Woodstock Comedy Festival: Late Night Comedy Writing
DICK CAVETT is a three-time Emmy winner and host of "The Dick Cavett Show" late-night on ABC, on PBS, the USA network and on CNBC. His shows were hailed for their wide variety of guests, its frequent controversy, and Cavett's ability to attract "ungettable" guests. His most recent book, "TALK SHOW" is a collection of his blogs written for his online New York Times column of the same name.
RICK OVERTON says he's "been doing standup comedy since before there were lockable steering columns on cars. Seriously." He also says he "believes that Comedy shares its roots with Country Western and The Blues because they're all just complaining to a rhythm." The Emmy-award winning comedy veteran has appeared on HBO, Showtime and in many roles including the Drake on Seinfeld and Pam's Dad on The Office. His credits include: The League, The Kroll Show, the Green Room with Robert Klein and Jonathan Winters, Groundhog Day, Soderberg's The Informant, Bad Teacher, Adult Swim's Children's Hospital, and ABC's Last Man Standing. Rick and currently has a popular podcast, Overview with Rick Overton, on iTunes.
EDDIE BRILL is a well respected and very funny stand up here in the USA and abroad.
For the past sixteen years and counting, he has worked on The Late Show with David Letterman. He is currently the audience warm-up and for eleven years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator. Eddie has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries...including ten appearances on The Late Show...and the FX hit series, "Louie." He has been seen in many films including, "30 Years To Life" with Tracy Morgan. A three-time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male Comic in NYC, Eddie is also the creative director of The Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson in his hometown of Norfolk, NE...and is one of the talent coordinators of this year's premiere Woodstock Comedy Festival as well.
HESTER MUNDIS is a multi-tasking author and humorist with more personas than Sybil and Anne Heche combined (but in a good way), Hester Mundis, former head writer for "The Joan Rivers Show," is a four-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Writing. She has written, co-written and ghost written articles, plays, screenplays, TV shows and 27 books, both fiction and nonfiction, under numerous pseudonyms, for numerous reasons, for numerous celebrities on subjects ranging from marriage, motherhood, and divorce to the joys of franchising brothels, the virtues of vitamins, and 101 ways to avoid reincarnation, to name just a few.
*Official event of the Woodstock Comedy Festival*
Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) (View)
28 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498