Nicknamed “The Bitter Buddha”, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark
art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles,
and Eckhart Tolle, Eddie is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage
and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar
angst and sardonic enlightenment. It’s no wonder that Eddie is considered a
favorite of such other comedy greats as Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Patton
Oswalt, and Marc Maron.
His international debut at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in 2012 was lauded as a
“tour-de-force” and “jaw-achingly hilarious”. His comedy album A Great Stillness
debuted on Billboard’s Comedy Top 10 and he is the subject of the feature-length
documentary The Bitter Buddha, which is currently available via iTunes, DVD, and
Amazon Prime’s Instant Video. His new hour-long comedy special, Eddie Pepitone:
In Ruins, recently debuted on Netflix.
In addition to his regular stand-up performances, Eddie is a stand-out character
actor. On the television front, he has been a mainstay on American broadcast and
cable networks, recurring on Community, Conan, Kickin’ It, Bob’s Burgers, and Your
Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Other notable turns include Arrested Development,
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hello Ladies, Weeds, The Flight of the Conchords, It’s Always
Sunny in Philadelphia, House MD, Chappelle’s Show, two seasons of Last Comic
Standing, and The Sarah Silverman Program.
On the feature side, Eddie was seen in the hit comedy Old School opposite Will
Ferrell, the Sundance entry Terri with John C. Reilly, The Living Wake opposite Jesse
Eisenberg, and the newly released Anna Paquin drama Free Ride.
In addition, Eddie is a social media stalwart. His Twitter account @eddiepepitone
has been hailed as a “must-follow”, his weekly Pep Talks podcast debuted earlier in
the year on the All Things Comedy network, and his brand new YouTube channel
launched under the JASH banner.