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2708: Funny People

with Eddie Brill – Panic; booking the Late Show with David Letterman; reading lips; accidental joke thievery; sex, drugs, and comedy in the ‘80s; Eddie’s media frenzy over sexism in show business September 5, 2017

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Show Notes

  • — Living Legend: Eddie Brill, who has been in the game forever, is in studio
  • — Google Malley: The gang talks about the stupid moves we make when we're flustered and panicked
  • — A Booker And A Comic: Eddie discusses his career as a comedian as well as a booker/mentor at clubs and on Late Show with David Letterman
  • — Brooklyn Born, Florida Raised: Eddie discusses his early childhood and family life
  • — Read Between The Lips: Eddie was hard of hearing when he was a kid, and he learned to read lips
  • — I Wrote That Too, George: Eddie discusses writing original material despite watching thousands of set tapes every year
  • — The Kinison Years: Eddie reminisces about his years doing hard drugs and partying in L.A. during the comedy boom at the Comedy Store
  • — Women Aren’t Funny: Eddie explains how he was misquoted and turned into a scapegoat because of an interview he did with The New York Times regarding the lack of female comedians on the Letterman show

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Eddie Brill
Eddie Brill
Eddie and David Letterman
Eddie and David Letterman
George Carlin
George Carlin
The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store
Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison
Sam's sweetheart
Sam's sweetheart
Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr
Robert Schimmel
Robert Schimmel
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
Karen Rontowski
Karen Rontowski
Paula Poundstone
Paula Poundstone
Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Jen Kirkman
Jen Kirkman
Barry Katz
Barry Katz
Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Carmen Lynch
Carmen Lynch
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Stephanie Birkitt, Letterman's mistress
Stephanie Birkitt, Letterman's mistress
Jake Johannsen
Jake Johannsen
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
Amy Schumer and Anthony Jeselnik
Amy Schumer and Anthony Jeselnik
Lizz Winstead
Lizz Winstead
Ron White
Ron White
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