Ed Helms was born and raised inAtlanta. After attendingOberlinCollegein scenicOhio, he headed forNew York Cityto pursue comedy. For years, Helms worked in the comedy trenches as a stand-up comedian which led to regular spots at NYC’s top comedy clubs.
His television credits include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, numerous national voice-overs and a 2002 Super Bowl Budweiser commercial appearing opposite Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
In the world of acting, Helms has written and performed sketch comedy with numerous groups over the years and studied improvisation with “The Upright Citizens Brigade.” Helms can still be seen regularly performing at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater inNew York City.
Ed recently wrapped a four year stint as senior correspondent on the Emmy-Award winning The Daily Show with John Stewart. Ed has also written a feature film for Paramount Pictures. Ed can now be seen as a recurring character on NBC’s The Office and will be seen in the DreamWorks feature film Evan Almighty opposite Steve Carrell.
He resides in Brooklyn. He also plays the banjo.