The Teachers’ Comedian

By Trinity Wilson

Forest Brook Middle School-Journalism

HOUSTON – Forest Brook Middle School newspaper staff members, Jacob and Trinity Wilson, interviewed Eddie B., the “Comedian for Teachers”.  He is a rising star who became a comedian after teaching for 13 years. It was exciting and motivating as he told us a little information about his life.  

Native to Houston, Texas, he attended college at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  It was while studying there that he began doing comedy.  I can really see how things that happen in class on a daily basis can be added in his material each time he takes the stage.  So glad we got a chance to meet him in person thanks to Jennifer Jermany. Our interview went something like this…. please enjoy as we get a glimpse into the life and times of Eddie B.

The Interview

Trinity:  What is it like being a comedian?

Eddie B:  It is a fun ride being a comedian, and it’s scary sometimes being on the stage.  But, you get used to it after a while.

Trinity:  What was it like being a teacher?

Eddie B:  It was fun because I wanted to be the teacher that I’d never had.

            He was described as the fun but strict teacher that exposes you to a whole new world.

Trinity:  What made you want to be a comedian?

Eddie B:  I didn’t aspire to become a comedian.  I just enjoyed cracking jokes all the time.

            While in college, he decided to get on stage.

Trinity:  How did you get to where you are now?

Eddie B:  I don’t know…God.  Because a lot of comedians have worked their entire lives to try to make it here, this must be God’s plan.

Trinity:  Would you say you’re happier as a comedian than you were as a teacher?

Eddie B:  I like the fact that I can put teacher and comedian together.  It’s the best of both worlds.  I had some good days as a teacher, but, now I have more freedom than I had as a teacher.

Trinity:  What do you feel is the best part of your job now?

Eddie B:  Meeting all the different types of teachers and working with other people all around the world.

            Eddie B. met his fellow comedian, Jennifer, during a show.  He added, “She stood out more than anything, and we started working together.”


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