Longtime Late Show With David Letterman standup comedy booker Eddie Brill will no longer handle those duties following an uproar over a New York Times interview in which he said the reason he booked more male than female comedians was that “there are a lot less female comics who are authentic. I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.” CBS had no comment yesterday but a person knowledgeable about Late Show said it was returning to a system whereby a staffer from the show will scout comedians at clubs and other performance spaces and invite them to perform for senior producers who will make booking decisions. The Times said Brill was expected to remain as a warm-up comedian for the studio audience.
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