Bret Ernst is an American stand-up comedian. He was one of four comedians featured in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland, along with Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, and Sebastian Maniscalco. Ernst has also appeared on the television programs Comedy Central Presents and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,. He appeared in the 2006 MTV wrestling show Wrestling Society X as a commentator. Bret was the host of the first season of Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too. He also appeared in Ke$ha's Blah Blah Blah music video. His Comedy Central 1/2 hour special was voted "TOP 5" of all of 2010, and his first comedy album "American Comic" was an instant success, breaking "TOP 10" on iTunes in its first week. Ernst is best known for his "Roller Skating Bit." He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Ernst was born in Princeton, New Jersey, of German and Italian descent. He grew up in Passaic, New Jersey, and is a graduate of Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida. Ernst also played college football and is a graduate of Long Island University.
He has two brothers. His oldest brother, Scott Ernst, was an established theatre actor who died at the age of 33. His youngest brother, Keith Ernst, is a stand up comedian as well.
- Toribio, Elyse. "Bret Ernst to appear at Bananas Comedy Club", The Record (Bergen County), October 19, 2012. Accessed August 11, 2013. "Ernst, who refers to himself as "That Guy" who wore cheesy vests to nightclubs in the '90s, is no stranger to this area. He was born in Princeton and spent part of his childhood in Passaic before moving to Florida for high school."