Ed the Sock, a cigar-smoking pop culture icon in his homeland Canada, started his TV career on a tiny cable access station in Toronto in 1987 and quickly became a national phenomenon. And now, the hilarious sock puppet is coming to EveryJoe!
In 1994 his late-night TV show Ed’s Night Party! (later Ed & Red’s Night Party!) started its record-breaking 14-year run on broadcaster Citytv, beating heavyweights Leno and Letterman in head-to-head ratings battles. The show was syndicated around the world, including two seasons on G4 in the US. Two seasons of Ed & Red’s Night Party! can be found on YouTube at EdtheSockCentral.
Ed was a leading personality on Muchmusic, Canada’s former music TV channel, where his fearless honesty and wit made him a hero to viewers and celebrities, including Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, Willie Nelson, William Shatner and too many more to list. Ed continues to be a force to be reckoned with in Canada, with frequent appearances on TV & radio, and a video column on Huffington Post Canada.
An outspoken commentator on pop culture, music, TV, movies, news, politics and more, Ed will be bringing his razor-sharp humor to EveryJoe.com very soon with a weekly show called Sock Puppet Account, a title he doesn’t like because it plays on his ethnicity.
As for any similarity between Ed and a certain dog puppet… well, Ed was first (by over a decade), but there’s room for two puppets in the entertainment world. There’s many more than that already working in news and reality shows.
Look for an exclusive interview with Ed the Sock here on EveryJoe in the coming days, along with further details about the new show.