Ed has been teaching performance improvisation and sketch comedy writing for over 15 years. He grew up in Chicago and after graduating from Northwestern University, he began working at The Second City as a member of their National Touring Company. Also while in Chicago, Ed studied under Del Close at the ImprovOlympic Theater (now iO Chicago) where he was also a performer and instructor.
After performing the improvised movie at the Aspen Comedy Festival with his Chicago group, Bitter Noah, he moved to LA where he helped start the ImprovOlympic West. In LA, Ed performed in a handful of really great stage shows, and starred in a bunch of really crappy pilots, both of which he enjoyed very much.
Ed was a contributing writer on season two of HBOs Da Ali G Show. For the past six years he has been creating award-winning online content sponsored by brands such as P&G, Lincoln, Ford, Cadbury, LOreal, and Sun Life Financial. You can see some of his work at Dandelion.com.
Ed was also a Police Officer for 3 years, assigned to the 70th Precinct in Flatbush Brooklyn where he once arrested a gun-toting drug dealer for kidnapping a prostitute.
In 2005 he became a co-founder of Magnet Theater where he currently performs and teaches improvisation and comedy writing.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and kids (and dog).