Dean Edwards

Dean Edwards

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About Dean Edwards

With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean
Edwards remains one of the comedy worlds most in demand performers
across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters and
spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite,
garnering media attention as well as a legion of fans.

Most recently flexing his acting chops, Dean can be seen guest starring on
Hulu networks’ new paranormal comedy, DEADBEAT. He also was
fortunate enough to have that rarity in late night as he received a standing
ovation for his brilliant stand up set on a recent episode of The Arsenio Hall
Show.

As one of the stars of MTV2’s hit show, Guy Code, Dean helped the show
become the networks most successful show in its history. He also just
completed hosting TV One’s clip show, VIDIOTS and served as a
correspondent on BET networks late night news comedy, DON’T SLEEP,
hosted by TJ Holmes.

A talented Actor/Comedian, Dean Edwards has been making his mark in
comedy following two successful seasons as a cast member on “Saturday
Night Live.” With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael
Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as "Man
in Elevator" and "Cop#2", Dean always pushed himself to the limits of
creativity and exhaustion. Always the multi-tasker, Dean found the
momentum to juggle his SNL career, his numerous standup appearances and
multiple television appearances.

Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York, Dean's travels made it
easy for him to communicate with all walks of life. After dividing his
college career between classes and a 6-year term in the U.S. Army Reserves,
Dean ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although
his fellow soldiers loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Dean spent
many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his comedic talent. That talent
paid off and Dean found his career after participating in a college talent
show.

Armed with a degree in communications, Dean became an in-demand
comic, and landed his first big break on Russell Simmons' “DEF COMEDY
JAM.” Though the show is renown for it's blue humor, Dean found a way to
break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal. Subsequently, he was a featured comedian on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” a few years
later. Dean followed his TV appearances by starring in numerous television
commercials, and also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film “THE
ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY”.

Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy
clubs and colleges across the country. An international sensation, Dean has
attended Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice and was chosen
to perform at the Jozi, Cape Town and Durban Comedy Festival’s in
Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban South Africa, as well as Saudi
Arabia in late, 2009. More recently, Dean completed a tour of the Middle
East, performing in front of more than 10,000 comedy fans: beginning in
Cairo, Egypt and ending in Kuwait.

Dean has made several late night appearances, including “The Late Show
with Craig Ferguson” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He is also a
favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed,” and is
frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows.
Director Malcolm Lee also chose Dean to finish Bernie Mac's voice/ADR
work on "Soul Men" after the comedian’s untimely death.

He spent 2 years workshopping and creating the character of Donkey,
leading up to Dreamworks’ SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Jeffrey
Katzenberg was so impressed by Dean’s vocal talents that he invited Dean to
step into Eddie Murphy’s shoes to reprise the role of Donkey in
Dreamworks’ new Halloween classic, “SCARED SHREKLESS”. Some of
his feature credits include “SPIDERMAN 3”, “TONY –N- TINA’S
WEDDING” and “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”. Dean’s first comedy CD,
“REAL TALK WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Volume 1” debuted at the top of
Itunes comedy charts in 2009. As he continues to ascend in the ranks of
entertainment, Dean next plans to record a one hour comedy special in the
near future.