A highly respected comedy workshop created and presented by Eddie Brill - former Talent Coordinator for the "Late Show with David Letterman and current creative director of both the Great American Comedy and the Woodstock Comedy Festivals. He has been running this one-of-a-kind workshop around the world since 1998. Eddie 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, as well as from fellow classmates; allowing for a unique student-teacher perspective in the process of building a firm foundation for you to easily understand how to truly be yourself onstage. Make no mistake; this rare opportunity for comics to be completely honest with themselves and each other is for the serious minded only. So leave your egos at the door, and get ready for a full and hardworking day. To achieve maximum focus with each member of his workshop, Eddie allows only a handful of participants in each approximately six to seven-hour session; so we suggest you act expeditiously if you wish to take advantage of this unique opportunity. It will be an experience you will never forget!
Some quotes from some former participants and one from someone who made their debut on Letterman under Eddie's tutelage.
"I never felt more at home than when I was in that room with you and the other comics. This is gonna sound cheesy but the only word I can use to adequately describe the experience is transformative."
"I had never done stand up before and you've given me the courage and motivated me to go out and do it. Even if I never go anywhere with it, it's still a fear I can say I conquered and something I worked hard on."
"I just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help and for running that workshop with us. It was so helpful to try and think about other people's acts from a critical angle and to hear their feedback and yours verbally, to hear how people responded intellectually rather than just based on laughs. Because of your workshop, I've sat down with other comics each of the past two days, writing bits and talking them out, and that has been so much more helpful than just writing alone during the day and waiting until an open mic to get any sort of feedback on whether or not a joke will work. So, I just wanted to say thanks. You really run a great workshop and it helped me more than I ever anticipated it would."