“Late Show” Booker Fired For Sexist Comments About Women Comedians
5:45 pm, January 17th | by Amy Tennery
“The Late Show With David Letterman” has fired its head comedy booker, Eddie Brill, after he told The New York Times he believes women comics are less “authentic” and that they “act like men” to “please an audience.” This was said during an interview for a profile about himself.
Apparently CBS is keeping pretty mum about the firing, but The Wrap reported that he’s definitely on his way out, with “The Late Show” looking to scrub its image a tad.
Brill, a legend in the industry, had been booking comics on the Letterman show for around a decade. And in the last year he’d booked just one woman out of a total 22 comics, according to The Wrap.
It’s nice to know that sexism isn’t tolerated at the “Late Show”… when it’s mentioned in the Times.