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Eddie Brill is a world-renowned comedian, writer and actor. For seventeen years he entertained, engaged and energized audiences as the warm-up talent on the Late Show with David Letterman, pulling double duty as the show’s Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator for eleven of those years.
Eddie has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries…including ten televised appearances on The Late Show. Brill played himself in the FX hit series, “Louie,” and has rolls in a number of films including, “30 Years To Life” with Tracy Morgan.
A 3-time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male Comic in NYC, Eddie created The Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson in his hometown of Norfolk, NE, and serves as one of the talent coordinators of the Woodstock Comedy Festival.
Brill has been tapped to perform and book comic talent for hundreds of corporate shows including ESPN, where he worked a number of Super Bowls and booked the talent for the 25th anniversary extravaganza. Other clients include Glaxo Smith Welcome, BMC Software, American Dental Association, Hyatt Hotels, American Cancer Association, St Jude’s, Juvenile Diabetes, Phillip Morris, Dow Chemical, Roberto Clemente Foundation, and American Airlines.
Along with Norman Lear in 1978, Brill 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, founded in 1976 and continues to thrive today. Brill delivers seminars on comedy, Late Night Television, and becoming a better speaker. 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.
Brill has been working with The American Comedy Hall of Fame producing comedy archives and wrangling the talent for the soon-to-be produced Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
“…the Great American Comedy Festival… Among the reasons for saying yes was that Robert Klein would be there and that these particular aspirants to the jesting trade had been expertly selected. Eddie Brill — himself a comic pro and hunter for talent for Dave Letterman’s show — had combed the comic woods, scanning top comedy clubs around the United States for the best available and most promising talent. And he delivered it.” -Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett also told the New York Times, “Among my growing list of topics promised but not delivered was a report on a comedy festival I attended recently in Norfolk, Neb. (I got an award there, but let that pass.) At the risk of sounding curmudgeonly, attending anything that threatened a forced viewing of a lot of new and largely unknown standup comics would be low on my list of musts; down there between dedicating a statue of Spiro Agnew and a street sale of macramé.
But this one, the Great American Comedy Festival, had good promise. Among the reasons for saying yes was that Robert Klein would be there and that these particular aspirants to the jesting trade had been expertly selected. Eddie Brill — himself a comic pro and hunter for talent for Dave Letterman’s show — had combed the comic woods, scanning top comedy clubs around the United States for the best available and most promising talent. And he delivered it.”