Eddie Brill Responds to His New York Times Profile

Eddie Brill was the subject of Jason Zinoman's comedy column last week in the New York Times, and he didn't come off looking too good. The most damning part of the piece is the following quote: Among some comics “Late Show” has a reputation for favoring a certain profile. “The types they seem to like are middle-aged white men from the Midwest,” the comic Amy Schumer said. Only one woman (Karen Rontowski) was booked in 2011. “There are a lot less female comics who are authentic,” Mr. Brill said. “I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.”

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Judd Apatow Takes Digs at Ricky Gervais From His Own Hosting Gig

This past Saturday, Judd Apatow hosted the Producer's Guild Awards, and he used his time on stage as an opportunity to talk some shit about Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes hosting performance: At the Producers Guild of America Awards, Apatow, in a profanity-laced bit, noted: "Apparently, you can do this job wrong. And it can affect your whole career. What did you think of Ricky Gervais? I didn't like it. I thought it was mean. The 'Lost' joke about the fat guy eating everyone, Ricky Gervais just lost weight. Right now, he's 4 pounds away from being able to make that joke.

"He started out with Charlie Sheen," Apatow [...]