Erik Tanouye is a half-Japanese comedian who can be seen every Saturday night performing with The Curfew at the UCB Theatre in Hell's Kitchen. He was a creative consultant for Netflix's The Characters: Natasha Rothwell episode, as well as the writer of the viral satire video "BP Spills Coffee." He has also worked on videos and series for Nerdist, IFC, and Comedy Central, and appeared on Earwolf's podcast "WOMP It Up!" as Nathan Ponsor. He created the popular blog Song Lyrics in Chart Form ( which is now available as a book: He has been writing and performing at the UCB Theatre since 2002, and teaching at the Training Center for over a decade. He lives in Manhattan.


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