Ed’s standup career began during his college years at Strathclyde University, Glasgow. As student welfare officer he was often called on to MC events, where he impressed people with his personable comedy and charm. It wasn’t long before he’d quit his studies completely and started up a small comedy club in Glasgow. From there he moved to London, where he started all over again with open spots and short sets on the club circuit, honing his material and developing the curmudgeonly and nerdy persona we’ve all come to know and love.
During his twenty years in comedy, Ed has enjoyed huge critical and popular success in the UK and Ireland. He has performed hit tours, sold out many runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, had a successful two-week run in the West End and appeared on radio, television, the stage and the big screen.
Ed has gathered a large following all over the world. In the UK and Ireland, Ed has become a regular fixture on television and radio. He is the current presenter of What’s So Funny on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has officially been named a “friend with benefits” of the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show on BBC 6 Music. On television, he has appeared on panel shows like Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Have I Got News for You, and has made several memorable appearances on The Graham Norton Show.