was featured on the Gong Show. In 2020 his art site was launched, featuring his absurd and funny illustrations, which are available on a variety of products.    
Highlights of his comedy career include an appearance as a one man band on ABC’s The Gong Show, having his comedy songs played on the Dr. Demento show and  the Mad Music Archive, opening for Weird Al Yankovic, Neal McCoy and Louie Anderson, winning the Northwest Comedy Competition, and being featured in Time Magazine.
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“You da bomb” -Weird Al Yankovic 
“Engaging, honest and heartfelt– you will love him.” -Louie Anderson 
“Eric... well... I don't know what the hell he did. He joked, he sang, he jumped around, he molested random people in the audience... I was exhausted just watching him. But the audience thought he was hysterical - and that means he did his job, and exceptionally well, if the laughs were any indicator.” -Ken Pringle, chucklemonkey.com (Las Vegas Comedy Festival review)  
I always know when Eric Haines is performing in Circus of Dreams from backstage (as I am the executive producer). MY STAFF IS ALWAYS LAUGHING. Eric is hilarious and incredibly talented. He is always a favorite at my shows.  -Jenn Wrenn Henry, Executive producer, Circus of Dreams

Introduction:

 

Your entertainer today has been seen on ABC television The Gong Show, and featured in Time Magazine. His comedy songs have been played on the Dr. Demento Radio Program. He’s part comedy show, part twisted, bizarre circus, ladies and gentlemen, Eric Haines!

 

 

 

 

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Comedian Eric Haines is a born entertainer. He is an award-winning comedian and multi-talented performer with amazing abilities as a one man band, singer, guitarist, banjo player, marionette puppeteer, unicyclist, juggler, and stilt walker. He has over thirty-five years experience as an all-around entertainer, including over 25 years as a professional comedian, and experience in the professional fields of theater, children’s theater, school assembly programs, fairs and festival entertainment, school workshops and corporate entertainment.

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