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.
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.”