Eddie Pepitone

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Eddie Pepitone
Eddie Pepitone in 2012.jpg
Born Edward David Pepitone
(1958-11-05) November 5, 1958 (age 58)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1984–present

Edward David "Eddie" Pepitone (born November 5, 1958) is an American actor and stand-up comedian.

Early life[edit]

Pepitone was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised from the age of nine on Staten Island. He studied from the age of fourteen at Tisch School of the Arts[1]


Described as a "cult favorite”,[2] Pepitone is a staple in the Los Angeles comedy scene. He is known for his regular appearances on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast and his sketch appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Conan, often playing his recurring role as the "New York City Heckler" in the audience.[3] He has also had recurring roles on television programs such as The Life & Times of Tim, The Sarah Silverman Program and Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. His short mockumentary film "Runyon: Just Above Sunset", co-written by Karen Simmons, and directed by Troy Conrad, won Best in Show (as well as Best Actor in a Mockumentary) at the L.A. Mockfest as well as Best Comedy Short at the Burbank Film Festival in 2011.

Pepitone was a first round contestant during the first season of Last Comic Standing. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s Pepitone was a regular sketch performer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has appeared in films such as The Muppets, Old School, School for Scoundrels, and Terri. Pepitone regularly performs stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Pepitone has made many guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bob's Burgers, The King of Queens, Chappelle's Show, Monk, Community, Childrens Hospital, Happy Endings, Flight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Eddie also appears in the 2012 documentary "Alone Up There" that looks at the craft of stand-up comedy.

Pepitone's first stand-up album A Great Stillness was released in 2011. His also released a sketch comedy album in 2006 called "The Big Push".

From 2011 to 2013, Pepitone starred in the 500 episodes of the web comedy series "Puddin'".[4]

In the fall of 2013, Pepitone started hosting his own podcast called "Pep Talks" after being a member of the "The Long Shot" podcast for several years.

In 2014, he won the September 7 episode of @midnight.

A documentary about Pepitone's career entitled The Bitter Buddha was released in 2012 to positive reviews.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Pepitone is a vegan.[7] He also has liberal political views. Pepitone is adamant that he created the concept of right and left-footed socks.



Year Title Role
1984 Combat Shock Terry
2003 Old School Archer
2005 Save the Mavericks
2005 Freeze Out Tim
2007 Life with Fiona
2007 The Living Wake Reginald
2009 Punching the Clown Eddie
2010 Picking & Grinning Al
2011 Terri Joe Hollywood
2011 The Muppets Postman
2013 Free Ride BK
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie John Swann
2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dolores Brutananadilewski
2015 Regular Show: The Movie Sherm


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