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Ed Crasnick

Ed Crasnick guest stars on TV Land's Hot in Cleveland," where he plays Gary, Victoria's (Wendie Malick) associate movie director.

Ed is an Emmy winning writer and a creator, performer, producer and development exec who created Self Help Comedy. You may have seen him on or run into him in the hallways of: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Just Shoot Me, Ellen, Dr. Katz, Conan, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Dancing with The Stars, Win Ben Stein's Money, The MTV Movie and Video Awards, Waiting For Woody, Fired, Antz, a critically acclaimed solo show "I'm Not Perfect", radio shows in LA and San Francisco and many more. During that time; he has visited therapists, shaman, psychics, chiropractors, astrologers, communication experts, mediation teachers and healers to beat the band. If you take his background in entertainment and enough self help to power the milky way, you get a man who has to do something called Self Help Comedy.

Recently, Ed was a writer/show producer on the new sitcom "After Lately" with Chelsea Handler and worked with Ryan Seacrest to create an original daily syndicated entertainment report. He has hosted on Television, radio and now does a weekly talk/variety show about people in comedy called This Week in Comedy. He is also the co-creator of the sitcom "The Writers Room" for Sony. He served as VP of Comedy at Fremantle Media in LA where he created “The Instant Comedy Project” which is a production think-tank. He is currently writing "The Self Help Comedy" book while developing unscripted and scripted television, feature and live projects. He is launching a production company specializing in self help entertainment media.

Ed lives by the beach in LA with his wife and daughter, where he drinks coffee and worries.

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Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

December 1
LeBron is Le Gone
Melanie dates a basketball coach for the Cavaliers who still isn't over LeBron James leaving Cleveland. Guest Stars: Jon Lovitz
Elka's Snowbird
Elka tries to convince Max, who is pining to fly to Florida, that she can keep him warm in the cold Cleveland winter. Guest Stars: Carl Reiner
December 2
Elka's trial has come at last, and her fate will be decided. What will the verdict be? Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Amy Sedaris
Where's Elka? Part 2
Elka's on the lam and the women go looking for her in Amish country. Guest Stars: Amy Sedaris, George Wendt
December 3
How I Met My Mother
The son that Joy gave up for adoption stops by for a surprise visit.
Unseparated at Birthdates
In this birthdates episode: Elka plays dumb to land a rich bachelor, Melanie's date is holier than thou, Joy only likes hers when he's not himself and Victoria gets double what she bargained for. Guest Star: John Mahoney