Ian Edwards has appeared on Family Guy, Live at Gotham, and HBO’s Bad Boys of Comedy. He can be seen weekly at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.
Ian was born in England, raised in Jamaica, and moved to New York with his family when he was 17. When he was 21, he stopped working the drive-thru at Burger King to try his hand at stand-up comedy. His first writing job was on The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show in 1998. Since then, he’s appeared on Def Comedy Jam (twice) and Show Time at the Apollo. He’s written for Saturday Night Live, the Lyricist Lounge show on MTV, The Boondocks for the Cartoon Network, etc., and was a cast member of Punk’d on MTV.
Most recently, Ian was a writer on ABC’s Black-ish, an uncredited writer on CBS’s Two Broke Girls and NBC’s The Carmichael Show, and a Producer on the hit Adult Swim animated series Black Dynamite. Ian also has written jokes featured in The New York Post and Time Out Los Angeles.
In 2014, Ian released his debut comedy album, 100% Half Assed, on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco Records as the first comic signed to Conan O’Brien’s label. He has appeared multiple times on Conan and @Midnight.
In 2014, Ian acted in the film Tangerine, which was a massive success at Sundance 2015. In 2015, Ian also starred in Raise The ToyGantic, a mockumentary comedy about the “ToyGantic,” a toy luxury ocean-liner built in 1962.
Ian has been interviewed or reviewed in Entertain Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Magazine, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Marvel Comics, Thought Catalogue, The Onion AV Club, LA Weekly, Penthouse Magazine, Uptown Magazine, Exlaim!. He is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, The Adam Carolla Show and the Deathsquad Podcast Network. Edwards has also appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher’sThe Champs, Joey Diaz’s The Church of What’s Happening Now, Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, Duncan Trussell’s Duncan Trussell Family Hour, Greg Fitzsimmons’s Fitzdog Radio, Kroq’s Kevin and Bean Show, Sway Morning Show and NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Ian also hosts two podcasts: Soccer Comics on AllThingsComedy.com, partnered withLaughspin.com, and co-hosts The Preposterous Sessions with Zara Mizrahi.
Follow Ian on Twitter @IanEdwardsComic.