Eddie Sarfaty

Comedian and writer Eddie Sarfaty has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Logo’s Wisecrack, The Joy Behar Show, and is a subject of the documentaries, Laughing Matters and Heartfelt. He has been featured at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Toyota Comedy Festival in New York.            

            In 2008, "Second-Guessing Grandma," an essay of Eddie's that appeared in the anthology, When I Knew, was made into a short film starring Tony-nominee Kathleen Chalfant. It has been screened at film festivals across the US as well as in Italy, Britain, Bosnia, and Brazil and has won several jury prizes and audience-choice awards.            

            Eddie’s first book, a collection of humorous essays entitled Mental: Funny in the Head (Kensington Books), received excellent reviews, is currently in its third printing, and was the featured selection of the InsightOut Book Club, a division of Bookspan, for the month of its release. Eddie’s writing has also been featured in the anthologies I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in this Relationship, Best Gay Stories 2013 and Love, Christopher Street as well as the Huffington Post and Out, Advocate, Metrosource, and Los Angeles Confidential magazines.

            In collaboration with fellow comedian and writer Bob Smith, Eddie recently completed his first screenplay, The Borlowski Method, a mother-daughter story about the effects of sudden fame and Red Bull on a thirty-something LA actress and her mother, a frumpy sixty-five-year-old homemaker from Buffalo, NY.             

            In addition to offering stand-up comedy workshops at theaters around the country, Eddie is on the faculty of The Theatre Lab in Washington, DC and New York University, where he teaches courses in improv, comedy writing, and stand-up.