"Carlin told him: 'Just tell the truth from your perspective and no-one can ever argue with that. Just don't make fun of other people's lives and their ways because then they're going to close off to you… You don't tell the audience 'you suck!' It's 'we suck!'"
- Former Late Show-booker Eddie Brill recounted some advice from George Carlin in an interview with Chortle, and also talked about prepping foreign comics for Letterman and the desperate need for vulnerability in standup.
Stand-up comic Jena Friedman is joining the writing staff of Late Show with David Letterman this week. This is exciting for two reasons. One, Friedman is a hilarious and smart up-and-coming comic. Two, her addition to the writing staff marks the first time in Late Show history that more than one woman has been on the staff. A lot has been written in the last year about the dearth of women on major late night show writing staffs, and one can only see the hiring of Friedman as another step in the right direction.