Eddy Brimson is a British stand up comedian and writer with a likeable ‘every man’ demeanour. Very much a crowd pleaser, Brimson effortlessly gets large audiences on side through his surprisingly chipper comedy style, despite the initial stern impression he gives.
I asked Eddy these seven questions to find out more about him…
1) What motivates you when writing comedy?
Ohhh that’s a hard one. Jokes are hard to come by, you’ve seen my set. I suppose what motivates me is not wanting to get bored. I usually wait for something to happen but you’ll be surprised how dull the journey to a gig usually is.
2) What is the perfect weekend for you?
Watford FC and Hemel Hempstead Town FC both winning and L*t*n Town (I refuse to write their name) losing. I love chips, and so chips. No vinegar. Work is always fun. Although it’s not really work is it? Not like being a nurse, a fireman or the bloke selling helium balloons to kids in the high street. That’s a shocking job. It’ll only end in tears. You think he is selling happiness but in reality he knows that balloon will either fly away, pop or deflate. How he sleeps at night I’ll never know. I bet it’s not on a helium filled bed. Arsehole.
3) What is your worst nightmare?
The reverse of the above… but without the balloon bit. I haven’t got kids so I don’t really care.
4) What is your best feature?
My best feature is without doubt my ability to listen. Well that’s what I’ve been told. Well I think that’s what she said. Boooom… I’m here all week. Seriously, I’m here all week, I’ve not got the bus fare home.
5) What’s your favourite type of biscuit?
I’m a huge fan of the chocolate Bourbon. When I was a young man out looking for love with my mates a friend of mine used to tell girls his dad invented it. You’d be surprised how many Bourbons we would eat whilst alone together. Sad days.
6) What is your attitude towards winter?
I loooove winter, it’s brilliant. Apart from the gigs where you get the office parties with the joker from work who will always try and outdo you. The pissed up manager that everyone hates but who’s trying to be everyone’s pal. The huge groups of teachers and coppers who are without doubt the worst behaved people when out in a pack. People pulling crackers just as you deliver a punch line and the angry lads who really just want to see how far they can get with the girls from accounts whilst you as an act are just getting in the way.
Apart from that, yeah I really like the winter.
7) What do you want to achieve?
My dreams were shattered long ago when my hair fell out. You can’t sell shampoo with a head like this. And I loved that market stall. As far as comedy is concerned, well that’s a hard one. I just want to get better so that one day, one day I too can get that hair transplant.