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Ian Edwards

  • Bio

    Ian Edwards was born in England and raised in Jamaica. His family moved to NY when he was 17. The United States is a great place to live, but not when you have a third world accent and are friendless. While he was literally slanging ber King in East Meadow, Long Island, he turned to see his co-workers laughing. Another employee Greg Ellis had them on the floor in stitches. Everyone loved Greg, because he was funny, and when you worked with him, he made an 8-hour shift fly by. That’s when it hit Ian. He needed to tap into his funny side. In England and Jamaica he was a funny kid, but somehow heʼd forgotten that part of him. From then on he became the second funniest person at Burger King. He even made the prince, Greg laugh. One day a customer whose order heʼd taken at the drive thru, told him he was funny, and should try stand up. He was 21, and needed to do something with his life. Ian went down to Governors Comedy Club and bombed his ass off. He put on a clinic of, what not to do. Only one joke worked, because he managed to say it right. So Ian figured, once he controlled his nerves, he’d be all right.

    Since then, Ian has obtained some of the most prestigious credits such as SNL (writer), MTVʼs hit show Punkʼd (regular cast member) and HBOʼs Def Comedy Jam (performer). Most recently, Ian was a writer on Foxʼs In The Flow (sketch comedy show Executive Produced by Jamie Foxx) and wrote on the 2011 BET Awards. He also performed on both Conan and Lopez Tonight in 2011, and is slated to appear as a performer on Comedy Centralʼs Russell Simmons Presents the Ruckus in 2012.

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