Q13 Fox in Seattle ran a story about me entertaining during the coronavirus pandemic.


King 5 News ran

a story about me entertaining during the coronavirus pandemic.


A Happily video post


Video in Germany


Yes, I was the one man band on the

 Gong Show


An article in

Time Magazine


I was featured in a

blog by Amy Fulton, complete with an interview and art pictures. This is one my favorite stories ever run about what I do.


 In 2018 was invited on stage at the Big and Rich concert in Fresno, CA, where I played Jambalaya. Thank you to Big and Rich, and especially to Cowboy Troy, who saw me playing outside the arena and had the production team contact me to make me part of the concert. It was very gracious of them.

This article ran in the Fresno Bee.

This video story is also from the Fresno Bee.


 My friend Alan Breuss has a podcast about the interesting folks in the fair industry. I’ve co-hosted a few, and played host on season3. I highly recommend Tailgate Entertainer podcast. Available wherever you get your podcasts from.



My songs have been featured on

the Dr. Demento Show! 

Please join the club and request my songs! Featured in episodes: DR. DEMENTO'S ZOO 0921  TWO WHEELS 0914  SHORT SONGS 0907  TOP TEN 0904


My CD of comedy songs, Tease a Tiger, inappropriate songs for any occasion,  is AVAILABLE NOW!

You'll Find my songs on many episodes at

The Mad Music Archive, where you can order the entire CD as a download!



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Hire comedian, one man band, juggler and stilt walker Eric Haines!

Comedian School:

Helpful links about starting out in the field of comedy and comedy writing. 


General guidelines for acts starting out:

Carls cheap course

It’s on the comedyunderground site in Seattle. Thanks to Carl Warmenhoven for the best and most concise advice on the basics of comedy. Note: The Comedy Underground has closed.



Click for a Link to Articles by Eric Haines: About "Hack" material, Choosing Material, Clean or Dirty; Technical Juggling and Laughs per Minute


Standup FAQ


 Books: Judy Carter's Comedy Bible, Gene Perret’s Comedy Writing Workbook.


I recommend that you take all advice about comedy with a grain of salt. Do what works.



I was a tour actor/director for Missoula Children’s Theater  for several years. A great documentary about the MCT experience has been released, called the Little Red Truck. As a former tour actor I got to view a private screening of the documentary in Redmond, WA. You’ll be moved and inspired by the story.



In Oct. of 2011 I did a halftime show for the Seahawks as a stilt-walking Jack Skellington. Here are two links to videos of the character.


My  Youtube videos


Neil Gaiman Gives Graduates 10 Essential Tips for Working in the Arts


THE definitive publication to date about one man bands is a

book by Dave Harris, entitled “Head, Hands and Feet.” 


Friends making waves:


Some comedy-based variety acts to watch for are:

Matt Baker,

Louie Foxx,

Steve Hamilton,

Bill Robison, 

Jeff Evans.


Watch comedians David Crowe , Dan Cummins , Jeff Dye , Chris Fairbanks, Duane Goad, Rodney Sherwood, Dave Testroet and Bengt Washburn because they are funny.


Would you like to see an awesome one man band, and fellow native Montanan?

Erik "Fingers" Ray

A very enjoyable bluegrass-centered OMB, Eric Royer

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