Joining me this week is musician, impersonator, comedian, and all-round great guy – Ed Wiley!
And, let me tell you, when it comes to making people laugh, Ed is amazing! It’s hard to believe he’s only been “playing the comedy game” for three years. His YouTube video of him impersonating President Trump as your Youth Pastor has been viewed over 80,000 times!
His Presidential impressionistic chops were honed back during the Bush (43) Administration, and he would goof around for friends or open up a corporate meeting here or there, but he lacked the vision, courage, and faith to jump into comedy full time. In fact, if it weren’t for a health scare and divine recalibration, the world may be without his comical musings today!
After spending a lot of time reading his Bible, especially in Galatians, Ed learned a lot about God’s grace. While he had been thoroughly taught about grace, it never really became “real” for him until around 2012. That was when he was liberated to venture into new frontiers in his life and following God’s guidance in a whole new way.He began writing.
He began driving.
He began working on his comedic craft!
And, apparently, he spent a lot of time reading political papers, because his video of Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump going out on adventures is gut-splitting!
And, what sets Ed apart from so many other comedians these days is that he doesn’t mock our Heads of State. He teases them, but there is no cruelty tossed out at anyone. He is inspired by the comedic greats like Rich Little, Dana Carvey, and even Will Rogers when he impersonated President Calvin Coolidge in 1928! (and, reportedly, President Coolidge loved it!)
You can catch Ed’s musings at edwileycomedy.com, or you can see him live with Anita Renfroe as part of Prison Fellowship International’s Flat-Out Funny Tour.