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Brett Erlich of The Rotten Tomatoes Show
March 1, 1982 |
San Fernando Valley
|Occupation||Host of Pop Trigger|
Brett Erlich (born March 1, 1982) is a political comedian and TV & Web personality who can currently be found on Pop Trigger on the The Young Turks. He also appears on ABC News Primetime Specials hosted by Barbara Walters and Katie Couric.
From 2006-2011, Brett was a writer, producer, and host of InfoMania, a comedic news show on the cable station Current TV, created by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart creator Madeline Smithberg and executive produced by David Nickoll. He also formerly wrote, co-hosted (with Ellen Fox), and co-executive produced The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV, until The Rotten Tomatoes show was canceled and was converted to a 2 minute segment on InfoMania.
InfoMania was canceled in the summer of 2011, with its final episode airing July 15, 2011. The cancellation came as a surprise to many of the show's fans, who created Twitter accounts and Facebook pages to attempt to save it.
From July 1, 2006 to July 9, 2007, Erlich wrote, associate-produced, and co-hosted Google Current.
Erlich's segments on InfoMania and Google Current include Viral Video Film School, Guilty Pleasures, Men Menning, Everybody's Doin' It, Spam I Got, Ostensibly on the Scene, World Leader Flickr Sites, Retroactive Interview, and FearCast.
Erlich was born in the San Fernando Valley (U.S.), and attended Stanford University, graduating in 2004. While there, he co-founded the Stanford Shakespeare Society, a student-run company devoted to the production and performance of Shakespearean and Shakespeare-influenced drama. In 2010 he appeared in a commercial for the Nissan Juke, and in 2012 he appeared in the independent feature Dead Dad (deaddadmovie.com).
His show Viral Video Film School was nominated for a Webby Award in 2010 and became a People's Voice Winner in Online Film & Video "How To & DIY" category.
His video "Saw the Musical" was nominated for a 2011 Webby in the Variety category but lost to Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns.
In the fall of 2013, he became the online host of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Declassified" an online companion show on ABC.com to the ABC Network T.V. show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Hosted by comedian Brett Erlich, "...Declassified" features recaps, sketches and featurettes to bring fans up to speed. According to Variety, the network plans three expanded installments during the season to delve into the series’ more provocative storylines, with the help of some special guests.