Late Night With David Letterman comedy booker Eddie Brill found himself at the center of a controversy this weekend after the New York Times ran a controversial profile on the comic. Hot on the heels of the Christopher Hitchens’ debate on whether women in comedy are funny, Brill was criticized for booking few female comics and responded, “I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.”
Despite apologizing for the comment and insisting he was misquoted (the article’s writer denies this), Brill has been fired from the booking position at after participating in an Internet flame war over the weekend. However, he will continue to serve as the show‘s warm-up comic.
His methods may seem misogynistic, but at least we know he is cootie-free. (Observer)