Eddie Pepitone

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Eddie Pepitone
Eddie Pepitone in 2012.jpg
Pepitone in 2012
Edward David Pepitone

(1958-11-05) November 5, 1958 (age 62)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1984–present

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

Early life[edit]

Pepitone was born to a Sicilian father and a Jewish mother in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised from the age of nine on Staten Island.


Pepitone in 2017, at the Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, Norway

Described as a "cult favorite",[1] 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.[2] 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, The Eric Andre Show, Happy Endings, Flight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Pepitone 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 recorded at the Gotham Comedy Club and released in 2011. He 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'.[3]

In the fall of 2013, Pepitone started hosting his own podcast called Pep Talks[4] after being a member of 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[5] was released in 2012 to positive reviews.[6][7]

Pepitone is now starring in the Adult Swim comedy Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. He stars as Eddie, a tortured soul.

Personal life[edit]

Pepitone is a vegan.[8]

Pepitone is famously best friends with Matt Oswalt, the younger brother of Patton Oswalt.[9][10]



Year Title Label Formats
2006 The Big Push Exotic Recordings CD/Download
2011 A Great Stillness Self-release Download
2014 Stand Up! Records CD/LP / color vinyl LP (2017)
2015 In Ruins: Live In Brooklyn[11] Comedy Dynamics CD/Download



Year Title Studio Formats
2011 Runyon: Just Above Sunset (short) www.eddiepepitone.com[13] Download
2013 The Bitter Buddha (documentary) Syndctd Entertainment/Passion River Films/Gravitas Ventures DVD/Download/Streaming
2014 In Ruins (special) Netflix Download/Streaming

Album appearances[edit]

Year Artists Title Track
2006 The Comedians of Comedy Live at the El Rey Cameo
2007 Comedians To Pay Attention To 4. Eddie Pepitone
2012 Various Artists from Stand Up! Records Comedy Juice All-Stars 3. Twitbook
Rob Kutner And The Levinson Brothers It's Okay To Do Stuff 6. Wally Wants A Real Doll
2015 Adam Carolla Road Work, Vol. 1 What Can't Adam Complain About? 7. Finding Money (The Irvine Improv 12/10/12)
2017 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend feat. Rachel Bloom Getting Over Jeff (single) 2. My Friend’s Dad



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Combat Shock Terry - Strung-Out Junkie
2003 Old School Archer
2005 Save the Mavericks Coach Cal
Freeze Out Tim
2007 The Heckler Heckler / Stand-Up Short film
also writer
Life with Fiona Mr. Thogmartin
The Living Wake Reginald
2008 Held Up Martin Television film
2009 Punching the Clown Eddie
2010 Pickin' & Grinnin' Al
Bright Day! Himself Documentary film
Seattle Komedy Dokumentary Himself Documentary film
2011 Runyon: Just Above Sunset Eddie Short film
Who the F#ck Is Chip Seinfeld? Himself
Terri Joe Hollywood
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Approximo
The Muppets Postman
2012 Alone Up There Himself Documentary film
The Bitter Buddha Himself Documentary film
2013 Free Ride BK
2014 Trunk'd Randy
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie John Swann
2015 Bad Night The Clown
Regular Show: The Movie Sherm (voice)
2016 B-Roll Sam
5 Doctors Boris
2017 Handsome Durante


Year Title Role Notes
2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Tony 1 episode
2011–2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Dolores Brutananadilewski (voice) 2 episodes
2013–2014 Community Crazy Schmidt 2 episodes
2013–2019 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Eddie 18 episodes
2014–2015 Maron Stu Carbone 2 episodes
2015–2016 Regular Show Sherm (voice) 4 episodes
2016 Limitless Josh-O-Saurus
2017-2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Bob
Mighty Magiswords DeBizz (voice)
2019 Rick and Morty Testicle Monster #2 (voice) Episode: Rattlestar Ricklactica


  1. ^ Hartsell, Carol (November 28, 2011). "Eddie Pepitone's 'A Great Stillness': Cult-Favorite Releases First Comedy Album (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  2. ^ "The Laughspin interview with Eddie Pepitone". Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. ^ LaPorte, Nicole (September 17, 2013). "Matt Oswalt's "Puddin'" Brings Darkness To Office Comedy And YouTube". Fast Company.
  4. ^ "Pep Talks w/ The Bitter Buddha". SoundCloud.
  5. ^ "The Bitter Buddha". buy.thebitterbuddha.com.
  6. ^ "The Bitter Buddha - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Eddie Pepitone The Bitter Buddha documentary film review". Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  8. ^ Modell, Josh. "We ask The Bitter Buddha, Eddie Pepitone, 11 Questions". TV Club.
  9. ^ Ryan, Kyle. "Eddie Pepitone". The A.V. Club.
  10. ^ "#22- Matt Oswalt the genius behind Puddin' strip from Pep Talks with the Bitter Buddha | Podbay". podbay.fm.
  11. ^ Thurm, Eric. "Eddie Pepitone's latest comedy album is a delightfully cutting sermon". The A.V. Club.
  12. ^ "Eddie Pepitone". Discogs.
  13. ^ http://eddiepepitone.com/eddie-pepitone-shop/

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