I’m a Peruvian comedian/writer based in Washington DC. My one-person comedy show ‘Acuña Acuna’ had a sold out run at the 2019 Capital Fringe and it was voted ‘Best Solo Performance’ and ‘Best of Fringe’. The show was also a finalist at the Yes, And… Laughter Lab in partnership with Comedy Central.
I teach and perform improv and sketch comedy at Washington Improv Theater and Dojo Comedy. I’ve also performed in comedy festivals in over 20 cities around the US, Latin-America and Europe.
I’ve studied at Ketó Improv Theater in Peru, and after moving to the US I completed both Washington Improv Theater’s (WIT) and New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade’s programs, as well as the the Comedy Writing program at The Second City.
Acuña Acuna’ is a one person comedy show (monologues, sketches and songs) based on my real life as a Peruvian Latino living in America.
The show had a sold out run at the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival and it was voted as ‘Best Solo Performance’ and ‘Best of Fringe’. It was also reviewed by NPR, DCist and Broadway World as one of the “must see” shows. The show was also a finalist at the Yes, And… Laughter Lab in partnership with Comedy Central.
In addition, it has been performed in festivals around Washington DC (Intersections Festival), NYC (Solocom) and Baltimore. In 2020 it’s scheduled to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland.
– Erick’s comic timing is impeccable. Broadway World
– ‘Acuña Acuna’ is a performance that stands out. DCist
– Erick is a comic whirlwind. DC Metro Theater Arts