ERICK THORNTON a.k.a. POPE FRED


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Erick Thornton a.k.a. Pope Fred is a stand-up comic who I managed in the early to mid 2000s and I got him to hone his craft at the various comedy open-mic nights in and around Washington DC at such places as "Titan Bar", "Dr. Dremo's", "Shula's Steakhouse", "Freddie's", "Wiseacre's Comedy Club", "Soho Tea & Coffee", and a few other places. I even made a short film about him and his comedy with film-maker Adrian Salsgiver and it played in several film festivals around the country and it got him a bit of notice. He was even picked as one of the best in up-and-coming comedians in the area. But the comedy biz can be very cutthroat with very little pay and backstabbing behind the scenes so his interest in the stand-up comedy circuit waned and he concentrated on other things in his life. In 2006 his job had him moved to California where he is slowly getting back into stand-up and improv but he is currently making videos of his acapella songs that are quite humorous to hear and see.

NOW IN 2016
In 2012 Erick published his first book, "Foothold: Where We Go From Here", and it received glowing reviews and
today he is promoting his comedic alter-ego "Pope Fred", the larger-than-life internet personality that has
many videos on the web for your pleasure and amusement...Click below to order the book...

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Get Pope Fred's a-capella album "HyperPLATONIC" from Bandcamp.com

GET HIS 2013 ALBUM ON-LINE


A SHORT FILM OF THE COMEDY OF ERICK THORNTON







AUGUST 2004


On stage at Titan Bar in Washington, DC



Erick and I posing with hostess Esther Goldberg





On stage at Freddie's in Crystal City, VA









On stage at Titan Bar in Washington, DC





On stage at Dr. Dremo's in Arlington, VA



Another pose with hostess Esther Goldberg at Titan's in Washington, DC



On stage at Titan Bar in Washington, DC



On stage at Titan Bar in Washington, DC



Poster for the premier of the short film in Washington, DC



Poster for The One In Ten Comedy Showcase at Titan Bar in Washington, DC







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LIVE PERFORMANCES (2002-2005)


2002
July 10, 2002 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Filming of short documentary of his comedy
August 21, 2002 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
September 19, 2002 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
September 26, 2002 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
December 3, 2002 - Visions Cinema - Washington, DC - Emcee of "The Adrian Salsgiver Film Festival" and film debut

2003
February 20, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
March 13, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
March 27, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
April 10, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
April 17, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
May 2, 2003 - Market Five Gallery - Washington, DC
June 11, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
July 17, 2003 - Summer Is Magic Show - MLK Jr. Memorial Library - Washington, DC
July 30, 2003 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
August 4, 2003 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
August 7, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
August 14, 2003 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
August 15, 2003 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
August 18, 2003 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
August 25, 2003 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
October 13, 2003 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
October 22, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
November 5, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
November 12, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
November 19, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
November 26, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
December 3, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
December 10, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
December 17, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg
December 29, 2003 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
December 31, 2003 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Esther Goldberg

2004
January 5, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
January 10, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
January 12, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
January 28, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
February 5, 2004 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
February 9, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
February 11, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
February 16, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
February 18, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
February 19, 2004 - Wiseacres Comedy Club - Tyson's Corner, VA - Hosted by Ben Isaac
February 23, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
March 1, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
March 3, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
March 8, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
March 10, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
March 13, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Guest-Hosted by Esther Goldberg
March 17, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
March 22, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
March 24, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
March 31, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
April 5, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
April 7, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
April 14, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
April 21, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
May 10, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
May 12, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
May 23, 2004 - Shula's Steakhouse - Washington, DC - Hosted by Kurt Shackleford
May 24, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
May 26, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
June 12, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
June 14, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
June 23, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
June 28, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
June 30, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
July 12, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
July 14, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
July 18, 2004 - Shula's Steakhouse - Washington, DC - Hosted by Kurt Shackleford
July 19, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA
July 21, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
July 28, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
August 11, 2004 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by DB Gay
August 23, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
August 25, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA
August 26, 2004 - Saphire Café - Bethesda, MD
September 1, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA
September 5, 2004 - Shula's Steakhouse - Washington, DC - Hosted by Kurt Shackleford
September 6, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
September 13, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
September 14, 2004 - Common Grounds - Arlington, VA
September 16, 2004 - Saphire Café - Bethesda, MD
September 20, 2004 - Soho Coffee & Tea - Washington, DC - Hosted by The Improv's Paul Shorsch
September 21, 2004 - Common Grounds - Arlington, VA
September 27, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
September 29, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA
October 3, 2004 - Shula's Steakhouse - Washington, DC - Hosted by Kurt Shackleford
October 4, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
October 25, 2004 - Freddie's Funnies - Crystal City, VA - Hosted by Jolene Sugarbaker
October 27, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA
October 31, 2004 - Shula's Steakhouse - Washington, DC - Hosted by Kurt Shackleford
November 3, 2004 - Dr. Dremo's - Arlington, VA

2005
April 9, 2005 - Titan Bar - Washington, DC - Hosted by Zach Toczynski




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