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Big name talent comes to town for Halifax Comedy Festival

The 14th annual Halifax Comedy Festival takes place this week and oneof the featured attractions is internationally celebrated comic EddieBrill from New York City.

The 14th annual Halifax Comedy Festival takes place this week and one of the featured attractions is internationally celebrated comic Eddie Brill from New York City.

In a phone interview last week with Metro Halifax, the comic, who works on the Late Show with David Letterman, said Haligonians should expect the type of comedy everyone can relate to.

Brill discusses topics like organized religion, and asks the compelling question: why do post offices advertise stamps?

During his latest show in Hollywood on Easter Sunday, Brill poked fun at the holiday. He says the audience ate it up like chocolate eggs.

“Easter’s a scary holiday,” Brill said. “I think the Easter Bunny was created to not shock the hell out of kids. You tell your kids it’s all about a man coming back from the dead they’ll freak out. So if you have chocolate and eggs and Easter Bunnies it makes it fun and cute.”

This July, Brill will celebrate 25 years in comedy. He’s been making people laugh for half his life. His career kicked off in college when he performed in a comedy group similar to local group Picnicface. Now Brill’s gig is on the Late Show with David Letterman where he warms up the audience and books comics.

“I like making people laugh,” he said. “I’m so passionate about it. I love it with all my heart.”

On Friday, Brill will emcee a free lunchtime show at the Scotia Square Mall food court: Comedy For Lunch. He’ll also perform at the Gala of Laughs on Friday at 8 p.m. the Gala Finale on Saturday at 8 p.m. Both events take place at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Other headliners this year include Michael Winslow from the Police Academy movies and Last Comic Standing winner Dat Phan.

 
 
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