Louis C.K. meets Woody Allen in this sitcom based loosely on the life of comedian Brad Zimmerman.
Brad is a stand-up comedian waiting tables while seeking his big break. When not on the road
he plies his trade as a New York waiter – a waiter who has seen too many knives, forks, overfed
and under-tipping customers.
He is joined at “Ben’s Downtown Bistro” by owner/chef Ben Bourbogne, a feisty African-
American who hails from Louisiana and whose verbage is spicier than his creole. He and Brad
go “way back” and have a love-hate relationship.
When not on the road with his sporadic comedy gigs, Brad’s waiting job gets him through. He
dreams of the big time while serving veal piccata – of leaving the one-bedroom on Riverside
Drive he’s inhabited for 30-years – all the while dealing with a most hilarious life and characters
that swirl around him.
Outside of work is Brad’s landlord, Irma Rabinowitz, the Bronx Gladys Kravitz.
Brad is always up-to-date on all the comings, goings and undoing’s of every tenant at every
moment via Irma – or as Brad says “everything I always didn’t want to know delivered in a
Borsche Belt Entertainment Tonight sorta way”.
Then we have Barbara Zimmerman, Brad’s ever suffering mother now residing in Boca Raton,
Fla. – the retirement capital of the Lower East Side.
Finally, Brad’s life would not be complete without his Uncle Morrie (Billy Crystal) - aging,
annoying and arthritic, but a constant reminder of who he is and where he came from.
Along with a few more odds and ends, Brad negotiates the avenues of his life deftly and with
Less affluent than Seinfeld, more poignant than Curb Your E. “Waiting On Brad” brings pathos,
energy, laughs and a strong dose of heartburn. In other words – we’ll all know the difference
between Cabernet and a Cote du Rhone….”a dollah”.
Click here to see the demo reel from "Waiting on Brad".