►►►►►ONE NIGHT ONLY: FRIDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 13th, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM◄◄◄◄◄◄\
Up Comedy Shows and The Comedy Palace present: Ian Edwards Live at The Comedy Palace on Friday night, December 13th. Two shows 7:30 & 9:30 pm
7:30 pm Tickets Info:
—— EARLY BIRD PRE-SALE PRICES ( ENDS 10/31/19) at Midnight ——-
• General Admission – Ealry Bird – Pre Sale: $20.00
• VIP – Early Bird – Pre Sale: $25.00
• VIP – Early Bird – Booth ( up to 6 in booth ) – Pre Sale: ($170 = 6 Seats x $30.00 each – SAVING $10.00)
——————- REGULAR PRE-SALE PRICES ————————
• General Admission – Pre Sale: $25.00
• VIP – Pre Sale: $30.00
• VIP – Booth ( up to 6 in booth ) – Pre Sale: ($200 = 6 Seats x $35.00 each – SAVING $10.00)
—————— DOOR PRICES ————————
• General Admission – Door : $30.00
• VIP – $40.00* (*If available)
• VIP – Booth* ( up to 6 in booth ) – $240 = (6 Seats x $40.00 each)
——————— ABOUT IAN EDWARDS ———————-
“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.”


Ian launched his career through stand-up comedy. His first writing job was on The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show in 1998. In 2000, Edwards wrote on MTV’s The Lyricist Lounge Show. He wrote on ABC’s The Big House starring Kevin Hart, and in 2005, Edwards was a regular cast member on season 6 of MTV’s Punk’d, and a story editor on Cartoon Network’s The Boondocks. He was a writer on Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, a Consulting Producer on Dogg After Dark starring Snoop Dogg and wrote on FOX’s In the Flow with Affion Crockett. Ian performed stand-up on the Comedy Death-Ray album in 2006, appeared twice on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. He performed on P. Diddy’s The Bad Boys of Comedy in 2007 and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy in 2009.[1]

Ian was a writer on ABC’s Black-ish, an uncredited writer on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and NBC’s The Carmichael Show. Additionally, Ian was a writer and Supervising Producer on season 2 of the Adult Swim animated series Black Dynamite. Ian also wrote jokes featured in The New York Post and Time Out Los Angeles in 2014.[2]

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.[3]

Ian was a cast member in the Jeff Garlin feature Dealin’ with Idiots opposite JB Smoove in 2013. In 2014, Ian acted in the film Tangerine, which was a massive success at Sundance 2015. The film signed a distribution deal with Magnolia Pictures and released in theaters in 2015. In 2015, Ian starred in Raise The ToyGantic, a mockumentary comedy about the “ToyGantic,” a toy luxury ocean-liner built in 1962.[4][5]

Ian has been interviewed or reviewed in 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!.[6][7][8]

Radio and Podcasts

Ian is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, The Adam Carolla Show and the Deathsquad Podcast Network. Edwards has also appeared on Bobby Lee’s TigerBelly Podcast, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher’s The 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, the Sway Morning Show and NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Ian also hosts two podcasts: Soccer Comics on, partnered with, and co-hosts The Preposterous Sessions with Zara Mizrahi


Writer (21 credits)

2019IanTalk: Ideas Not Worth Spreading (TV Special) (Writer)

2019Friends from College (TV Series) (written by – 1 episode)

– Old Habits (2019) … (written by)

Crashing (TV Series) (executive story editor – 8 episodes, 2018) (writing consultant – 8 episodes, 2017)

– Roast Battle (2018) … (executive story editor)
– NACA (2018) … (executive story editor)
– Artie (2018) … (executive story editor)
– Too Good (2018) … (executive story editor)
– Porter Got HBO (2018) … (executive story editor)
Show all 16 episodes

2015The Carmichael Show (TV Series) (consulting producer – 6 episodes)

– Guns (2015) … (consulting producer)
– Prayer (2015) … (consulting producer)
– Gender (2015) … (consulting producer)
– Kale (2015) … (consulting producer)
– Protest (2015) … (consulting producer)
Show all 6 episodes

2015Black-ish (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)

– Parental Guidance (2015) … (writer)

2014Black Dynamite (TV Series) (1 episode)

– How Honeybee Got Her Groove Back or Sexodus or Night of the Living Dickheads (2014)

2009-2014Laugh Factory (TV Series) (4 episodes)

– Ian Edwards: Mixed Race Girls (2014)
– Ian Edwards: Ugly Daughter (2012)
– Ian Edwards: Shark Attack (2010)
– Ian Edwards: Best Your Birthday (2009)

2012Lazy Me (TV Series short) (writer)

2011In the Flow with Affion Crockett (TV Series) (writer – 6 episodes)

– No Rush! (2011) … (writer)
– Glee Auditions (2011) … (writer)
– NBA Crock Out (2011) … (writer)
– Two Kings of Pop (2011) … (writer)
– Put the Kids to Bed (2011) … (writer)
Show all 6 episodes

2011BET Awards 2011 (TV Special)

2008Chocolate News (TV Series) (writer – 12 episodes)

– Episode #1.12 (2008) … (writer)
– Episode #1.10 (2008) … (writer)
– Episode #1.9 (2008) … (writer)
– Episode #1.8 (2008) … (writer)
– Episode #1.7 (2008) … (writer)
Show all 12 episodes

2008Godfrey Live (TV Special)

2008Da Network (TV Movie)

2007Natural Born Komics (Video)

2007The Right Now! Show (TV Special)

20071st Amendment Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (writer – 1 episode)

– Donnell Rawlings/Ian Edwards/Sheryl Underwood (2007) … (writer)

2007The Bad Boys of Comedy (TV Series documentary) (writer – 1 episode)

– Episode #2.1 (2007) … (writer)

2006KwameWorld (Short)

2004The Big House (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)

– Almost Touched by an Angel (2004) … (writer)

2000The Lyricist Lounge Show (TV Series) (2000)

1992The Uptown Comedy Club (TV Series) (1993)