Eric Drysdale

Eric Drysdale

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Career

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Drysdale worked as a writer and occasional on-screen actor for "The Daily Show" for six years, during which time he contributed to their coverage of the and . While there, he won five Emmy awards, two Peabody Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, and an ASIFA animation award.

He also performed collaborative work on "America (The Book)", in which he drew a facsimile of the "bill" from the Schoolhouse Rock! series. The caption added that he was not compensated for his drawing.

"The Colbert Report"

From 2005 to 2008, Drysdale worked as a writer on "The Colbert Report", appearing sometimes on-screen as Bobby, Stephen Colbert's besieged stage manager. His last appearance on the show was the April 21, 2008 episode, in which his character Bobby was eaten by Stephen. He was also involved in writing the 2007 book, "I Am America (And So Can You!)".

Music

For five years from 2000, Eric was a part-time member of the band Tammy Faye Starlite and the Angels of Mercy, performing satirical country-rock. He co-wrote and performed two songs on Tammy's second album, "Used Country Female". He performed with Willie Nelson on "The Colbert Report".

His best-known song, "This Rubik's Cube is Driving Me Crazy" was performed on an episode of Comedy Centrals Premium Blend in 2000.

Other work

Drysdale has written and produced three full-length live shows at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade theater: "The Drysdales Present: A Comedy Show" (2001), "The Daryl Hall and John Oates Mumbo Jumbo Hour" (2003), and "The Chipperton Family Vocaltainers' Shooby-Dooby-Dooby Hour" (2004). The latter was an official selection at the 2005 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

He performs stand-up, presents movies, and performs monologues at venues throughout New York City, and has performed on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and NBC's Late Friday, as well as at the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival, and Seattle's Bumbershoot festival. He also contributed material to three all-star benefits for autism education organized by Robert Smigel.

External links

* [http://www.edrysdale.com Official Website]
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References

* [http://www.edrysdale.com/bio.html EDrysdale.com: About Eric Drysdale] . Accessed on December 7, 2007
* [http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/cc_insider/2007/01/susie_felber_in_2.html Susie Felber Interviews Colbert Writer Eric Drysdale] . Accessed on December 7, 2007
* [http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-colbert-report/profile/eric-drysdale.aspx BuddyTV: Eric Drysdale] . Accessed on December 7, 2007


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