Berkshire Mountain Comedy Arts Festival and Shakespeare & Company will present an evening of stand-up comedy and sit-down conversation with three-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Award-winning comedian Eddie Brill at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Tina Packer Playhouse.

With BMCAF co-founder Kevin Bartini serving as master of ceremonies, the first half of the evening will feature Brill and his son Dan Madonia’s stand-up comedy in honor of Father’s Day, followed by a sit-down conversation between Bartini and Brill highlighting backstage stories, lessons and advice from a life in the entertainment industry. The event is part of BMCAF’s Comedy & Conversation Series.

Brill will also lead Eddie Brill’s Building a Career in Entertainment Seminar at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Shakespeare & Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.

Comedy & Conversation tickets cost $40 and seminar tickets cost $30. Information: Box Office at 413-637-3353 or

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Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.