Letterman Booker Eddie Brill Fired After ‘Women In Comedy’ Flame War

Eddie Brill, the Letterman comedy (Getty Images)

Eddie Brill, the longtime comedy booker of The Late Show With David Letterman, was fired after a controversial profile ran in The New York Times last week, Mirth Magazine reports.

Mr. Brill, who was written up by NYT’s comedy critic Jason Zinoman on Thursday, lashed out in the comment section of Mirth over the weekend, after Editor in Chief Larry Getlen took issue (along with many others) with the booker’s now-infamous line: “I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.”

Now Mr. Getlen reports that Mr. Brill was removed for “speaking to the press without authorization.” According to Mirth sources, he will continue to warm-up audiences before the show, though we doubt he…or Letterman’s audience for that matter…finds this turn of events very funny.