Comedy Writing and Performance
SATURDAY 2/18 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm at DSI Comedy Theater
Eddie Brill (worldwide touring comic, and former Talent Coordinator for the "Late Show with David Letterman") will instruct you in the key elements towards gaining the insight and understanding necessary in developing and retooling your show, from a live stage performance to a smart and hilarious television experience.
Each workshop participant receives individual coaching on the spot from Eddie, and from fellow classmates; allowing for a unique student-teacher perspective in the process of building a firm foundation for you to truly understand who you are on stage. Make no mistake; this rare opportunity for comics to be completely honest with themselves and each other is for the seriously minded only. So leave your egos at the door, and get ready for a hardworking day you will never forget.
In order to achieve maximum focus with each member of his workshop, Eddie allows only a handful of participants in each session; so we suggest you act soon. (READ: Register now.)
Eddie Brill is a well respected and very funny stand up here in the USA and abroad.
He has been a regular on the comedy scene in England since 1989. Eddie also works in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Holland and Hong Kong.
For seventeen years, he worked on The Late Show with David Letterman. He served as the audience warm-up and for eleven of those years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator.
Eddie has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries…including ten appearances on The Late Show…and an appearance on the FX hit series, “Louie.”
A 3-time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male 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. He is the creative director of the wildly successful “Great American Comedy Festival.” It honors Johnny Carson in his hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska…and The Woodstock Comedy Festival in Woodstock, NY. He has assisted in booking the US acts for the International TV show, “The World Stands Up.”
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, founded in 1976 and continues to thrive today. 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.
He 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.
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 with Reader’s Digest and St. Jude on Stand-Up for the Children.
Phew. How Eddie Brill finds time to eat and sleep, we have no idea.
No need to print tickets. Be green (and just be prepared to show photo ID at the door).
The Largest Comedy Festival in the Southern United States, produced by the DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill, proudly celebrates its 17th annual comedy party! Our festival celebrates North Carolina comedy and features acts from all over North America including Aparna Nancherla, Emo Philips, Kevin McDonald, Mo Collins, Kevin Allison and RISK!, Eddie Brill, Eric Hunicutt & Holly Laurent, Brian O'Connell, The Josh and Tamra Show ― all performing in local Chapel Hill and Carrboro, February 15-26 2017.