Trained by Joan Rivers Herself- Eileen won the Joan Rivers competition on "The Joan Rivers Show" and Joan would surprise Eileen on national televsion shows endorsing Eileen as her double. (tape available upon request)
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Can We T've been having a lot of fun impersonating "Joan" starting with an appearance on the "TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO"... KTLA TV airing "Joan" at the REEL AWARDS.
Eileen, originally from Chicago, is an actress and stand-up comedienne who started her career when meeting Bette Midler over lunch in New York.
While laughing, Bette advised Eileen that she was a "natural comedienne" and should study at Chicago's SECOND CITY.
Just a year later, Eileen appeared as a guest on THE PHIL DONAHUE SHOW as an Up & Coming Comedienne.
Moving to Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, she appeared as a "Regular" at the Comedy Store. After her gigs, she would go to Joan River's workshop where Joan would try out her new material and jokes on the audience.
Joan instantly liked Eileen and took her under her wing. She told Eileen,"I like 'm going to train you, you'll come, you'll learn !
AND SHE DID !
Over the years, Joan mentored Eileen who appeared as her guest on THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW winning the "Joan Rivers Lookalike Competition".
She has also appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, GERALDO and VICKI! LAWRENCE SHOW (Partial list).
I've worked other jobs but the most exciting event was flying to Washington D.C. for the AOL Corporate Christmas Party. I didn't want to look shabby so I wore a Bob Mackie original gown ...We've all seen Joan at the Awards ceremonies greeting celebrities, making a fuss over them and what they're wearing, well, that was ME with all the AOL VIP's!, my TV crew frantically chasing me to televise my dishy comments and antics on big screens and in everyone's hotel suites just like the real "award shows". People told me they were laughing out loud watching me on television from their hotel rooms as they were getting dressed for the event. I lost a few pounds that night greeting 6000 VIP', everyone had a ball and thought I was really Joan !!!
TRADE SHOWS: (partial list) -
VOCALTEC, PSINET, SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, IRISH SPRING SPORT, SIMPLE SHOES/ UGG BOOTS, SANYO FISHER
SPECIAL SKILLS -
Talk Show Hostess, Professional Speaker, Stand-Up, Improvisation, Impressionist - Joan Rivers, Dr. Ruth, Judge Judy, Sally Jessy Raphael-, Voice-Overs, Singer-alto, Dancer (Ballroom, swing. Etc.)
Bachelor Of Fine Arts – Southern Illinois University
Teaching Credential – Chicago Board Of Education, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Unified School DistrictsASSOCIATIONS -
SAG. AFTRA, EQUITY, NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION, ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES, BEVERLY HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Eileen is available to appear as M.C.,”Joan Rivers” appearances at Corporate Events, Award shows, Theme Parties, and Bar & Bat Mitzvahs. She can also write and customize “special material” for your next Special Event and Comedy Roast.