Eddie Brill, for the past ten years and counting, has worked on the Late Show with David Letterman. He is the audience warm-up and Talent Coordinator for the comedians who appear on the show.
He started stand-up comedy in the late 70's in college, but moved back to NY and was a copywriter for an advertising agency for a short while. But in July of 1984 he got back into doing stand-up when he started, booked and hosted the very successful Paper Moon Comedy Club in the west village of NYC and hasn't stopped since. Since then he has become an international comedian who can work most anywhere in the world...anywhere in the world where they speak English of course. He has taped more than 100 television shows in six different countries. He is also a 3-time MAC Award Winner (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) for Best Male Stand-up Comic in NYC.
He has hosted and performed for hundreds of corporate events...including ESPN, Glaxo Welcome. Hyatt Hotels and BMC Software. He performed on some of the greatest stages in the world including The Shrine Auditorium and Radio City Music Hall. He has been the audience warm-up for many shows including the "Dana Carvey Show," "Madigan Men," "This is Your Life" and for a short time....early episodes of "Saved By The Bell." He has appeared in numerous films as an actor...most recently, "30 Years To Life" with Tracy Morgan. He has used his voice talents in many animated series including Comedy Central's "Dr Katz" and ABC's "Science Court."
Eddie produces and helps book stand-up talent all over the world. Along with Norman Lear in 1978, he helped create one of the first ever college comedy writing departments in the country at Emerson College in Boston. He also helped create the Emerson Comedy Workshop, about to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Some of the talents emerging from that workshop: Denis Leary, Mario Cantone, Anthony Clark, David Cross, Bill Burr to name a few. He currently teaches a highly acclaimed stand-up comedy workshop worldwide that helps comics young and old take their comedy work to the next level. Eddie is the consulting editor and humor consultant for Readers' Digest. Promoting the magazine's humor franchise in his travels around the country, at college campuses, on the radio and working to get the humor on Reader's Digest's pages translated into many different media.
Eddie performs and helps raise money for many benefits including The Roberto Clemente Foundation (for underprivileged children), Sisters in Survival (women with Breast cancer). Juvenile Diabetes, The American Cancer Association, and, of course, with Reader's Digest and St. Jude on Stand-Up for the Children.
Phew. How Eddie Brill finds time to eat and sleep, I have no idea.