“The Ed Forman Show, with ME! ED FORMAN!” is Portland’s answer to The Tonight Show; a late-night talk show that mixes EDgy audience interaction, EDsurd sketch comedy, playful EDterviews and EDceptional local music all under the watch of a boozy, polyester clad, selfish self-help guru who authored the best-selling book “I’ll Make You Better ‘Cause I’m Better Than You!”
Performing every Tuesday night at Dante’s since June 2008, The Ed Forman Show has logged over 300 live performances. In January 2012 the program relocated to Hollywood, CA.
“Imagine Stephen Colbert as a libidinous sociopath. Forman’s lacerating wit and bottomless energy make for a hilarious evening of great gags and public humiliation. It’s the best entertainment $3 can buy!“ – The Willamette Week
Ed Forman is the alter-ego of Aaron Ross, an actor and comedian who has been entertaining audiences in the Rose City for almost a decade. On top of the 25 other characters that Ross transforms himself into on The Ed Forman Show he is also the host of the acclaimed rock n roll kids show “You Who!” produced monthly by The Decemberists Chris Funk. Ross can also be seen in a variety of national and regional commercials that include Nintendo, Intel, Papa Murphy’s, Oil Can Henry, and Doritos.
Previous guests of The Ed Forman Show include Peter Stormare (Fargo, Big Lebowski), Danger Ehren (Jackass), Kyle Gass (Tenacious D) , Timmy Williams (IFC’s “The Whitest Kids You Know”), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Channing Frye (Phoenix Suns), Antonio Harvey (Portland Trailblazers), Slimkid3 (The Pharcyde), Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Courtenay Hameister(Live Wire!), Timber Joey (Portland Timbers), Dave Dahl (Dave’s Killer Bread), Tres Shannon(Voodoo Donuts), and the Mayors of Portland, Eugene, Vancouver, Sherwood, Forest Grove, Newport, Coos Bay, Tigard, Tualatin, and Beaverton.
Each night Ed is backed by the jazz-funk styling of “THEM! THE BAND!” (JP Downer – Bass, Dave Dernovsek – Keys, Tony! Lintz – Drums) Musical guests who have performed with “THEM!”includes Ryan Sollee (The Builders and the Butchers), Aaron Beam (Red Fang), Eric Johnson(Fruit Bats), Adam Shearer (Weinland), Vursatyl (Lifesavas), Chris Funk (Decemberists), Slimkid3(The Pharcyde), Ben Darwish, Boy Eats Drum Machine.