Ed Byrne (born 10 April 1972) is an Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist and actor. He has presented television shows Uncut! Best Unseen Ads and Just for Laughs, and is a guest on television panel games. As an actor he played the title character in the ITV2 adaptation of the pantomime Aladdin. Deciding to study horticulture at the University of Strathclyde, he was made entertainments convener at the Students Union in his second year of study. Byrne started a comedy night called The Comedy Cellar in the basement of the 13th Note public house on Glassford Street, Glasgow. On the first night, Byrne appeared on the roster alongside Armando Ianucci's brother David. Over the following few months, acts booked included: Ford Kiernan; Phil Kay; Greg Hemphill; Alan Francis and Alan Tyler.
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