As well as being mentioned in Variety, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone magazines, Bret Ernst was written in The Hollywood Reporter as “one of the best and most respected stand-up comedians in the business today.” In 2011 his Comedy Central Presents was voted “top 5 comedy specials” by comedy central viewers in the stand-up showdown, and his album “American Comic” broke the top 10 on itunes. In 2014, Bret’s podcast, “The Bret Ernst Show” ranked in the top 15% on Sticher, and prompted a spin-off podcast, “You’re on the List.”
Bret is a recurring guest on The Adam Carolla Show, and can be seen on the new season of TRUtv’s “How to be a Grown Up.” In 2015, New York Times bestselling author Mike Lynch (Not Taco Bell Material, and 50 Years We’ll All Be Chicks) signed a deal with Bret to develop a book about his life, and his anticipated comedy special, “Latchkey Comic,” is slated to shoot in August. Bret first gained national notoriety starring in the feature film Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, which documented Ernst with Vaughn & three other comedians as they performed in a 30 night-30 venue tour across America. He had a recurring role on the SHOWTIME series WEEDS, was seen on CSI:NY, and also appeared in Artie Lange's movie, Beer League.
Bret hosted the Oxygen series Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too as well as Wrestling Society X on MTV. His stand-up has been featured on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, the Showtime series Comics Without Borders, The Late Late Show on CBS, and the Kevin Hart series One Mic Stand on BET. Bret has made celebrity appearances on Chelsea Lately, ABC’s Comics Unleashed, Top Ten on E! and The Sports List on FOX. Born in New Jersey, Ernst went to Plantation High in South Florida, played collegiate level football at Long Island University in New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles. Bret performs internationally and to sold-out crowds in the top comedy clubs across America, averaging 35 cities a year.